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|Birth name||James Morrison|
June 26, 1942 |
Trenton, New Jersey
|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|
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. In April 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.
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.
- Wrestlers managed
- Tag teams and stables managed
Championships and accomplishments
- Cauliflower Alley Club
- Other inductee (2007)
- Central States Wrestling
- Championship Wrestling from Florida
- Eastern Sports Association
- George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
- Lou Thesz Award (2016)
- NWA Western States Sports
- NWA International Heavyweight Championship (Amarillo version) (1 time)
- NWA Western States Television Championship (1 time)
- Georgia Championship Wrestling
- NWA Macon Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI Manager of the Year (1982, 1983, 1988)
- 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.
- "Zoltan organizes Deaf WrestleFest". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 30, 2009.
- Deitch, Charlie (April 30, 2009). "The Wrestler". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
- Shrum, Rick (April 30, 2009). "Zoltan organizes Deaf WrestleFest". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
- 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.
- "David Von Erich In Florida (Part 2)". YouTube. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "J.J. Dillon announced for 2016 Tragos/Thesz HOF". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
- NWA Macon Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
- 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.
- "The Four Horsemen". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
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