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Blackjack Mulligan was a brutish 6-foot-9, pound native of Sweetwater. In addition to many regional championships, Mulligan was NWA World Tag Team Champion (with Ric Flair), NWA United States Heavyweight Champion and NWA World Heavyweight champion, defeating . We recently posted a complete summary of the angle between Ric Flair and Blackjack Mulligan famously known as The Legend of the Hat and the Robe. In a conversation for a follow-up story after the article was originally published back in , Blackjack got to chatting about the Hat and Robe angle and he discussed some of things going on behind the scenes during that time. Blackjack Mulligan, who passed away at age 73 in , was one of the legitimate tough guys in professional wrestling during an era filled with them. Mulligan, the real-life grandfather to Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas, wrestled during the height and the downfall of the territorial era in professional wrestling and wrestled as a star in the major promotions of the time including the WWWF and Jim Crockett .
Wahoo vs. Friday, February 18, Before a huge crowd of 11, fans, Blackjack whipped up on the mighty Studd, beating him in a brutal Texas Street Fight match! Two weeks later, Toronto also featured an outstanding card, with Dewey Robertson again defending his Canadian Title belt, this time against the ferocious challenge of United States Heavyweight titleholder Jimmy Snuka. The Best of the Rest: Championship Picture This Month:. December 13, Friday the 13th!
Championship Picture This Month:. Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood. Jimmy Snuka. Dewey Robertson. Newspaper clippings courtesy of Mark Eastridge.
Black and White 2nd Edition. Full Color Edition Also Available. The month of November began with a couple of very unique matches around the Mid-Atlantic area, billed as a first of their kind in the respective towns. Like Norfolk, Ricky Steamboat was originally scheduled to compete in this bout, but due to him being on the injured list he was again replaced, this time by Woods. The action was once again fast and furious in this unique match, and this time Blackjack Mulligan pinned a dumbfounded Ken Patera to secure the victory for the fan favorite team.
The next night in Toronto, Canada saw a distinct Mid-Atlantic flavor at the top of the card. Two weeks later, Toronto also featured an outstanding card, with Dewey Robertson again defending his Canadian Title belt, this time against the ferocious challenge of United States Heavyweight titleholder Jimmy Snuka.
During November, United States Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Snuka was busier in eight man tags, six man tags and conventional tag team matches than in defending his U. Title defenses were against the rugged challenge of Ric Flair.
The Mid-Atlantic Years Join him along the ride as he counts down from number 15 for some of the most exciting thrill packed nights of wrestling action the Mid-Atlantic area ever saw! Newspaper Clippings from the collection of Mark Eastridge. Friday, July 29, Tuesday, December 26, The young team of Paul Orndorf and Jimmy Snuka make an improbable run at the world tag team titles, plus former tag partners face each other after an act of betrayal!
And what gives? Wrestling in Richmond - - on a Tuesday?? Friday, August 1, The legendary Andersons vs.
Friday, July 6, The fan's ultimate dream team becomes a reality. Saturday, November 1, Friday, July 30, There may not have been a wilder summer in Mid-Atlantic Wrestling than This card is one of the best examples of the amazing action Richmond saw that year.
Wahoo vs. Mulligan vs. Friday, July 14, And Richmond would explode on this hot July night. That says it all. Monday, December 27, A special holiday spectacular on an unusual Monday night card in Richmond.
Wahoo McDaniel vs. Ric Flair, Blackjack Mulligan vs. December 13, Friday the 13th! Saturday, April 30, The first of the '"Supercards" in Richmond. Friday, February 18, Friday, May 1, Friday, September 14, Sunday, December 30, Audio Clips, Newspaper Promo, and detailed results. The Best of the Rest: Check out the great cards that didn't quite crack the Top Tuesday, December 26, The young team of Paul Orndorf and Jimmy Snuka make an improbable run at the world tag team titles, plus former tag partners face each other after an act of betrayal!
Ek Commando Knife Co. In May the Ek brand was purchased by Ka-Bar which began selling its versions of Ek knife designs in Patton have been identified as Ek knife owners. A knifemaker since , in January , John Ek started producing knives in quantity in Hamden, Connecticut. By he was making six different styles of knives. By August , demand for his knives had grown to the point where he had three shifts working around the clock seven days a week, to produce 10 different models.
All of the knives made during WWII by Ek were numbered to help the owners keep track of them if they were lost, and because he guaranteed each knife for the lifetime of the original owner.
Ek had very strong feelings about restricting his knives to active-duty US servicemen. It is reported that President Franklin D. Patton, Jr. In John Ek moved to Miami, Florida where he continued production of his knives. From here he provided knives to American forces during the Korean and Vietnam wars. John Ek died on October 21, , but the business was continued by his son, Gary W. Ek who had worked for his father as a knifemaker since prior to John Ek's death.
Due to the growing crime rate in Miami, the Ek family decided to relocate the operation to St. Augustine until , when they moved it to Richmond, Virginia. Marine Raider Association. Machined brass X-nut screws to fasten the handle became standard instead of the original poured lead rivets. Blades were ground out of stainless steel and were mirror polished.
Ek knives produced lower cost models with a handle made entirely of green or black and occasionally "desert camo" wrapped parachute cord and a heavy nylon-webbing sheath in a matching color. A number of variants, such as Ek bowie knives , hunting knives, throwing knives, boot knives and reproductions of other WW II patterns such as the Australian bowie and a copy of the Murphy-pattern combat knife were produced.