WWE Hall of Famer and leader of the Four Horsemen, JJ Dillon was a recent guest on WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum, walking through the beginning of his time in the wrestling business right up to the current day in a two plus hour, two part interview. In part one of J.J.'s chat with Steve and the Scum, he discussed his getting into the business all the way up through the formation and early days of the Four Horsemen. This great hour plus long part one of this WGD Weekly interview can be heard in its entirety here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=001TnnqbsF0&feature=youtu.be
Highlights from Part One with J.J. Include him discussing:
How the idea for the Four Horsemen first came about:
What made the Horsemen such a special group:
The differences in traveling and other aspects of the wrestling business in his days on the road as opposed to today:
Ric Flair's work ethic earning him the respect of the fans:
How he lived out his dream to wrestle at Madison Square Garden in 1984:
In addition to going further in depth on each of these subjects, J.J. Also told WGD Weekly, in this first of a two part interview, about his time growing up as a wrestling fan and starting up the Johnny Valentine fan club, becoming a referee in the WWWF for Vince McMahon, Sr. and officiating matches for legends like Bruno Sammartino, Gorilla Monsoon, George Steele and others, getting his break to become a wrestler from the Sheik, having his first ever singles match against Killer Kowalski, working to fulfill his dreams of wrestling in Australia and Japan, touring Japan with Terry and Dory Funk, Jr., Jack and Gerry Brisco, and Harley Race, battling Dory, Jr. for the NWA title in just his second year as a wrestler, how Archie "the Stomper" Gouldie led to him becoming a manager, the many talents he managed over the years, pulling anonymous ribs on Terry Garvin and Black Bart, how Dusty Rhodes brought him into Jim Crockett Promotions, what ever happened to "Tully Blanchard Enterprises," the backlash from fans who bought into the infamous Horsemen attack on Dusty Rhodes, and so much more.
WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum interviews a different legend from “Wrestling’s Glory Days” every week as a part of their show. You can find all of their previous shows and get updates and information on upcoming programming on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WGDWeekly or on Twitter @WGDWeekly. All shows are available on their YouTube channel and on iTunes.
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