• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 7, 2016) – WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2016, we lost Old School WWF Legend Blackjack Mulligan (Real name: Robert Windham) at the age of 73.
Blackjack Mulligan spent most of his career teaming with Blackjack Lanza as “The Blackjacks”.
Together, they won multiple tag team championships, including the World Wide Wrestling Federation titles.
In 1986, Mulligan wrestled under a mask as the “Big Machine” and joined The Giant Machine (André) & Super Machine (Masked Superstar aka Demolition Ax) in a faction, called “The Machines”.
The Blackjacks were inducted into the 2006 class of the WWE Hall of Fame by their former manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.
REST IN PEACE BLACKJACK MULLIGAN
November 25, 1942 – April 7, 2016
• Crash Pad Used For Dangerous Bump At WrestleMania 36
During the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Ladder match, Jimmy Uso took a crazy bump from the top of a ladder set up in the ring on to the floor outside.
According to the Wrestling Observer, a crash pad was used for this bump. This isn’t surprising, as Vince McMahon started and stopped matches multiple times during WrestleMania 36 tapings last week and used various production tricks to make the in-ring product look great.
You can Jimmy’s edited bump on the crash pad below:
On the other hand, Kevin Owens’ elbow drop on Seth Rollins from the top of the WrestleMania 36 sign through the announce table was completely legit.
You can watch it below: