Matt Striker's Wrestling Lesson of the Week for 8/21/07
I often wonder what or whom to write about as each week approaches. I sit in my sun drenched study and I think of all I know — and believe me that is quite a task. It leaves me lethargic and indifferent at times. I look around my study and I see great faces that adorn the walls of my surroundings.
Great men of concentration and longevity such as Tony Gwynn, Mike Tyson, Jimi Hendrix and the man I'd like to talk about today:
James. J Dillon.
Many of you know "JJ DILLON" as the mind behind the FOUR HORSEMEN. JJ was always present when any of the HORSEMEN appeared. If the FOUR HORSEMEN were likened to a human body, JJ DILLON would be the central nervous system of the group.
As a boy, I recall going to Madison Square Garden with my father. One evening, early in the card, TITO SANTANA wrestled a relatively unknown man in navy blue trunks. Needless to say the "unknown" didn't fair too well against the former Intercontinental Champion, but I remember his charisma, the way the pain of a hammerlock etched on his face communicated with me and the rest of the 20,000 people.
That "unkown" was of course, JJ Dillon, and I am confident that I was one of the few REAL wrestling fans that recognized him as the manager of names such as Buddy Landell and Kendo Nagasaki — Japanese (not to be confused with the English wrestler by the same name — as if you have any idea anyway).
Of course, Dillon went on to create and maintain a dynasty in wrestling never to be matched since, but for one night he showed me what else he could do in the ring.
It was men like JJ Dillon that made me pursue this sport and EVERY ASPECT of it. Now that I have a chance to reach the top — dont hesitate to think that for one moment I will not " borrow" the tactics of men such as JJ Dillon and countless others to quell my insatiable thirst for greatness!
I have found such a commodity and I know exactly what to do with it thanks to the genius and expertise of the likes of James. J Dillon.
WE ARE WHAT WE SAY WE ARE
WE ARE THE HARD HEARTED AND DISCARDED FROM EVERYTHING WE'VE EVER BEEN PART OF THEY JUST ROBBED IT
UNGUARDED, TORMENTED AND TORTURED -
GOT NOTHING BUT SCARS AND GREY HAIRS TO SHOW FOR IT