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Barry Windham

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Title History

  • NWA Florida Televison title defeating Bugsy McGraw (1980);
  • NWA Florida Televison title defeating Masa Saito (July 26, 1980);
  • NWA Florida Televison title defeating Super Destroyer (September 3, 1980);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Scott McGhee defeating Assassins in a tournament final (October 18, 1980);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Rene Goulet (1981);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Mike Graham defeating R.T Tyler & Bobby Jaggers (January 2, 1981);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Dory Funk Jr. (January 12, 1981);
  • NWA (Florida) North American Tag Team titles w/Mike Graham defeating Assassins (March 24, 1981);
  • NWA (Knoxville) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Mongolian Stomper (June 1981);
  • NWA (Knoxville) Southern Heavyweight title defeating John Studd (October 2, 1981);
  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles w/Ron Bass defeating John Studd & Jim Garvin (November 14, 1982);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Greg Valentine in a tournament (December 18, 1982);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Jos LeDuc (September 17, 1983);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Jos LeDuc (September 19, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Mike Rotundo defeating Black Bart & Ron Bass (March 14, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Mike Rotundo defeating Black Bart & Ron Bass (April 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Mike Rotundo defeating Black Bart & Ron Bass (May 26, 1984);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Mike Rotundo defeating Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis (January 21, 1985);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Mike Rotundo defeating Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik (June 17, 1985);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Ron Bass (September 1, 1986);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Ron Bass (September 24, 1986);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Ron Bass for vacant title (October 8, 1986);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) United States Tag Team titles w/Ron Garvin defeating Krusher Khrushchev & Ivan Koloff (December 9, 1986);
  • NWA Western States Heritage Heavyweight title defeating Black Bart in a tournament (June 20, 1987);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Lex Luger defeating Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson (March 27, 1988);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) United States Heavyweight title defeating Nikita Koloff in a tournament (May 13, 1988);
  • WCW World Televison title defeating Steve Austin (April 27, 1992);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Dustin Rhodes defeating Steve Williams & Terry Gordy (September 21, 1992);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Dustin Rhodes defeating Steve Williams & Terry Gordy (September 21, 1992);
  • NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Great Muta (Febuary 21, 1993);
  • NWA North American Heavyweight title Awarded (March 1, 1998);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Tully Blanchard defeating Border Patrol (September 12, 1998);
  • NWA New England Heavyweight title defeating Eric Sbraccia (September 19, 1998);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Curt Hennig defeating Dean Malenko & Chris Beniot in a tournament (Febuary 21, 1999);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Kendall Windham defeating Harlem Heat (August 23, 1999);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Tag Team titles w/Kendall Windham defeating Thunder & Lightning (September 2, 2000);
  • TCW (Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Ray Lloyd (October 28, 2000);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning

  • Barry Windham is the son of the legendary Blackjack Mulligan and the older brother of fellow wrestler Kendell Windham..
  • 1981: Barry Windham began his professional wrestling career wrestling under the name Blackjack Mulligan Jr. in Knoxville.
  • Jay A. wrote:Between 1983-84, while wrestling for Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF), Ron Bass, Dusty Rhodes and Windham developed a hillarious angle. The legend was Rhodes and Bass were childhood friends back in Texas. Dusty’s mother had given Bass a saddle as a child. Bass brought the saddle out on televised matches and basically alluded to Dusty’s mother favoring him over her own son. Windham, who was then the Florida heavyweight champion, reasoned that Bass was unworthy of the gift. A match, which would be televised, was between Bass and Windham. Bass and Windham had already enjoyed a long running feud, where Bass would often refer to Windham as a ‘snot nose punk’. Windham would place his title up and Bass would in return release the saddle to Windham if he was defeated. Windham defeated Bass in what was probably the longest televised match in CWF history (about 40 mins). Bass had different ideas and instead of walking away from the mat, used the One Man Gang to help him place the saddle on Windham’s back and Bass ‘rode’ him around in the ring. In a few minutes other wrestlers, most notably Windham’s father Blackjack Mulligan, came to the rescue and stopped the ‘humiliating’ treatment. It was one of the best and most hillarious moments in televised wrestling history!

World Wrestling Federation – The US Express

Florida

  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: Barry Windham & Mike Rotunda defeated The Fabulous Ones (Steve Kiern & Stan Lane)..
  • In Florida, Barry Windham lost a loser-leaves-town match but returned to the territory as the masked “Yellow Dog”.

National Wrestling Alliance

  • December 9, 1986: Ron Garvin & Barry Windham defeated Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev for the NWA US Tag Team titles..
  • February 15, 1987–MoscaMania 2: The Midnight Express defeated Hector Guerrero & Barry Windham in Hamilton, Ontario..
  • March 14, 1987: Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch defeated Ron Garvin & Barry Windham to capture the NWA US Tag Team titles..
  • July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash: Barry Windham defeated Rick Steiner..
  • November 26, 1987 – Starrcade: Steve Williams defeated Barry Windham to retain the UWF Heavyweight title..
  • January 24, 1988 – Bunkhouse Stampede: Larry Zbyszko defeated Barry Windham..
  • March 27, 1988 – NWA CotC: Lex Luger & Barry Windham beat Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard to win the NWA Tag Team titles..
  • April 20, 1988: Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Barry Windham & Lex Luger to reclaim the NWA World Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~Barry Windham turned on Lex Luger, and joined the Four Horsemen, in one of the most shocking moments in wrestling history!

National Wrestling Alliance – The IV Horsemen

  • Barry Windham joined the NWA’s most famous faction, the Four Horsemen – managed by James J. Dillon..
  • May 13, 1988: Barry Windham defeated Nikita Koloff in a Tournament to capture the NWA United States championship..
  • June 8, 1988 – NWA Clash of the Champions: Barry Windham defeated Brad Armstrong to retain the NWA United States title..
  • July 10, 1988 – Great American Bash: Barry Windham defeated Dusty Rhodes to retain the NWA United States title..
  • September 7, 1988 – NWA Clash of the Champions: Sting defeated Barry Windham by Disqualification..
  • December 7, 1988 – NWA Clash of the Champions: Ric Flair & Barry Windham defeated The Midnight Express..
  • December 26, 1998 – Starrcade: Barry Windham defeated Bam Bam Bigelow by Count-out..
  • February 20, 1989 – Chi Town Rumble: Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham..
  • June 13, 1990 – NWA Clash of the Champions: Barry Windham defeated Doug Furnas..
  • July 7, 1990 – Great American Bash: Paul Orndorff/El Gigante/Junkyard Dog beat Sid Vicious/A.Anderson/B.Windham by DQ..
  • December 16, 1990 – Starrcade: Doom vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham ended in a No-Contest..
  • January 30, 1991 – WCW Clash of the Champions: Arn Anderson & Barry Windham beat The Renegades (Chris & Mark Youngblood)..
  • February 24, 1991 – WrestleWar: The IV Horseman w/Arn Anderson beat Sting’s Team in a War Games Steel Cage Match..
  • ~~~Ric Flair & Barry Windham & Sid Vicious & Larry Zbyszko defeated Sting & Brian Pillman & The Steiner Brothers..
  • March 21, 1991 – WCW-New Japan Super Show: Arn Anderson & Barry Windham defeated Masa Saito & Masahiro Chono..
  • May 19, 1991 – Superbrawl: Barry Windham defeated Brian Pillman in a Taped Fist match..
  • June 14, 1991 – WCW CotC: Barry Windham & Arn Anderson defeated Brian Pillman & El Gigante in a Loser Leaves Town match..
  • January 21, 1992 – Clash of Champions #18: Dusty Rhodes & Barry Windham & Ron Simmons defeated Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko & Bobby Eaton).

National Wrestling Alliance – Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes

  • May 17, 1992 – Wrestle War: Sting’s Squadron defeated The Dangerous Alliance in a War Games Steel Cage Match..
  • ~~~Sting/N.Koloff/R.Steamboat/Dustin Rhodes/B.Windham beat Steve Austin/Rick Rude/L.Zbyszko/A.Anderson/Bobby Eaton..
  • June 16, 1992 – WCW Clash of the Champions: Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton..
  • June 20, 1992 – Beach Blast: D.Rhodes & B.Windham & N.Koloff defeated A.Anderson & S.Austin & B.Eaton by DQ..
  • July 14, 1992 – Great American Bash: Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham inside a Steel Cage to win the U.S. title..
  • September 2, 1992 – WCW Clash of the Champions: The Barbarian & Butch Reed defeated Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes..
  • October 25, 1992 – Halloween Havoc: Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes vs Steve Williams & Steve Austin ended in a draw
  • November 18, 1992 – WCW CotC: Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Windham & Rhodes to win the NWA/WCW Tag Titles..

National Wrestling Alliance – Barry Windham

  • January 13, 1993 – WCW CotC: Sting/Dustin Rhodes/Cactus Jack defeated B.Windham/Vader/Paul Orndorff in a Cage match..
  • February 21, 1993 – Superbrawl: Barry Windham defeated The Great Muta to win the NWA World Heavyweight title..
  • May 23, 1993 – Slamboree: Barry Windham defeated Arn Anderson to retain the NWA World Heavyweight title..
  • June 16, 1993 – WCW Clash of the Champions: Barry Windham defeated Too Cold Scorpio to retain the NWA World title..

World Wrestling Federation – The Widowmaker

  • 1989: Barry Windham would sign with the WWF for a brief time wrestling as “The Widowmaker”..
  • 1990: Barry Windham would take some time off due to a knee injury before returning to WCW.

World Championship Wrestling

  • April 27, 1992: Barry Windham defeated Steve Austin to win the NWA World Television title..
  • September 21, 1992: Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes beat Terry Gordy & Steve Williams to win the NWA World Tag Team titles..
  • November 18, 1992: Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas beat Barry Windam & Dustin Rhodes to win the NWA World Tag Team titles..
  • February 21, 1993: Barry Windham defeated The Great Muta to capture the NWA World Heavyweight title..
  • July 18, 1993: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Barry Windham to win the NWA World Heavyweight title..

World Wrestling Federation – The Stalker

  • 1996: Barry Windham once again signed with the WWF, this time wrestling as “The Stalker”..
  • October 20, 1996 – IYH Buried Alive: Barry Windham defeated Justin Bradshaw in the Free4All match.

World Wrestling Federation – The Blackjacks

The NEW National Wrestling Alliance

  • 1998: Barry Windham competed for the new NWA, which was affiliated with the WWF at the time..
  • Barry Windham won the NWA North American Heavyweight title, but lost it to Jeff Jarrett..
  • January 26, 1998 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett & Barry Windham defeated The Legion Of Doom..
  • February 2, 1998 – RAW: Justin Bradshaw & Flash Funk defeated Jeff Jarrett & Barry Windham..
  • February 9, 1998 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett & Barry Windham defeated The Legion Of Doom by DQ..
  • February 23, 1998 – RAW: Taka Michinoku vs Barry Windham ended in a No-Contest..
  • March 2, 1998 – RAW: The Headbangers & Taka Michinoku defeated The Rock N Roll Express & Barry Windham..
  • March 9, 1998 – RAW: Barry Windham defeated Owen Hart by Count-out..
  • March 23, 1998 – RAW: Justin Bradshaw defeated Barry Windham..
  • April 27, 1998 – RAW: The Undertaker defeated Barry Windham..
  • May 11, 1998 – RAW: Vader defeated Barry Windham.

World Championship Wrestling

  • 1999: Barry Windham signed a contract with World Championship Wrestling..
  • Barry Windham was immediately put in a program with Ric Flair which didn’t exactly get off its feet..
  • November 30, 1998 – Nitro: Dean Malenko defeated Barry Windham by DQ..
  • December 14, 1998 – Nitro: Barry Windham defeated Emery Hale..
  • December 21, 1998 – Nitro: Barry Windham defeated Van Hammer..
  • December 28, 1998 – Nitro: Barry Windham defeated Prince Iaukea..
  • January 7, 1999 – Thunder: Barry Windham defeated Chris Benoit.

World Championship Wrestling

  • Barry Windham joined the West Texas Rednecks with Curt Hennig, Kendell Windham, and Bobby Duncum Jr..
  • January 14, 1999 – Thunder: Steve McMichael & Chris Benoit defeated Barry Windham & Curt Hennig by DQ..
  • January 17, 1999 – Souled Out: Ric Flair & David Flair defeated Barry Windham & Curt Hennig..
  • February 2, 1999 – Nitro: Curt Hennig & Barry Windham defeated Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko..
  • February 4, 1999 – Thunder: Curt Hennig & Barry Windham defeated Mike Enos & Bobby Duncum Jr. (Tournament Match)..
  • February 9, 1999 – Nitro: Barry Windham & Curt Hennig defeated Brian Adams & Horace Hogan..
  • Febuary 21, 1999: Barry Windham & Curt Hennig win a Tournament to capture the WCW World Tag Team titles..
  • March 4, 1999 – Thunder: World Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Curt Hennig defeated Horace Hogan & Vincent by DQ..
  • March 14, 1999 – Uncensored: Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko beat Curt Hennig & Barry Windham to win the WCW Tag Titles..
  • June 14, 1999 – Nitro: Barry Windham & Curt Hennig defeated Brian Adams & Vincent..
  • June 28, 1999 – Nitro: Barry Windham & Kendall Windham & Curt Hennig & Bobby Duncum Jr. defeated Brian Adams, Vincent, Horace Hogan & Stevie Ray..
  • July 1, 1999 – Thunder: Curt Hennig, Bobby Dumcum Jr., Barry Windham & Kendall Windham defeated Damian, Silver King, El Dandy & Villano V..
  • July 11, 1999 – WCW Bash At The Beach: The No Limit Soldiers defeated The West Texas Rednecks in a 4-on-4 Match..
  • ~~~Konnan & Rey Mysterio Jr. & Brad Armstrong & Swoll beat Curt Hennig & Barry & Kendall Windham & Bobby Dumcum Jr.
  • July 14, 1999 – Thunder: Chris Kanyon & DDP vs Curt Hennig & Barry Windham ended in a No-Contest..
  • July 19, 1999 – Nitro: Perry Saturn & Chris Benoit defeated Barry Windham & Curt Hennig..
  • August 9, 1999 – Nitro: Curt Hennig & Barry Windham defeated The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge)..
  • August 12, 1999 – Thunder: Dean Malenko & Shane Douglas defeated Barry Windham & Bobby Dumcum Jr..
  • August 16, 1999 – Nitro: Bill Goldberg defeated Barry Windham..
  • August 23, 1999 – Nitro: Kendall Windham & Barry Windham defeated Harlem Heat to win the World Tag Team titles..
  • August 26, 1999 – Nitro: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio & Billy Kidman beat Barry & Kendall Windham & Bobby Dumcum Jr..
  • August 30, 1999 – Nitro: World Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Kendall Windham defeated Kenny Kaos & Prince Iaukea..
  • September 6, 1999 – Nitro: Barry Windham participated in a Battle Royal won by Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko..
  • September 9, 1999 – Nitro: Booker T defeated Barry Windham by DQ..
  • September 13, 1999 – Nitro: Barry Windham & Kendall Windham defeated Steven Regal & David Taylor..
  • September 27, 1999 – Nitro: World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Barry Windham & Kendall Windham.

Semi Retirement

  • September 19, 2003 – MLW WAR GAMES: The Funkin Army (led by Terry Funk) beat The Extreme Horsemen (led by Steve Corino)..
  • ~~~Funkin Army = Terry Funk/Sabu/Dr Death/Sandman || Extreme Horsemen = Corino/Diamond/Anderson/Credible/Barry Windham..
  • July 24, 2004–FIP: Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeated Cuban Assassin & Ryze..
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: “Outlaw” Ron Bass & Larry Zbyszko defeated Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham..
  • April 2006: Dusty Rhodes was trying to encourage the WWE office to hire Barry Windham as a road agent for the WWE..
  • December 2006: Barry Windham signed on as a “Producer” (the new term for Road Agent) for World Wrestling Entertainment..
  • ~~~Notes: Windham actually signed back in April but had to delay starting the job due to undergoing back surgery…
  • June 24, 2007 – Vengeance (Night of Champions): The U.S. Express made an appearance as former World Tag Team Champions..
  • March 10, 2008–RAW: The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff vs. Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham (WrestleMania 1 Rematch)..