Loss Posted January 25, 2017 Report Share Posted January 25, 2017 JJ Dillon ran a tight ship and did a great job managing egos and protecting his assets while acting as Executive Director of the Four Horsemen. He was happy to replace aging team members who wouldn't put business first with younger and more promising athletes, even if they had family members on the team. If those younger and more promising athletes started getting a big head, they were out the door. Anytime his premiere meal ticket, Ric Flair, dropped the title, he quickly got his client back on track and returned him to the throne. When Tully Blanchard lost the TV title after a record-breaking run, he formed a tag team with Arn Anderson and they were champions within weeks. After recruiting Barry Windham, he guided him to the U.S. title in less than a month. Three years of overwhelming success later, he lost half of his organization due to circumstances beyond his control and accepted a buyout from a Japanese corporation headed by Hiro Matsuda. The new company of course ran the Four Horsemen into the ground in record time, Windham -- JJ's most prized recruit less than a year earlier -- quickly bolted and Flair lost the title for a few months before regaining it back, only to be sidelined with a neck injury, something unthinkable under JJ's leadership. Future attempts to revive the group under different leadership consistently failed. If I was a wrestler, I know I wouldn't want anyone else managing me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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