His son, Davey Boy Smith Jr, called Billington an 'inspiration'. It's understood he had been in ill health. Words seem insufficient, but we pray you may find real comfort and peace through pray to our Heavenly Father (Psalm 34:18), also from family and friends. Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time. Dynamite Kid, a legendary name in the WWE franchise, died Wednesday, which was his 60th birthday WWE confirmed. While you enjoy our new look and all the great new features, rest assured that we haven’t changed any of the 4.7 million notices or our usual outstanding levels of service. Dynamite Kid went on to work for Stampede Wrestling and in Japan until his final match on October 10, 1996 at a Michinoku Pro event called These Days. The wrestling world is reacting to the loss. All rights reserved. Hailing from a boxing family in Wigan, Billington blazed a trail in wrestling in the early 1980s with his high-flying, hard-hitting style that showed smaller wrestlers had a place in the industry. "Dynamite Kid joined WWE with his cousin, Davey Boy Smith, forming one of the most popular tag teams of their era, the British Bulldogs. "Although somewhat undersized, he possessed a ferocity and determination that earned him the nickname The Dynamite Kid," said the WWE. The Dynamite Kid is widely considered in wrestling circles as one of the entertainment sport's most influential performers, Dynamite Kid joined WWE with his cousin, Davey Boy Smith, The Dynamite Kid showed that smaller wrestlers had a place in the industry. "Dynamite was certainly an inspiration to myself and many others and really revolutionized Professional Wrestling as we know it today. "He flew high, and gave it his all every match. Thomas "Tom" Billington, meglio conosciuto come Dynamite Kid (Golborne, 5 dicembre 1958 – Golborne, 5 dicembre 2018), è stato un wrestler inglese, noto per i suoi trascorsi nella New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) e nella World Wrestling Federation (WWF) durante gli anni ottanta.. Billington è da molti considerato come uno dei wrestler più importanti di tutti i tempi. This site is brought to you by Reach PLC who are a supplier member to. My thoughts are with his children Browyne, Marek, and Amaris, and the entire Billington family.". His cousin Davey Boy Smith, better known as The British Bulldog, may have grabbed the majority of the WWF headlines. Billington had been battling with a multitude of health issues for several years after being left consigned to a wheelchair following the end his career. "WWE extends its condolences to Billington's family, friends and fans.". His cause of death was not made public. By Corinne Heller 05 Dec, 2018 9:42 PM Tags. Check out the hottest fashion, photos, movies and TV shows! Thomas 'Dynamite Kid' BILLINGTON Kid - real name Thomas Billington - passed away 5th December 2018, on his 60th birthday. RIP Brother!" Billington rose to fame in the 1980s alongside his tag-team partner Davey Boy Smith, who was better known as The British Bulldog. The British Bulldog's cousin, real-name Thomas Billington, has died aged 60. Every school with a confirmed positive Covid case in Greater Manchester, A fifth of schools have now had confirmed coronavirus cases. Rest In Peace Dyno.". In a statement, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) said Billington 'pursued sports-entertainment as a means to avoid a life as a coal miner' in his hometown of Golborne. He was told he’d never wrestle again but battled back from his debilitating injury to compete for the WWE in 1988 before joining Stampede Wrestling and All-Japan Pro Wrestling. Police are still at Ellesmere Street tonight. Alongside their mascot, an English bulldog named Matilda, the duo battled it out in classic matches against Bret "Hit Man" Hart & Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart of The Hart Foundation, and defeated Greg "The Hammer" Valentine & Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake to win the World Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania II," the group said in a statement. Writing on Twitter he said: "It deeply saddens me to announce the passing of Tom Billington the 'Dynamite Kid'. In an emotional post, he said: "There are people in life that have a ripple effect both professionally and personally. "Sad to hear that Dynamite Kid has passed away! I became a better wrestler because of him. Once submitted your tribute will be moderated before it appears online, you will then be notified via email. ~Nicky and Family. The pair won the WWF Tag Team Championship in 1995 at Wrestlemania 2, where they defeated Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine. The Chancellor will appear in the House of Commons today after saying he will outline plans to "continue protecting jobs through the winter. Billington’s career looked to be over in 1986 when he broke his back in a match against Don Muraco and Bob Orton Jr, the father of Randy Orton. Thanks for everything and sad to have lost another family member. 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