Wrestling By The Numbers: J.J. Dillon
Jan 13, 2012 - by staff
World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that joining the 2012 WWE Hall Of Fame Class will be James ‘J.J. Dillon’ Morrison as apart of The Four Horsemen stable. The 69-year-old Trenton New Jersey native was a triple threat in the industry having a stellar career as both an in-ring wrestler, ringside manager and backstage official. Morrison’s in-ring career spanned 21-years after debuting in 1968 after having been trained by Eddie Graham. He was a headline performer in various NWA territories including Championship Wrestling From Florida, Western States Wrestling and Central States Wrestling. He retired from in-ring competition in 1989 but ended up becoming even more well known as the manager of The Four Horsemen.
From 1989-1997 Morrison left Jim Crockett Promotions and joined the World Wrestling Federation. There he became a major player behind the scenes as the Executive Vice President Of Talent Relations and also a member of the creative team. After his stint with the WWF ended, Morrison again joined World Championship Wrestling taking an office job behind the scenes and playing the role of WCW Commission on-camera. Over the past 10-year’s he has mostly been inactive but has made sporadic appearances with TNA Wrestling, Ring Of Honor Wrestling and numerous independent organizations. James ‘J.J. Dillon’ Morrison joins Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and Barry Windham representing The Four Horsemen in the 2012 WWE Hall Of Fame Class.
Below we look at the legendary Hall Of Fame career of James ‘J.J. Dillon’ Morrison by the numbers…
Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling:
* 2 Matches on WCW Pay-Per-View.
* 20 Matches Managed (6th Most All-Time) on WCW Pay-Per-View. (Timeline: 1984 Starrcade – 1988 Starrcade Wrestlers Managed: Black Bart, Ron Bass, Buddy Landell, Tully Blanchard, Lex Luger, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, The War Machine, Barry Windham)
In addition to the matches and accomplishments listed above James ‘J.J. Dillon’ Morrison also competed on the following television shows.
* National Wrestling Alliance: Championship Wrestling From Florida