James J. Dillon

James J. Dillon

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HOOKER by Lou Thesz


  This is the official website for James J. Dillon.   I personally welcome you and appreciate your checking us out.   Whether this is your first visit or you have previously checked out the site, I think you will find there is a little something for everyone.   I share pictures from the early days of my career right up to my WWE HOF induction in 2012 and my PWHF HOF induction in 2013.   Iím proud to have shared these special moments with my family and am now happy to share them with you.

  I want to thank everyone who followed my journey through the pages of my autobiography, "Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls," which was so wonderfully presented by Scott Teal and published by Crowbar Press.   Even though it has never been sold in bookstores, we sold out our first printing and we are in our second print run.  Just about everyone who has read my life story has sent positive feedback.  I would like to thank everyone for that and to tell you just how gratifying that has been to me.

  I hope you will tell your friends and come back often as we will attempt to stay current with updates.   You, the fans, were there with me every step of the way (even though you hated me for a part of that time) and I thank you for your support throughout my career.

James J. Dillon
PWHF Class of 2013
WWE Hall of Fame 2012


  On Saturday, February 21st, I was to appear in East Carondelet, IL, for Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling.  Promoter Herb Simmons has a prestigious promotion with a forty-year history and I was excited at the opportunity to return to the greater St. Louis area after an absence of many years.  I was also excited to hear that Larry Matysik was going to attend.  Larry has been dealing with some serious health issues and I was looking forward to seeing him after all these years.

  I boarded my flight in Philadelphia as a winter storm was approaching.  We were all seated and told that the plane would be de-iced (which they said would take about 15 minutes) and should be taking off in about 20 minutes.  The aircraft was deiced and we taxied for a few minutes and the pilot came on and informed us that the weather had worsened and we were back at the gate. We deplaned and were instructed to remain in the gate area.  The plan was to wait for a break in the weather (now snowing pretty good), re-board, deice another time and then proceed to St. Louis.  During this time I was in contact with Herb Simmons. He had already dispatched someone to the St. Louis airport to meet my flight, and in fact the US Airways website indicated that our flight had already departed.  We departed the gate, but never left the ground.  The storm continued to worsen and we were eventually informed that our flight was cancelled and there was no other option for me to get to st. Louis.

  Herb wanted to immediately get the word out to the fans coming to his event as he takes pride in delivering what he advertises.  I shared Herb's concern and disappointment, but as Herb said there are certain things beyond your control and the weather is one.

  I am looking forward to coming back to St. Louis and Herb and I are working to try and find another future date where we can reschedule my appearance.  I want to extend a special 'thank you' to the great fans in the St. Louis area for your understanding of a situation that was beyond our control.

James J. Dillon
PWHF Class of 2013
WWE Hall of Fame 2012

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Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls: From McMahon to McMahon by James J. Dillon


Due to production and printing costs, and the high number of requests being made,
J.J. is no longer able to send out free autographed photos.
J.J. offers autographed photos for sale
at fan-friendly prices.

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