Tully Arthur Blanchard (born January 22, 1954) is an American professional wrestler and manager signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), as the manager of FTR, and member of The Pinnacle stable. He is best known for his appearances with Jim Crockett Promotions and the World Wrestling Federation in the mid to late 1980s as a member of The Four ...
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Tully Blanchard, Actor: All Elite Wrestling: Dark. The son of former AWA President, Blanchard got started in the wrestling business at age 10, selling peanuts at the arenas and putting up flyers. Eventually he became apart of the ring crew, helping set up for matches. In high school, he played football. He attended West Texas State University where he was starting quarterback for 3 years ...
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As the son of wrestling promoter and former American Wrestling Association star Joe Blanchard, Tully Blanchard was involved in professional wrestling at a very young age. He began selling programs and refreshments at the arenas at the age of ten, and worked as a referee when he was older. Blanchard attended West Texas State University, where he played American football, first as a quarterback and then as a defensive end, alongside fellow future wrestlers Tito Santana and Ted DiBiase.
After clashing with Jim Crockett and booker Dusty Rhodes about their pay, Blanchard and Arn Anderson left the NWA for the World Wrestling Federation on September 10, 1988, losing in an 11th-hour title change to the Midnight Express tandem of Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane after a brief feud. Fellow Horseman Barry Windham and manager J.J. Dillon would leave later for similar reasons; Flair, meanwhile, considered leaving but decided to stay when the NWA signed his old friend Ricky Steamboat and put them in a program together. In the WWF, Blanchard and Anderson were dubbed "The Brain Busters" and paired with heel manager Bobby Heenan. The team defeated Demolition for the WWF Tag Team Championship on July 18, 1989, ending Demolition's historic first reign, but lost them back to Demolition on October 2, 1989.
He wrestled infrequently throughout the 1990s, with his most notable matches being a bout with Terry Funk at Slamboree 1994 that ended in a double-disqualification, and a time-limit draw with then-Extreme Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglasin 1995. On September 12, 1998, Blanchard teamed up with fellow Four Horseman alumnus, Barry Windham, and defeated the Border Patrol to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles. He defeated Stan Lane at the Heroes of Wrestling PPV on October 10, 1999. On January 29, 2005 at WrestleReunion, Blanchard lost to Jeff Jarrett.
Blanchard was first married on May 7, 1978 to Elizabeth Diane Boyles in Bexar County, Texas. However, the marriage was brief and ended in divorce on June 30, 1980. Blanchard later married Courtney Shattuck. Together, they have 4 children: Taylor, Tanner, Tessa and Tally. They later divorced with Courtney remarrying another former wrestler, Magnum T.A., in March 2005.
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- January 22, 1954
Mar 03, 2021 · Tully Blanchard made his in-ring return tonight at AEW Dynamite: The Crossroads. This was Blanchard’s first match in 14 years. FTR teamed with Blanchard to take on Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, and ...
Tully Blanchard Ministries is located in Matthews, North Carolina. Blanchard still has an occasional match every now and then. 1978 Wrestling Rookie of the Year, 3rd runner-up.
Aug 23, 2020 · Tully Blanchard is the son of Southwest promoter Joe Blanchard. South West Championship Wrestling – Tully Blanchard: 1981-82: Tully Blanchard teamed with Gino Hernandez as the “Dynamic Duo” and won four Southwest Tag Team titles. National Wrestling Alliance – Tully Blanchard:
Apr 21, 2020 · Tully Blanchard attacked an injured Magnum TA after a car accident left him paralyzed for months and wheel-chair bound for life. On paper, it sounds even more horrible; a disabled person getting assaulted for the pettiest of reasons. But the history of the act and the events that led up to it made it so much worse.
How the Tully Blanchard, Magnum TA, and Dusty Rhodes Angle Came Off. In a sport where over-the-top acting and theatrics are the norms, this was amazingly realistic. The sucker-punch that Tully Blanchard landed on Windham looked and sounded legit, made the better since David Crockett’s microphone was so close.
Nov 18, 2020 · The actual reason why Dusty Rhodes almost murdered Tully Blanchard. Dusty Rhodes was a blur of rage, swinging that bat at any opening he could find on Tully Blanchard. Several officials ran out to try and put an end to the carnage but Dusty swung the bat at them also, like a mad dog chasing people away from a fresh kill.
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