Tully Blanchard

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Title History

  • Southwest Television title defeating Al Madril (July 1978);
  • Southwest Television title defeating Dale Valentine (January 10, 1979);
  • Southwest Television title defeating Dale Valentine (January 12, 1979);
  • Southwest Heavyweight title TV TITLE RENAMED to HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE (February 1979);
  • Southwest Heavyweight title defeating Dale Valentine (June 1979);
  • Southwest Heavyweight title defeating Tom Jones (February 1980);
  • Southwest Heavyweight title defeating Wahoo McDaniel (1978);
  • Southwest World Tag Team titles w/ Gino Hernandez (August 1981);
  • Southwest World Tag Team titles w/ Gino Hernandez;
  • Southwest Tag Team titles w/ Gino Hernandez (1981);
  • Southwest Tag Team titles w/ Gino Hernandez defeating Wahoo McDaniel and Terry Funk (1981);
  • Southwest Tag Team titles w/ Gino Hernandez defeating Ricky Morton and Ken Lucas (April 1982);
  • Southwest Tag Team titles w/ Gino Hernandez defeating Ricky Morton and Ken Lucas (1982);
  • Southwest Heavyweight title defeating Bob Sweetan in a Tournament final (January 3, 1983);
  • Southwest Heavyweight title defeating Bob Sweetan (June 13, 1983);
  • NWA Television title defeating Ricky Steamboat (November 22, 1984);
  • NWA Television title defeating Dusty Rhodes (April 29, 1985);
  • NWA United States title defeating Magnum TA (July 21, 1985);
  • NWA Television title defeating Dusty Rhodes (November 27, 1986);
  • NWA Tag Team titles w/Arn Anderson defeating The RockNRoll Express (September 29, 1987);
  • NWA Tag Team titles w/Arn Anderson defeating Barry Windham and Lex Luger (April 20, 1988);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Arn Anderson defeating Demolition (July 29, 1989);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Tully Blanchard is the son of Southwest promoter Joe Blanchard.

South West Championship Wrestling – Tully Blanchard:

  • 1981-82: Tully Blanchard teamed with Gino Hernandezas the “Dynamic Duo” and won four Southwest Tag Team titles.

National Wrestling Alliance – Tully Blanchard:

  • November 22, 1984 – Starrcade: Tully Blanchard defeated Ricky Steamboat to retain the Television title.
  • March 16, 1985: Dusty Rhodes defeated Tully Blanchard to capture the Television title.
  • April 29, 1985: Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the Television title.
  • July 6, 1985 – Great American Bash: Dusty Rhodes beat Tully Blanchard in a CAGE to reclaim the Television title.
  • July 21, 1985: Tully Blanchard defeated Magnum TA to capture the NWA United States title.
  • November 28, 1985 – Starrcade: Magnum TA defeated Tully Blanchard in a “Steel Cage I Quit” match to win the US title.
  • April 28, 1986 – AWA/NWA Rage in a Cage: Tully Blanchard defeated Ronnie Garvin by DQ to retain the NWA National title.
  • July 5, 1986 – Great American Bash: Ronnie Garvin defeated Tully Blanchard by knockout in a taped fist match.
  • July 26, 1986 – Great American Bash: Tully Blanchard defeated Ronnie Garvin in a taped fist rematch.
  • November 27, 1986 – Starrcae: Tully Blanchard beat Dusty Rhodes in a “First Blood” match to win the TV title.
  • February 15, 1987 – MoscaMania 2: Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes by DQ in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • April 10-11, 1987 – Crockett Cup: Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger defeated The MOD Squad.
  • ~~~Quarter Finals: Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger defeated Bob and Brad Armstrong.
  • ~~~Semi Finals: Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger defeated Giant Baba and Isao Takagi.
  • ~~~Finals: Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff defeated Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger to win the Crockett Cup!
  • July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash: The SuperPowers defeated The Four Horsemen in a War Games Match.
  • ~~~SuperPowers = Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal), and Paul Ellering.
  • ~~~Four Horsemen = Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Lex Luger, and JJ Dillon.
  • August 17, 1987: Nikita Koloff defeated Tully Blanchard to capture the Television title.

National Wrestling Alliance – The Four Horsemen:

  • Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard were members of the Four Horsemen with Ric Flair as their leader.
  • September 29, 1987: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard defeated The RockNRoll Express to win the Tag Team titles.
  • November 26, 1987 – Starrcade: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard defeated The Road Warriors by DQ.
  • March 27, 1988: Barry Windham and Lex Luger defeated Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to win the Tag Team titles.
  • April 20, 1988: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard defeated Barry Windham and Lex Luger to reclaim the Tag Team titles.
  • April 22-23, 1988 – Crockett Cup: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard defeated Italian Stallion and Kendall Windham.
  • ~~~Quarter Finals: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard received a bye to the Semi-finals.
  • ~~~Semi Finals: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers).
  • ~~~Finals: Sting and Lex Luger defeated Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to win the 1988 Crockett Cup.
  • June 8, 1988 – The Clash: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard vs Sting and Dusty Rhodes ended in a Double DQ.
  • July 9, 1988: The Road Warriors and Dusty Rhodes beat Ric Flair and Arn and Tully to capture the vacant 6-Man Tag titles.
  • July 10, 1988 – Great American Bash: Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson vs Sting and Nikita Koloff ended in a draw.
  • September 10, 1988: The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) beat Arn and Tully to capture the Tag Team titles.

World Wrestling Federation – The Brain Busters:

  • Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard signed with the WWF and debuted as the “Brain Busters” managed by Bobby Heenan.
  • October 4, 1988 – Superstars Tapings: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard defeated Tommy Angel and Bob Emery in their debut.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Arn and Tully enter at #16 and #17 and are both eliminated by Hulk Hogan.
  • March 11, 1989 – SNME: The Brain Busters vs The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) ended in a DOUBLE COUNT OUT.
  • April 2, 1989 – Wrestlemania V: The Brain Busters defeated Strike Force (Tito Santana and Rick Martel).
  • May 27, 1989 – SNME: The Brain Busters w/Bobby Heenan defeated Demolition (Tag Champions) by Disqualification.
  • July 29, 1989 – SNME: The Brain Busters w/Bobby Heenan defeated Demolition in a Best 2/3 Falls to win the Tag Team titles!
  • August 28, 1989 – Summerslam: The Brain Busters defeated The Hart Foundation in a NON TITLE match.
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: Ultimate Warrior/Jim Neidhart/The Rockers defeated Andre/Haku/Anderson/Bobby Heenan.
  • ~~~Tully Blanchard was released from WWF right after a surprise drug test before the show, and Arn left shortly afterwards.

Semi-Retirement:

  • April 8, 1990 – AWA SuperClash IV: Tully Blanchard defeated Tommy Jammer.
  • February 4, 1995 – Double Tables: Shane Douglas defeated Tully Blanchard to retain the ECW World Heavyweight title.

Retirement:

  • Tully Blanchard is now a preacher.
  • October 8, 2004 – NWA Bluegrass: Ricky Morton defeated Tully Blanchard.
  • January 8, 2005 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: Dusty Rhodes defeated Tully Blanchard.
  • January 16, 2005 – NWA Spinebuster: Dory Funk Jr. vs Tully Blanchard ended in a 30:00 draw watched by everyone backstage.
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: Jeff Jarrett w/Baby Doll defeated Tully Blanchard w/JJ Dillon to retain the NWA title.
  • February 12, 2005 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: Dusty Rhodes b Tully Blanchard in a Bunkhouse match (Ron Garvin as referee).
  • May 28, 2005 – GCW 1st Anniversary: Dusty Rhodes’ Team defeated Tully Blanchard’s Team in a War Games Cage match!
  • ~~~Dusty’s Team: Jason Cross and Sonny Siaki and Damien Steele and A.J. Steele coached by Dusty Rhodes.
  • ~~~Tully’s Team: David Young and The Wrestler and Chris Stevens and Greg Brown coached by Tully Blanchard.
  • ~~~After the match, Dusty Rhodes defeated Tully Blanchard inside the Cage with Ronnie Garvin as the special referee!
  • September 10, 2005 – Wrestle Reunion: Tully Blanchard (with J.J. Dillon) defeated Outlaw Ron Bass.
  • November 19, 2005 – Tribute to Starrcade: Tully Blanchard w/JJ Dillon beat Dusty Rhodes w/Magnum TA with Jimmy Valiant as ref.
  • March 5, 2006 – Legends PPV: Dory Funk Jr. and Mike Graham w/Bruno Sammartino beat Tully Blanchard and David Flair w/JJ Dillon.
  • March 11, 2006 – Pro Wrestling World 1 (Tag Team Tournament): Tully Blanchard and Glacier defeated The Heartbreak Express..
  • ~~~Tully Blanchard and Glacier beat Ricky Morton and Nightmare | The Midnight Express beat Tully Blanchard and Glacier (Finals).
  • July 1, 2006 – Pro Wrestling World 1: Dustin Rhodes defeated Tully Blanchard in the main event.
  • October 23, 2006: Tully Blanchard took a job as a Road Agent for World Wrestling Entertainment but quit after only a few days.
  • January 14, 2007 – AWA World 1 South: Roderick Strong defeated Tully Blanchard by Countout in Valdosta, Georgia.
  • March 9, 2007 – AWA World 1 South: Ricky Morton defeated Tully Blanchard by Disqualification.
  • March 10, 2007 – AWA World 1 South: Jake Roberts/Ricky Morton/Glacier beat Tully Blanchard/Ricky Landell/The Nightmare
  • August 11, 2007 – NWA Legends Show: Dustin Rhodes defeated Tully Blanchard (w/Baby Doll and Joe Blanchard and J.J. Dillon).