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Barry Windham

  

Real Name - Barry Clinton Windham
Birthdate - 7/4/60
6'7" 245 lbs. - Sweetwater, TX

Athletic Background - Football [West Texas State], Wrestling [High School]

Teacher(s) - Blackjack Mulligan; Dusty Rhodes; Don Muraco, Manny Fernandez

Professional Background - Florida(`80-`84), Knoxville[Crockett](`82), JCP/NWA, WWF(`84-`86), JCP/NWA(`86-`89), WWF(`89), WCW(`90-`94), WWF(`96-`98), WCW(`99-`00), Indies(`00-)

AliasesBlackjack Mulligan Jr., The Dirty Yellow Dog, The Widowmaker, The Stalker, Blackjack Windham

Groups - The Family [Florida], Four Horsemen, West Texas Rednecks, Extreme Horsemen

Peak Years - `87-`92


Finisher(s) - 
- Superplex
- Clawhold

Favorites - 
- Lariat
- Floatover Suplex
- DDT
- Dropkick
- Punch

Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes

Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy

 
Place in History - One of the biggest misses in becoming one of the legends of wrestling is Barry Windham. To watch Windham in his prime, one cannot be unimpressed. He was a top-notch white meat babyface who could bump, sell and make fiery comebacks. As a heel, he was methodical and menacing. Unfortunately Windham never reached that upper echelon that everyone expected. A combination of a knee injuries, a lack of direction and a wild spirit led Barry Windham to maintaining a upper midcard position into the 1990s, in a period he should've ruled alongside Sting and Lex Luger. Windham was often thrown in a face role, which never suited him as well past his early years, but he maintained a high work ethic. As a heel, his work soared, but was used to carry and put over more charismatic faces. One of the best workers of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Barry Windham is better remembered as that than the "could've-been" some may label him as nowadays.
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