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 [ edit ]
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 a 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 [ edit ]
Championships and accomplishments [ edit ]
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)
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 [ edit ]
^ "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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