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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 programmes 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 Starting Quarterback and then as a Defensive end, alongside fellow future wrestlers Tito Santana and Ted DiBiase. After graduating, he trained as a wrestler and eventually wrestled for Southwest Championship Wrestling (SCW), where he also held a number of backstage production and creative positions. Blanchard was very successful in SCW, teaming regularly with Gino Hernandez in one of the better heel tag teams as "The Dynamic Duo", and holding both the World and Tag Team titles. Eventually Hernandez left for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and Blanchard began wrestling with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Mid-Atlantic promotion.
With his manager, Baby Doll, by his side, Blanchard engaged in epic feuds with Wahoo McDaniel, Magnum T.A. and Dusty Rhodes. It was the latter feud that led to his forming an alliance with Ric Flair, Ole Anderson and Arn Anderson, the soon to be Four Horsemen. The group would dominate the promotion over the next few years, holding numerous titles and brutalising their enemies. Blanchard himself would become the NWA World Television Champion (twice), NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, NWA National Heavyweight Champion, and NWA World Tag Team Champion (twice) during that time.
Blanchard and Anderson left the NWA for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in October 1988, losing in an 11th hour title change to Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane following a brief feud. In the WWF, they were dubbed "The Brain Busters" and paired with heel manager Bobby Heenan. The team defeated Demolition for the WWF Tag Team Titles in May 1989, but lost them back to Demolition several months later. Blanchard and Anderson were planning a return to the NWA so the WWF pushed a break up angle between Heenan and the Brain Busters on an episode of Saturday Night's Main Event that aired on October 31, 1989. Around that time, Blanchard failed a drug test causing his premature departure from the WWF. Bobby Heenan himself replaced Blanchard as part of the Heenan Family team at the annual Survivor Series a month later.
Blanchard and Anderson were supposed to return to the NWA to reform the Four Horsemen with Ric Flair and Ole Anderson. However, when the NWA learned of Blanchard's infraction, they declined to offer him a contract.
Without a contract and troubled by his increasing alcohol and drug abuse, Blanchard became a born-again Christian on November 13, 1989. He would again negotiate with the NWA to rejoin the Horsemen in early 1990, but ultimately declined what he considered to be a very low offer (reportedly half of a previous verbal agreement). Blanchard would go on to make a few appearances in the AWA in the Spring of 1990 and headline independent cards throughout the country, but would soon retire from full time wrestling to become a preacher. He wrestled infrequently throughout the 1990s, with his most notable matches being a bout with Terry Funk at WCW Slamboree 1994 that ended in a double-disqualification and a time-limit draw with then Extreme Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas in 1995. On January 29, 2005 at "WrestleReunion", Blanchard lost to Jeff Jarrett in a match in which he was said to look well-conditioned. He currently has a prison ministry where he preaches the Christian gospel to inmates.
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