This book has something for wrestling fans of all generations and ages:
-- Being a wrestling fan in the '50s
-- Breaking into the wrestling business as a referee during the '60s
-- Wrestling in the territorial system of the '70's
-- Taking leadership of the legendary Four Horsemen during the '80s
-- Working with Vince McMahon in the WWF during the '90s
-- Watching the monumental collapse of WCW in the 2000s
J.J. Dillon offers a first-hand account and detailed history of one of the most influential wrestling promotions in wrestling history the World Wrestling Federation. For 7-1/2 years, JJ served in the WWF as Vince McMahon's top lieutenant, right-hand man, and vice president. Never before has someone from McMahon's inner circle written a book with an insider's perspective of the company.
JJ also gives a insider's perspective on the ludicrous business decisions made by executives who took World Championship Wrestling down a path that led to the company's destruction and eventual demise.
From the highs of making big money, winning championship titles, rubbing elbows with top celebrities, and appearing on television every week to the lows of filing for bankruptcy, extramarital affairs, divorces, and drug use -- no stone is left unturned when J.J. Dillon tells his story.
In this book, there are truly "no holds barred."
JAMES J. DILLON
The Leader of the Four Horsemen
(from the pages of "Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls")
The Four Horsemen were formed spontaneously. It was not an idea that was planned in any great detail. At the time, Ric Flair was the world heavyweight champion. Tully Blanchard was the U.S. champion. Ole and Arn were the National tag team champions. We all walked out onto the studio set and did an interview, en masse. At the time, I only managed Tully, so I went out with him. There we were, all of the heels with all of the titles, and with all the bragging rights.
As I said, the Horsemen concept was something that happened, but if anyone should be given credit for the idea, it should be Arn Anderson. As we did the interview, Arn grabbed the microphone and told the audience that they were witnessing history. "Only once has so much damage been caused by so few," Arn shouted, "and to find that source, you need to go all the way back to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse."
When Arn held up his four fingers, the fans picked up on it. From that day on, the fans gave us the four finger sign the symbol of ...
THE FOUR HORSEMEN
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