Blanchard enjoyed the bulk of his success while a member of the famed Four Horsemen, lead by the legendary Ric Flair. Blanchard was an original member and lasted about 5 years with the group. Substance abuse and contract issues lead to Blanchard stepping away from wrestling with the Horsemen. The Horsemen would reunite for Ric Flair's retirement ceremony in the WWE last year.
Blanchard is a born-again Christian and seems to be doing well. When I met him at the Wrestlers Reunion, he was quiet, but looked to be enjoying the event. We talked about his Horsemen days and also his time at WTSU with fellow future wrestlers Tito Santana and Ted DiBiase.
With Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Lex Luger, Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael, Dean Malenko and Blanchard, my Four Horsemen count stands at 7. That leaves 6 to be met.
Tully Blanchard and me in St. Pete, FL-January 2005.