Dillon is a guest on The Ross Report to discuss the NWA, WCW and breaking into the wrestling business.
I started as a fan as you mentioned. My dream was to someday become a wrestler. It was back in the day before wrestling schools and there was no easy way to get into the business. Ended up, I was a referee on a part time basis and didn’t get to wrestle until eight years into that.
Dillon sits down with Busted Open Radio to discuss WCW and the WWE Hall of Fame.
When I first started I was a fan. It was in the late 50s and I thought I could become a professional wrestler and appear at Madison Square Garden. The Hall Of Fame at that point was Baseball in Cooperstown. There was no wrestling hall of fame.
Dillon discusses being selected for the WWE Hall of Fame:
It was a great honour, the arena in Miami was sold out and to be up on the stage and looking down in front of you are the McMahon family, John Cena, CM Punk, Rey Mysterio, and Pat Patterson behind them are other legends, the Roddy Piper’s of the world, Harley Race and Dory Funk Jr, then our families are all there as well. You then look up and can see and hear a sea of people, 15,000 plus giving us a standing ovation, I’ve had some goosebumps moments throughout my career but I don’t think anything will ever top the Hall of Fame.
J.J. Dillon declares WCW title vacant due to the controversial ending to Sting vs Hogan at Starrcade. Sting is forced to relinquish the tile, urging him to speak for the first time since 1996 to Dillon then Hogan.
You got no guts… and you? You’re a deadman!