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    Posted: 14/April/2011 at 15:58

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We get lots of questions about the Dynamite Kid here on this site. Every year around the WWE HOF Induction Ceremony, Dynamite's name pops up quite often. Cutting to the chase: 1. I have zero to do with the WWE HOF and have less than zero influence as to who is inducted 2. I have NO IDEA if or when Dynamite Kid will ever be inducted but I have my doubts 3. Tommy Billington aka Dynamite Kid was a helluva in ring hand and WAY ahead of his time and arguably one of the best in ring performers of any era and 4. Dynamite is considered by many of his peers to have not been a great person behind the scenes as in he was allegedly a mean spirited guy. For the record, I never knew Tommy and only met him once a few years ago in the UK and it was sad to see him wheelchair bound. It's easy for one to be bitter when they've been dealt a challenging hand like that.

Was he really as good as people made him out to be?
 
Isn't he just a whiny bitch when he's only himself to blame for how little he did in his career?
 
I've never read his depressing book either.
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Actually, yes, he was a fantastic technical wrestler as he did great for Stampede Wrestling early in his career and he and Davey Boy Smith had some great matches in Japan for New Japan. But, indeed, his backstage behavior probably cost him big time. I heard a thousand times the story of how he, Davey Boy and the Hart Foundation ganged up on Jacques Rougeau once, before Rougeau legit knocked out Dynamite Kid with a roll of quarters (don't remember if it was during a match or backstage) and afterwards, it looked like Dynamite Kid wasn't the same afterwards.

I found it quite ironic when Dynamite Kid said commenting Chris Benoit's murder/suicide that he didn't know the difference between Chris Benoit the man and Chris Benoit the wrestler outside the ring. Coming from a sociopath like Tom Billington.....
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It depends on who you're hearing it from. In Bret Hart's book, he says that Dynamite was pretty mean, but that it really stemmed from having a "Napoleon Complex" of sorts. He also says that in the earlier stages of their relationship, when he was around his girlfriend/wife Michelle, he was a completely different person.

I think that he was always the "little guy" and he took steroids religiously so he could shake that image. I haven't read his book, but I bet his home life and his early years were probably troubled, adding to the psychological factor of having to "fend for oneself" and fight to get ahead. But the fact was he did become mean. I just don't think that it's all his fault, and he might become a different person if he accepted his mistakes.
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Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

Was he really as good as people made him out to be?

It's not just his actual skill and ability, which Dynamite possessed an abundance of, but also the British Bulldogs' influence. Not only did The British Bulldogs put on outstanding and entertaining wrestling clinics against other teams like The Dream Team and The Hart Foundation, and of course Dynamite was great at technical wrestling he was trained in the Dungeon; and they were one of the better WWF Tag Team Champions of the 80's; but they also paved the way for many aerial teams to come, like The Rockers and the Hardy Boyz. The Bulldogs were the first team to utilize some high flying double team moves, such as Dynamite's flying headbut or Dynamite launching his cross body block off of Davey Boy's shoulder. 

Both of The British Bulldogs are more than deserving of induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame. 


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Quote According to multiple reports, legendary pro wrestler Tom Billington, who performed under the name "The Dynamite Kid" for the majority of his career, suffered a stroke in the past few days.

Billington, who popularized the junior heavyweight style in Japan and Canada early in his career, has been living in England since a number of injuries ended his career in the ring.

We don't have a lot of details at this time on Billington's current condition following the stroke, but as soon as more information becomes available we will post an update.
It's still a bit sad to see how much Dynamite Kid has suffered. But I also remember the stories of what an ass he was. 

Maybe there is karma after all. 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/November/2013 at 06:15
OMG
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Thot he wuz ded
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BAD ENGLISH WARNING !

When talk about Dinamite Kid, people usually mention his Stampede and WWF days which is OK, and his feud with Tiger mask.

As an old school fan, I remember not early 80,s but early 90,s phenomena that is still mentioned today that Kid-Tiger matches were "favorite among tape traders".

In early 90,s people actually had to pay good money for tape and postage to see Kid-Tiger matches so all I could say is - thank God for Youtube these days.

Can I say what,s my all time favorite WRESTLING match - and I mean WRESTLING.

There was this Brittish wrestler named Mark Rollerball Rocco who wrestled as Black Tiger in Japan in early 80,s - before Eddie Guerrero - and I believe that he apeared in WWF cca 84 too along with that Cobra guy when young Eddie Gilbert (and Curt Henning ?) where no longer considered jobbers but junior-heavyweight contenders.

Anyway, that Rollerball dude was tough as nails and wrestled Kid on multiple occasions, but one particular match comes to mind when he WRESTLED teenage Billington.

IT WAS REAL. 

I,m not saying that it looked real - but It was real.

Offcourse - agreement was not kill each other and winner was predeterminated, but those guys really hurt each other without any (fake) punches or any rest-holds, they just wrestled for 20 minutes and their bodies were covered in bruises.

I think that he was even introduced as Tom Billington, but from that moment on - he earned his Dinamite Kid nickname.

There is also a match between Kid and Davey Boy Smith from England - against each other, both in their late teens.

Before becoming steroid freak - for those who don,t know - Davey was actaully very good wrestler too.


Still real to me dammit !
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I think this is a guy that's been on the future RIP list for so long most people forgot he was even there. He had been there longer than even Scott Hall & Jake Roberts were before DDP saved their asses. It's sad he's gone, but I don't think anyone could say it's a surprise, either.

I hope WWE finally inducted the Bulldogs into the Hall of Fame this next WrestleMania.
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Abused himself with steroids and alcohol.

Domestic abuse with his first wife including a gun incident.

Regularly got negative press from his peers in interviews.

He didn't make the most of his talent and died after years of being a bitter and angry guy who slagged off a lot of stuff.

I get he has passed away and at a fairly young age. But all the RIP bollocks I will save for others because dying shouldn't blank out the bad.
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I hear he was a cunt to most people and was a bitter angry man even at the end.

Still I never met the guy and had no dealings with him. RIP n all that but I won't be dwelling on his passing


Y'know what?....It's really fucking hot here in Africa. Who knew?....Well me, I have been doing this for almost 5 years
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