The original Four Horsemen of professional wrestling were Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson and Tully Blanchard. James J. Dillon, also known as J.J. Dillon, acted as their manager.
The Four Horsemen were members of the National Wrestling Alliance. The group began in 1986 with the original lineup lasting for one year. In 1987, Ole Anderson was replaced by Lex Luger. After Luger was kicked out of the group, he partnered with Barry Windham. In 1988, Windham turned on Luger and became one of the Horsemen himself. Later that year, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard left to join the World Wresting Federation, followed by Dillon.
In December of 1989, the Four Horsemen reformed, with Ric Flair, and Arn and Ole Anderson being joined by Sting. In 1990, Ole Anderson became the manager and Sid Vicious joined the group. Barry Windham also returned but Tully Blanchard's planned returned was canceled after he failed a drug test. Three other incarnations of the Horsemen existed before the final stable disbanded in 1999.