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 and 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 and 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 and Ron Bass (March 14, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/ Mike Rotundo defeating Black Bart and Ron Bass (April 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/ Mike Rotundo defeating Black Bart and Ron Bass (May 26, 1984);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/ Mike Rotundo defeating Dick Murdoch and Adrian Adonis (January 21, 1985);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/ Mike Rotundo defeating Nikolai Volkoff and 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 and 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 and 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 and Terry Gordy (September 21, 1992);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/ Dustin Rhodes defeating Steve Williams and 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 and 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 and 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 and Mike Rotunda defeated The Fabulous Ones (Steve Kiern and 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 and Barry Windham defeated Ivan Koloff and Krusher Khrushchev for the NWA US Tag Team titles.
  • February 15, 1987 – MoscaMania 2: The Midnight Express defeated Hector Guerrero and Barry Windham in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • March 14, 1987: Ivan Koloff and Dick Murdoch defeated Ron Garvin and 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 and Barry Windham beat Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to win the NWA Tag Team titles.
  • April 20, 1988: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard defeated Barry Windham and 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 and 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 and Barry Windham ended in a No-Contest.
  • January 30, 1991 – WCW Clash of the Champions: Arn Anderson and Barry Windham beat The Renegades (Chris and 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 and Barry Windham and Sid Vicious and Larry Zbyszko defeated Sting and Brian Pillman and The Steiner Brothers.
  • March 21, 1991 – WCW-New Japan Super Show: Arn Anderson and Barry Windham defeated Masa Saito and Masahiro Chono.
  • May 19, 1991 – Superbrawl: Barry Windham defeated Brian Pillman in a Taped Fist match.
  • June 14, 1991 – WCW CotC: Barry Windham and Arn Anderson defeated Brian Pillman and El Gigante in a Loser Leaves Town match.
  • January 21, 1992 – Clash of Champions #18: Dusty Rhodes and Barry Windham and Ron Simmons defeated Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko and Bobby Eaton).

National Wrestling Alliance – Barry Windham and 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 and Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton.
  • June 20, 1992 – Beach Blast: D.Rhodes and B.Windham and N.Koloff defeated A.Anderson and S.Austin and 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 and Butch Reed defeated Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes.
  • October 25, 1992 – Halloween Havoc: Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes vs Steve Williams and Steve Austin ended in a draw
  • November 18, 1992 – WCW CotC: Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas defeated Windham and 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 and Dustin Rhodes beat Terry Gordy and Steve Williams to win the NWA World Tag Team titles.
  • November 18, 1992: Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas beat Barry Windam and 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 and Barry Windham defeated The Legion Of Doom.
  • February 2, 1998 – RAW: Justin Bradshaw and Flash Funk defeated Jeff Jarrett and Barry Windham.
  • February 9, 1998 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett and 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 and Taka Michinoku defeated The Rock N Roll Express and 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 and Chris Benoit defeated Barry Windham and Curt Hennig by DQ.
  • January 17, 1999 – Souled Out: Ric Flair and David Flair defeated Barry Windham and Curt Hennig.
  • February 2, 1999 – Nitro: Curt Hennig and Barry Windham defeated Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.
  • February 4, 1999 – Thunder: Curt Hennig and Barry Windham defeated Mike Enos and Bobby Duncum Jr. (Tournament Match).
  • February 9, 1999 – Nitro: Barry Windham and Curt Hennig defeated Brian Adams and Horace Hogan.
  • Febuary 21, 1999: Barry Windham and Curt Hennig win a Tournament to capture the WCW World Tag Team titles.
  • March 4, 1999 – Thunder: World Tag Team Champions Barry Windham and Curt Hennig defeated Horace Hogan and Vincent by DQ.
  • March 14, 1999 – Uncensored: Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko beat Curt Hennig and Barry Windham to win the WCW Tag Titles.
  • June 14, 1999 – Nitro: Barry Windham and Curt Hennig defeated Brian Adams and Vincent.
  • June 28, 1999 – Nitro: Barry Windham and Kendall Windham and Curt Hennig and Bobby Duncum Jr. defeated Brian Adams, Vincent, Horace Hogan and Stevie Ray.
  • July 1, 1999 – Thunder: Curt Hennig, Bobby Dumcum Jr., Barry Windham and Kendall Windham defeated Damian, Silver King, El Dandy and 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 and Rey Mysterio Jr. and Brad Armstrong and Swoll beat Curt Hennig and Barry and Kendall Windham and Bobby Dumcum Jr.
  • July 14, 1999 – Thunder: Chris Kanyon and DDP vs Curt Hennig and Barry Windham ended in a No-Contest.
  • July 19, 1999 – Nitro: Perry Saturn and Chris Benoit defeated Barry Windham and Curt Hennig.
  • August 9, 1999 – Nitro: Curt Hennig and Barry Windham defeated The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge).
  • August 12, 1999 – Thunder: Dean Malenko and Shane Douglas defeated Barry Windham and Bobby Dumcum Jr.
  • August 16, 1999 – Nitro: Bill Goldberg defeated Barry Windham.
  • August 23, 1999 – Nitro: Kendall Windham and Barry Windham defeated Harlem Heat to win the World Tag Team titles.
  • August 26, 1999 – Nitro: Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio and Billy Kidman beat Barry and Kendall Windham and Bobby Dumcum Jr.
  • August 30, 1999 – Nitro: World Tag Team Champions Barry Windham and Kendall Windham defeated Kenny Kaos and Prince Iaukea.
  • September 6, 1999 – Nitro: Barry Windham participated in a Battle Royal won by Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.
  • September 9, 1999 – Nitro: Booker T defeated Barry Windham by DQ.
  • September 13, 1999 – Nitro: Barry Windham and Kendall Windham defeated Steven Regal and David Taylor.
  • September 27, 1999 – Nitro: World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Barry Windham and 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 and Dustin Rhodes defeated Cuban Assassin and Ryze.
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: “Outlaw” Ron Bass and Larry Zbyszko defeated Mike Rotundo and 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 and Nikolai Volkoff vs. Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham (WrestleMania 1 Rematch).