Incredible heel, played the part brilliantly and was amazing as a cowardly heel you wanted to see eaten alive whilst retaining this hidden aura where you knew he was a man capable of brutal violence when the time called for it. Great promo man, sterling charisma and just carried himself so merticulously in the ring as well.
His match v Ronnie Garvin on 05/03/1986 is something I'd happily call the best TV match of all time, such a simple and well executed match revolving around the broken hand of Garvin and Blanchard's cheating antics. Incredibly dusty finish as well to boot.
Took me long enough but finally tracked down my review of Blanchard/Garvin, in case anyone wants to understand what specifically makes it as great as I think it is:
And of course, the Magnum TA match from Starrcade remains not only the definitive I Quit match, but quite simply one of the all time great Steel Cage matches as well. A truly underated wrestler in all aspects.