Meet Barry Windham Saturday in Winchester
Update: Windham had to cancel on the day of the event:
This Saturday, December 3, you can meet WWE Hall of Famer Barry Windham at Squared Circle Collectibles at 3343 Valley Pike, Suite 100 in Winchester, VA. The time of the event is 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
has yet to be announced, but we will update it as soon as they announce it.
Windham is the son of the legendary Blackjack Mulligan and the brother of Kendall Windham. Barry was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of the Four Horsemen. His sister is married to Mike Rotunda and his nephews are Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas.
Windham was trained by his father and another legend, Harley Race. He started out in Championship Wrestling from Florida and he formed a tag team with Mike Rotunda in 1984 before they both were signed with the WWF where they were known as the U.S. Express. When they left the WWF they defeated the Fabulous Ones in a match in the AWA. Windham then headed back to Florida where he feuded with Ron Bass and also wrestled against Ric Flair in the main event of Battle of the Belts II for the NWA Heavyweight Championship.
In 1986, Windham started working for Jim Crockett Promotions where he formed tag team with Ronnie Garvin. They defeated Ivan Koloff and Krusher Khruschev for the U.S. Tag Team Championship and feuded with Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express, although the Midnight Express never defeated them for the belts. Windham also faced Ric Flair in several matches at Crockett.
In 1988, Windham and Lex Luger formed a tag team called The Twin Towers and they won the NWA World Tag Team Championship by defeating Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard at Clash of the Champions I. Later, Windham turned on Luger, which caused Anderson and Blanchard to regain the titles. Windham then joined the Four Horsemen along with Flair, Anderson, Blanchard, and manager J.J. Dillon.
Windham defeated Nikita Koloff in a tournament for the United States Heavyweight Championship before dropping it to Luger in February 1989 before his contract expired and he headed back to WWF.
He left WWF and returned to The Four Horsemen in WCW in 1990. In 1993, Windham returned to singles competition and defeated The Great Muta for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. He refused to rejoin the Horsemen again after Flair had returned to the company.He later dropped the belt to Flair at Beach Blast.
Windham returned to WWE after that and then had anothe run at WCW. He and “Mr. Perfect” Curt Henning defeated Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko in a tournament to win the vacated WCW World Tag Team Championship. Windham was part of the West Texas Rednecks along with Hennig, his brother Kendall, and Bobby Duncum, Jr.
The Windham brothers defeated Harlem Heat in 1999 for the WCW World Tag Team Championship but then lost them back to Harlem Heat a few months later. After that he appeared in the WXO, WWC, Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling, and Major League Wrestling. His last match in 2010 was with American Combat Wrestling. He also worked as a producer at WWE in 2007.
The video below is United States Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger against Barry Windham from 1989.