One half of former WWE tag team champions The British Bulldogs
By: Legacy Staff
12 days ago
Thomas Billington (1958 – 2018) was a legendary professional wrestler known as “Dynamite Kid.”
The British born Billington partnered with Davey Boy Smith to form the WWE World Champion tag team duo, The British Bulldogs. The fan favorites won the championship at Wrestlemania II in 1986.
He was a star wrestler in Canada before joining the WWE, wrestling with legends Bret Hart and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. He also wrestled in the New Japan league with iconic matches against Tiger Mask.
“Dynamite Kid” was a pioneer of the flying athletic wrestling moves that you see today. He dealt with many health issues in his later years.
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Died: Wednesday December 5, 2018 (Who else died on December 5?)
Details of death: Died at the age of 60 on his birthday.
What people said about him: “It deeply saddens me to announce the passing of Tom Billington the “Dynamite Kid.” 😭😢🙏I was really happy and glad I got to see Dynamite one last time last June in the UK. 🇬🇧 ❤️🙏. Dynamite was certainly an inspiration to myself and many others and really revolutionized.” – Professional wrestler Davy Boy Smith Jr
“Sad to hear that Dynamite Kid has passed away! RIP Brother!” – Wrestling legend Brutus Beefcake
“EXCELLENT WORKER INSIDE THE RING. TOUGH MAN OUTSIDE. GOD BLESS THE DYNAMITE KID” – Wrestling legend The Iron Shiek
Full obituary: Washington Post
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