Dynamite Kid dies at age 60
Thomas Billington, better known in the world of professional wrestling as Dynamite Kid, has died today December 5, 2018, coinciding with the day of his birthday. The former wrestler had health problems recently, specifically problems due to the blows and injuries suffered and has died. Will Ospreay was among the first to report what occurred on Twitter, publishing the following message:
I heard news that Tommy Billington also know as the Dynamite Kid has passed away.
Thank you for all the work you’ve done for our country and inspiring so many wrestlers to take a chance on themselves.
RIP Dynamite Kid. pic.twitter.com/yzQ74Swhhz
— ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) December 5, 2018
Dynamite Kid is a legend in the realm of professional wrestling, but he is going to be remembered by many WWE fans for having been a part, along with British Bulldog, of the team”The British Bulldogs”. They won the WWE Tag Team Championships in 1986 and defended it for almost 300 days, before losing them to The Hart Foundation.
In November 2013, WWE reported that Thomas Billington suffered a stroke and added more information, specifying the former wrestler had suffered more than one stroke at that moment.
Dynamite Kid fought between the 70s and 90s in World Wrestling Federation (WWE now ), Stampede Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, and New Japan Pro Wrestling, and had legendary rivalries with fighters of the likes of Tiger Mask, in Japan, and Bret Hart, in Canada. He is also considered one of the wrestlers of fighting styles .