Tully Blanchard
professional wrestler
Tully Blanchard
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).
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Remembering a wrestling match that felt real
USA Today - over 3 years
Fans are still in awe of the "I Quit" match between Tully Blanchard and Magnum T.A.
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CSSGMT: 'Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon, WrestleMania 10' advances to Round of 32
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
I suppose this should come as no surprise but it's still a bit of a shock that an incredible match like Magnum T.A. vs. Tully Blanchard at an event like Starrcade 1985 didn't do any better here. Then again, it was up against what was probably the greatest ladder match of all time. And so, "Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon, WrestleMania 10" has advanced to the Round of 32 in the Cageside Seats Greatest Matches Tournament by a final tally of 34-12. Not even close. Remember to vote in today's match-up pitting number three seed "The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, WrestleMania 17" taking on number 14 seed "Chris Benoit vs. Great Sasuke, Super J-Cup 1994."
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Info on WWE's Upcoming WCW Clash of the Champions DVD Set
Wrestling News Source - almost 5 years
The Real Story NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair vs. Sting Clash of the Champions 27th March, 1988 NWA World Tag Team Championship Match Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Lex Luger & Barry Windham Clash of the Champions 27th March, 1988 Why Wait a Whole Year? NWA World Tag Team Championship Match Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Sting & Dusty Rhodes Clash of the Champions II 8th June, 1988 Russian Chain Match Ricky Morton vs. Ivan Koloff Clash of the Champions III 7th September, 1988 “I Quit” Match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk Clash of the Champions IX 15th November, 1989 Mil Mascaras vs. Cactus Jack Manson Clash of the Champions X 6th February, 1990 NWA World Tag Team Championship Match Midnight Express vs. Rock & Roll Express Clash of the Champions XI 13th June, 1990 To Be The Man, You Gotta Beat The Man NWA United States Championship Match ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair v ...
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The Wrestling Genius: Submission One in the Mount Rushmore of Wrestling
Wrestle Heat - about 5 years
Last week I tasked you my faithful readers to send me your Mount Rushmore of wrestling. You guys and gals did not disappoint. I got a ton of responses, some really good ones, and by really good I mean ones that agreed with me. I got some really way out there submissions, like Jake the Snake Roberts and someone said John Cena. Cena? Really? Really? Come on man, are you serious bro? There got that out of my system, but seriously to the person who said John Cena, I fear for your sanity. I also got some interesting but out there submissions. I really liked and I’m sorry I can’t remember who sent it to me and I can’t find it but someone made a great case for Vince McMahon. While I can’t argue Vince’s credentials and how much he changed wrestling I want to keep this strictly about full time wrestlers. Mount Rushmore has only presidents so my Mount Rushmore of wrestling will only have wrestlers. However if you twisted my arm on it here’s my non-wrestler Mount Rushmore: Vince McMahon: Wrestl ...
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Wrestling: The 50 Greatest Tag Teams of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
There were those who were good tag team wrestlers and held belts with numerous partners (Tito Santana) and those who formed a union that remained true and dominant (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard). And there were those who were tag team partners for
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NWO Sting Jeff Farmer recalls Eric Bischoff warning him what would cause him ... - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 5 years
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Dusty Rhodes' Top 10 Greatest Promos of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
This is what happened when Baby Doll turned on Tully Blanchard and The Horsemen. Fans almost immediately forgot how much they hated her before, mostly because of her becoming aligned with Dusty. Dusty helped Baby Doll get over like no one ever thought
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TNA iMPACT Results - September 01, 2011 - ProWrestling.com
Google News - over 5 years
Van Dam nails him with shots to the mid-section and nails a Tully Blanchard slingshot suplex. Van Dam comes back with a rebound clothesline and a spinkick. He slams Gunner and nails Rolling Thunder for a two count. Gunner reverses an Irish whip but is
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// The 411 Wrestling Top 5: Top Stables & Supergroups - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
In the start, it was great with Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson and Ole Anderson. Yeah, Ole was not great but he was a mean SOB. Then when Ole left the group, it became spectacular. From Lex Luger to Barry Windham to Sting, the group added the
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This Eric Young Angle Has to Go Away - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and Dusty Rhodes would be ashamed. Young when he is clean-shaven, mat wrestling and concentrating on what goes on in the ring, can be one of the ten best in TNA. Now, he is just a farce and has no credibility (I would say
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Best factions in professional wrestling history - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, and the Nature Boy Ric Flair made up that original group and will forever be known as the best incarnation. While Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko were suitable members and Barry Windham had a nice run,
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10 Wrestlers Who Would Fit in the Four Horsemen Today - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Seven men were honored enough to call themselves Horsemen (Flair, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, Barry Windham, Lex Luger and Sting), eight, if you include JJ Dillon. And in that time, they fought off the best competition the NWA/WCW had
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Guest column: Hitman was always SummerSlam's best performer - CANOE
Google News - over 5 years
In '89 the Hart Foundation opened the show against the Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) in what was the longest match on the card and much better "wrestling" than the Hogan-Zeus main event at the other end. The Hart Foundation's last
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Fanfest final day sees goodbyes, while offering unique opportunities - CANOE
Google News - over 5 years
Meanwhile, Assassins Hamilton and Colley, Tully Blanchard and Bill Eadie took their seats for one of the day's final autograph sessions. Despite a few last-minute scheduling switch ups, the 2011 Fanfest gave fans a rare chance to mingle with and create
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Adding Up The Dollars – TNA Hardcore Justice Preview - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
They remind me of a newer Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard team, as they have that oldschool psychology mixed in with an up-to-date move-set. But yeah, this match should be good if booked right. With TNA, it's hard to say, but I still have faith that
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My Top 10 Greatest Tag Teams of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Demolition was notable for its feuds with The Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian), the Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) and the Colossal Connection (Andre the Giant and Haku). Booker T might be most remembered nowadays for being a
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The Top 50 Best Heels in Professional Wrestling, 1981-2011 - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Tully Blanchard Enterprises produced one of the best heels of all time, a man who didn't think he was the best—a man who was convinced he was the best. And he set out to prove it every night. A founding member of the original Four Horsemen,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tully Blanchard
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 62
    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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  • FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 58
    On March 31, 2012, Tully Blanchard was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of the Four Horsemen
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  • 2010
    Age 56
    In 2010 Tully Blanchard joined International Network of Prison Ministries, where he serves on the Board of Advisers.
    More Details Hide Details 1Typically defended in Georgia, the title was won after the Georgia Championship Wrestling was purchased by the then World Wrestling Federation. 2Not to be confused with the Vancouver, British Columbia based promotion that existed from the early '60s to the late '80s. This North Carolina promotion lasted from March 1998 until January 1999.3The last TV title he won on January 12, 1979 was renamed to Heavyweight title on February 1979.
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 54
    In November 2008, he hosted part 2 of the 5 part Essential Starrcade series on WWE 24/7 as well as appearing in one of the matches.
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    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 53
    He appeared prominently in the 2007 DVD Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the mid-2000s, Blanchard briefly worked for World Wrestling Entertainment as a producer.
  • 2005
    Age 51
    On January 29, 2005 at WrestleReunion, Blanchard lost to Jeff Jarrett.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 45
    He defeated Stan Lane at the Heroes of Wrestling PPV on October 10, 1999.
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  • 1998
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 1995
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He challenged Douglas again in February and March, losing on both occasions.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 40
    One year later, at Slamboree 1994, Blanchard appeared with WCW for a single night, wrestling Terry Funk to a double disqualification.
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  • 1993
    Age 39
    In 1993, World Championship Wrestling offered Blanchard a $500 USD per appearance contract to reform The Four Horsemen at Slamboree 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Blanchard did not accept the offer, considering the offer to be too low, and WCW replaced him with Paul Roma.
  • 1990
    Age 36
    He made his final appearance with the AWA in May 1990.
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    At SuperClash IV on April 8, 1990, he defeated Tommy Jammer.
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    Blanchard debuted in the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based American Wrestling Association in March 1990, aligning himself with The Destruction Crew.
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  • 1989
    Age 35
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Around that time, Blanchard failed a drug test, testing positive for cocaine and causing his premature departure from the WWF. Bobby Heenan himself replaced Blanchard as part of the Heenan Family team at the Survivor Series a month later.
  • 1988
    Age 34
    After clashing with Jim Crockett and booker Dusty Rhodes about their pay, Blanchard and Arn Anderson left the NWA for the World Wrestling Federation on September 10, 1988, losing in an 11th-hour title change to the Midnight Express tandem of Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane after a brief feud.
    More Details Hide Details Fellow Horseman Barry Windham and manager J.J. Dillon would leave later for similar reasons; Flair, meanwhile, considered leaving but decided to stay when the NWA signed his old friend Ricky Steamboat and put them in a program together. In the WWF, Blanchard and Anderson were dubbed "The Brain Busters" and paired with heel manager Bobby Heenan.
    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.
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  • 1987
    Age 33
    By mid 1987, Blanchard and Anderson began competing regularly on the tag team circuit and quickly entered into a feud with the Rock 'n' Roll Express over the NWA World Tag Team Championship.
    More Details Hide Details The feud culminated in late September after Blanchard and Anderson won the titles after a number of high-profile matches. Toward the end of 1987 Lex Luger defected from the Horsemen and feuded with all of them over the course of the next several months. Luger quickly formed a partnership with Barry Windham and competed in the tag team division as well.
  • 1986
    Age 32
    The group quickly established dominance within the territory by capturing numerous championships with Arn being the NWA World Television Champion simultaneously, Blanchard winning the NWA National Heavyweight Championship in March 1986 and with Flair as the NWA World Champion.
    More Details Hide Details The Horsemen feuded with the top baby faces of the territory including Magnum T.A., Nikita Koloff, Dusty Rhodes, Wahoo McDaniel, The Rock 'n' Roll Express, The Road Warriors and others. The Horsemen continued to feud with the other top stars of the NWA throughout 1986 and 1987, particularly after forcing out Ole Anderson and replacing him with Lex Luger.
  • 1985
    Age 31
    Throughout the latter half of 1985, Blanchard and a number of high-profile wrestlers in the company often competed together, usually in variations of tag team matches or interferring in one another's matches if they appeared to be losing.
    More Details Hide Details These wrestlers included Ole Anderson, who had long since become a legendary figure in the Mid-Atlantic and Georgia territories, rising star Arn Anderson and Ric Flair, the biggest star in the promotion and NWA World Heavyweight Champion. In early 1986, the foursome became a solidified group and called themselves the Four Horsemen.
    On July 21, 1985 Blanchard defeated Magnum for the U.S. Championship by punching him with a foreign object in his hand given to him by Baby Doll, who came to ringside dressed as a security guard.
    More Details Hide Details The feud culminated at Starrcade '85 during a brutal and extremely bloody I Quit match held inside of a steel cage for the title. The match ended with Magnum driving a piece of a broken wooden chair into Blanchard's forehead, which was already deeply cut and bleeding profusely, forcing him to submit.
    In late 1985, Blanchard fired Baby Doll as his manager, slapping her during an interview segment and ignited a feud with Dusty Rhodes, who came to her aid.
    More Details Hide Details James J. Dillon then became Blanchard's manager. After Blanchard's feud with Rhodes ended, he soon found himself immersed in another high-profile feud over the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship held by Magnum T.A.. Much like his feud with Dusty Rhodes, Blanchard's rivalry with Magnum escalated into a series of bloody and brutal matches, and became one of the top feuds in the NWA.
    The title would soon be renamed the NWA World Television Championship and the two continued to feud throughout the first half of 1985 with Blanchard regaining the title and losing it back to Rhodes in early July 1985 at the Great American Bash inside a steel cage; Rhodes also won the services of Baby Doll for 30 days.
    More Details Hide Details In the mid 80s Tully Blanchard had a series of matches with World Wrestling Council Universal Champion Carlos Colon in Puerto Rico and the Continental United States.
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 30
    Blanchard won the title on March 28, 1984 and defended the title against some of the top contenders in the territory such as Ricky Steamboat, whom he faced at Starrcade '84.
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    Blanchard came to Jim Crockett, Jr.'s Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling in early 1984.
    More Details Hide Details Blanchard immediately entered into a feud with Mark Youngblood over the NWA Television Championship, which would later be renamed the NWA World Television Championship and WCW World Television Championship.
    In 1984, Blanchard left SCW for Jim Crockett Promotions.
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  • 1978
    Age 24
    Blanchard was first married on May 7, 1978 to Elizabeth Diane Boyles in Bexar County, Texas. However, the marriage was brief and ended in divorce on June 30, 1980. Blanchard later married Courtney Shattuck. Together, they have 4 children: Taylor, Tanner, Tessa and Tally. They later divorced with Courtney remarrying another former wrestler, Magnum T.A., in March 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Tessa Blanchard, one of Blanchard's daughters, has followed in her father's footsteps to become a professional wrestler. Blanchard became a born-again Christian on November 13, 1989. He currently has a prison ministry, where he preaches the Christian gospel to inmates.
    Between 1978 and 1983, Blanchard held the SCW Southwest Television Championship and SCW Southwest Heavyweight Championship on seven occasions.
    More Details Hide Details He formed a tag team with Gino Hernandez, "The Dynamic Duo". They held the Texas All-Star USA Tag Team Championship on five occasions and the SCW World Tag Team Championship on one occasion in the early 1980s.
  • 1975
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He began his career by tag teaming with his father in a feud against Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Age 0
    Born on January 22, 1954.
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