J.J. Dillon

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J.J. Dillon
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J.J. Dillon at the Walter "Killer" Kowalski Memorial Show in Malden, Massachusetts on October 26, 2008.
Birth name James Morrison
Born (1942-06-26) June 26, 1942 (age 75)
Trenton, New Jersey
Residence Smyrna, Delaware
Website JJDillon.com
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) J.J. Dillon
James J. Dillon
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight 238 lb (108 kg)
Trained by Eddie Graham
Debut December 6, 1968
Retired February 19, 2003

James Morrison (born June 26, 1942) is an American retired professional wrestler and manager, better known by his ring name, J.J. Dillon.[1]

Professional wrestling career

Dillon is best known for being the strategic leader of the original Four Horsemen that consisted of Nature Boy Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Arn and Ole Anderson. He is most remembered as a manager in pro wrestling. He guided many wrestlers to singles and tag titles in the NWA. After leaving WCW in February 1989, Dillon served as a front office executive for the WWF until 1997. On April 21, 1997, he returned to WCW as an on-camera commissioner, which he lasted until fall 1998. In 2003, Dillon had a short stint as an NWA representative in TNA.

In 2009, he made a one-night appearance at Deaf Wrestlefest 2009 to team with "Beef Stew" Lou Marconi and "Handsome" Frank Staletto in a six-man tag team match against "Franchise" Shane Douglas, Dominic Denucci and Cody Michaels.[2][3][4]

On March 31, 2012 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of the Four Horsemen.

Since January 4, 2015, Dillon has provided color commentary for First State Championship Wrestling.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Books

  • Dillon, James J.; Teal, Scott; Varriale, Philip (2005). Wrestlers are like seagulls : from McMahon to McMahon. Hendersonville, TN: Crowbar Press. ISBN 0-9745545-2-9. OCLC 62596130. 

References

  1. ^ "Zoltan organizes Deaf WrestleFest". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ Deitch, Charlie (April 30, 2009). "The Wrestler". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ Shrum, Rick (April 30, 2009). "Zoltan organizes Deaf WrestleFest". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Csonka, Larry (May 5, 2009). "Various News: RVD Video Blog, Doug Basham Retires, JJ Dillon Returns to the Ring, More". News. 411mania.com. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "David Von Erich In Florida (Part 2)". YouTube. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "J.J. Dillon announced for 2016 Tragos/Thesz HOF". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  7. ^ NWA Macon Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  8. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2012-12-10). "Mon. update: Major Spike announcement tomorrow, Aces & 8s identity, TNA injury updates, Hall of Fame inductions announced, WWE two PPVs this weekend, Jericho schedule, Amateur wrestling hits MSG first time ever". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  9. ^ "The Four Horsemen". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 

External links

  • Official Site
  • JJ Dillon Interview
  • Pick My Brain with JJ Dillon
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