Tully Blanchard

Professional Wrestler
Born Jan 22, 1954

Tully Arthur Blanchard is a semi-retired second generation American professional wrestler. He is best known as an original member of the Four Horsemen. He worked for most of the major professional wrestling organizations in the United States: the National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, World Championship Wrestling, and the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE).… Read More

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1954 Birth Born on January 22, 1954.


1975 21 Years Old Blanchard was trained to wrestle by his father and José Lothario, debuting in 1975 in his father's promotion, Southwest Championship Wrestling, where he also held a number of backstage production and creative positions. … Read More
1978 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Between 1978 and 1983, Blanchard held the SCW Southwest Television Championship and SCW Southwest Heavyweight Championship on seven occasions. … Read More


In 1984, Blanchard left SCW for Jim Crockett Promotions.
After Steamboat departed JCP for the WWF, Blanchard and Dusty Rhodes began a feud for the TV title. On March 16, 1985, Rhodes defeated Blanchard to win the NWA Television Championship, ending Blanchard's 353-day reign.
1986 - 1987 2 More Events
1988 34 Years Old 1 More Event
The new duo defeated Anderson and Blanchard on March 27, 1988 though they would lose the titles back to them a little more than a month later after Windham turned on Luger and became the newest Horsemen.
1989 35 Years Old The team defeated Demolition for the WWF Tag Team Championship on July 18, 1989 (aired July 29 on Saturday Night's Main Event), ending Demolition's historic first reign, but lost the titles back to Demolition on October 2, 1989 (aired November 4 on WWF Superstars of Wrestling). Blanchard and Anderson were planning a return to the NWA. As a result, the WWF pushed a break up angle between Heenan and the Brain Busters on the November 25, 1989 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event (taped October 31, 1989). … Read More
Blanchard debuted in the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based American Wrestling Association in March 1990, aligning himself with The Destruction Crew.
1993 39 Years Old In 1993, World Championship Wrestling offered Blanchard a $500 USD per appearance contract to reform The Four Horsemen at Slamboree 1993. … Read More


1994 40 Years Old One year later, at Slamboree 1994, Blanchard appeared with WCW for a single night, wrestling Terry Funk to a double disqualification.
1995 41 Years Old In January 1995, Blanchard debuted in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion, wrestling ECW World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas to a time limit draw. … Read More
1998 44 Years Old On September 12, 1998, Blanchard teamed up with fellow Four Horseman alumnus, Barry Windham, and defeated the Border Patrol to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles.
1999 45 Years Old He defeated Stan Lane at the Heroes of Wrestling PPV on October 10, 1999.


2005 51 Years Old On January 29, 2005 at WrestleReunion, Blanchard lost to Jeff Jarrett.
2007 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Blanchard's last match to date as a wrestler was on March 10, 2007, teaming with The Nightmare and Ricky Landell in a loss to Glacier, Jake Roberts, and Ricky Morton. … Read More
2008 54 Years Old 1 More Event
On the March 31, 2008 edition of WWE Raw, Blanchard reunited with Arn Anderson, J.J. Dillon, and Barry Windham to salute the recently retired Ric Flair.
2010 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Blanchard was the head booker of NWA: New Beginnings territory in Charlotte, NC and has been a backstage agent for the wrestling shows as part of the 2010 and 2011 NWA Legends Convention which were in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA.


2016 62 Years Old On April 27, 2016, Blanchard appeared alongside Ric Flair and Arn Anderson in an episode of Table For 3 on WWE Network, where the three former members of the Horsemen discussed their lives during and after their years as a team.
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