The result was Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls. Penned with the aid of the extensive journals Dillon kept during his professional career, the book chronicles the New Jersey-native's 40-plus years in the wild world of professional wrestling.
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Enjoy my two hour interview with JJ DIllon the leader of the Four Horsemen!
James Morrison (born June 26, 1942) is an American retired professional wrestler and manager, better known by his ring name, J.J. Dillon
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. He later returned to an on-camera role with WCW. In 2003, Dillon had a short stint as an NWA representative in TNA.
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In J.J. Dillon’s book, "Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls: From McMahon to McMahon," he relays the quote from Vince McMahon, Sr. from which the book derives its title: "Wrestlers are like seagulls. All they do is eat, shit, and squawk all day." As amusing as this quote may be, I thought it to be rather revealing about what seems like a common attitude of promoters towards their talent: "we give wrestlers paying jobs, so why are they always bitching?" Inevitably, it seems that some mention is then made regarding wrestlers being independent contractors. A recent example of this can be found in a statement made by Magnus, recently departed from TNA: "There was a point where I just sat there and thought that what everyone has to remember is that as an independent contractor in wrestling, nobody owes you a living." These repeated mentions of the independent contractor status of pro wrestlers led me to wonder how accurate it really is, particularly in the dominant promotion of today: WWE. In some ways, this post is a spiritual cousin of the recent article "" by Armads, but here, I focus a bit more on how the WWE may be failing its talent outside the ring.
J.J. Dillon stopped by Under the Mat Radio to discuss his book “Wrestlers are like Seagulls”, thoughts on working with Vince McMachon what he’s doing now and so much more! You can listen to the full interview below; here are some of the highlights: