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J.J. Dillon

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

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 nameJames Morrison
Born (1942-06-26) June 26, 1942 (age 77)
Trenton, New Jersey
ResidenceSmyrna, Delaware
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)J.J. Dillon
James J. Dillon
Jo Jo Dillon
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight238 lb (108 kg)
Trained byEddie Graham
DebutDecember 6, 1968
RetiredFebruary 19, 2003

Professional wrestling careerEdit

J.J. Dillon had an extensive wrestling career, winning many championships in many areas of the country. He made his Madison Square Garden debut on April 23, 1984 when he challenged Tito Santana for the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship, losing by pinfall after a flying elbow by Santana.[2]

He is most remembered as a manager in pro wrestling. He guided many wrestlers to singles and tag titles in the NWA. Dillon achieved his greatest success as the manager of the Four Horsemen which consisted of Nature Boy Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson , Ole Anderson, Lex Luger and Barry Windham. 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.[citation needed]

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.[3][4][5]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit


  • 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.


  1. ^ "Zoltan organizes Deaf WrestleFest". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 30, 2009.
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  3. ^ Deitch, Charlie (April 30, 2009). "The Wrestler". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Shrum, Rick (April 30, 2009). "Zoltan organizes Deaf WrestleFest". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  5. ^ Csonka, Larry (May 5, 2009). "Various News: RVD Video Blog, Doug Basham Retires, JJ Dillon Returns to the Ring, More". News. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "J.J. Dillon announced for 2016 Tragos/Thesz HOF". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  7. ^ NWA Macon Heavyweight Title history At
  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.

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