Is there a movie character that, to your knowledge, hasn't been used as an influence on a wrestling character and should be? If so, what wrestler do you think would best benefit from that character?
Excellent ask! I mean there’s probably a lot that could make awesome gimmicks with a little tweaking. Have we ever had a full on clockwork orange gimmick? that sounds like a gimme to me, you could really cast pretty much any young brit in the role as well, could do a stable if you wanted even.
Also thought The Boz’s character in Stone Cold was MADE for early 90s wrestling. You’d need someone who’s a jock type though…fuck Dan Spivey could’ve done it. Barry Windham as well.
Unfortunate news in pro wrestling today, as WWE Hall Of Famer Blackjack Mulligan has tragically passed. He was 73. WWE.com posted the following:
WWE is saddened by the news that Robert Windham, aka WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan, has passed away at age 73..
Considered to be one of the toughest competitors of his day — only
his rival Andre the Giant could overshadow the 6-foot-9, 345-pound stud
from Eagle Pass, Texas — Mulligan served as a U.S. Marine in Guam and
played for the New York Jets before gaining fame in the ring. With his
signature all black gear — from his cowboy hat to his leather glove —
and his thick western mustache, Mulligan cut the figure of a dangerous
outlaw in the ring and proved every bit as treacherous with his feared
iron claw hold.
Starting off his career in the AWA as “Big” Bob Windham, Mulligan
soon joined up with Blackjack Lanza to form The Blackjacks in WWE. The
duo won tandem titles across the country, including a reign as WWE’s
World Tag Team Champions in 1975, and made their mark as one of the most
iconic duos of the 1970s. In 2006, the pair was inducted into the WWE
Hall of Fame by their manager, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.
Mulligan’s career winded down in the late ’80s, but his legacy
continued on as his sons, Kendall Windham and WWE Hall of Famer Barry
Windham, entered the ring. Today, his hard-hitting style can be seen in
his grandsons, Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt, the boys of Mulligan’s
son-in-law, Mike Rotunda.
WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Windham’s family, friends and colleagues.
This Day in WCW History: Ric Flair’s return to World Championship Wrestling starts off in a big way when he challenges and defeats former Horseman partner Barry Windham by wearing down on the injured knee before finally locking in the Figure Four to score a pinfall and win his 9th NWA World Heavyweight Championship at Beach Blast 1993.
When I was like 10 I traded some figure for this one. ECW was really popping at the time (1998) and I thought “nobody has a Shane Douglas toy, I’m gonna be the man!”.
I thought the silver shit was a fuck up, so I took my mom’s nail polish and painted the black parts yellow and the silver parts black. It was perfect. Like 10 years later I found out it was Barry Windham.
The Stalker gives a warning to the WWF Superstars 
Jesus Christ, the WWF has done some weird shit but the idea for The Stalker was about as intense as it gets. Originally, The Stalker was set to be a creepy ex-military dude who had homicidal impulses and would attack his opponents leading up to their matches. The proposed idea was that The Stalker would target Marc Mero, eventually capturing Sable and slitting her throat. But, as luck would have it, Marc Mero rejected the idea and The Stalker became known as a babyface that nobody gave a flying shit or fuck about, which is sad, because it was actually Barry Windham in a dumbass gimmick that fizzled out before Windham came back as… a… member of the… New Blackjacks. *Sigh* In 1997, no less. Not a decade earlier when it might have been slightly more relevant.
If only the angle had played out and The Stalker would have murdered Sable on TV, then we would have never had to see her WrestleMania 15 match, nor had to hear her annoyingly nasal voice ask if we’re ready for “the grind”. Ugh. Typing that made my heart hurt.