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:
J.J. Dillon on who’s the greatest manager ever:
“Bobby “The Brain” Heenan to me will always be the greatest manager he set the bar to which all the wrestlers are measured. Bobby Heenan is an example of someone who had a great in ring career too.”
J.J. Dillon on why he wanted to write a book:
“My 3 kids were born after I finished working in the offices of Vince McMachon from 1989-1996 and they knew very little of what I’ve done for the majority of my life. That was my motivating factor because it’s hard to make money writing a book about wrestling and thought it was a good idea to tell my life story and keep a record so that when I got older and my kids get older it’ll be a permanent record…”
J.J. Dillon on how he got into the creative aspect of the business:
“I started getting into the creative side of the business from the beginning because starting so late I realized that I couldn’t do that (being a manager) forever. When the opportunity presented itself for me to walk off camera and use all the knowledge and skills that I assembled by strictly being an employee of what was then the WWF it really wasn’t a difficult discussion…”
J.J. Dillon also talks about Eric Bischoff, working with a young Barry Windham, what it meant to be in the WWE HOF and much more in this exclusive 45-minute interview on Under the Mat Radio.