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Overview (5)

Born in Golborne, England, UK
Died in UK  (long illness)
Birth NameThomas Billington
Nicknames Dynamite Kid
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Is the real life cousin of the late Davey Boy Smith, with whom he teamed to form the British Bulldogs tag team in the 80s. Is Bret Hart's brother-in-law by marriage. He is married to Bret Hart's wife's sister. Was one of the biggest influences that kept Bret Hart in wrestling. Hart stated he thought about quitting early, but Billington influenced him to stick with it. One of his greatest matches was against Nikolai Volkoff at the 1985 Wrestling Classic. Volkoff had just finished singing the Russian National Anthem, when Billington came off the top rope with a drop kick. He pinned Volkoff before he could even take off his jersey. The match only lasted 20 seconds.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ryan Matthews

Spouse (2)

Dot (1997 - 5 December 2018) ( his death) ( 1 child)
Michelle Smadu (1982 - 1991) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

The Diving Headbutt
The Snap Suplex

Trivia (22)

Former professional wrestler.
Retired from the ring after a series of crippling back injuries, currently confined to a wheelchair.
Former WWF Tag Team champion.
Was the childhood hero of Chris Benoit.
Brother-in-law of Bret 'The Hitman' Hart.
Released an autobiography, titled "Pure Dynamite", in 1999.
The Dynamite Kid started wrestling in England and Japan and was recuited by Bruce Hart to work in Stampede Wrestling in Calgary.
Dynamite brought his cousin, Davey Boy Smith over to Calgary to work for Stampede.
In 1985, Vince McMahon struck a deal with Stu Hart to buy Stampede Wrestling. Part of the deal was that McMahon wanted Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid, however the deal was never finalized. Nonetheless, all four wrestlers soon worked for the WWF.
The British Bulldogs grew apart over the years and were not even on speaking terms at the time of Davey Boy Smith's death.
Notable Title Wins Include: WWF World Tag Team titles w/Davey Boy Smith; WWF Jr. Heavyweight title; NWA International Jr. Heavyweight title; Stampede North American Heavyweight title; Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title (4) Stampede International Tag Team titles (5)
His wrestling feud against the original Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama) is considered one of the best of all time.
Got in a backstage brawl with Jacques Rougeau in 1988, which eventually left to him leaving the WWF.
Former booker of Calgary Stampede.
Known for performing practical jokes on other wrestlers.
Met Bruce Hart in England in 1978.
He was managed by Captain Lou Albano
Briefly teamed with Johnny Smith (brother of the "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith) in Japan. The duo was known as The British Bruisers.
After Chris Benoit won the WCW World Title, he dedicated it to the Dynamite Kid who had influenced his career.
Is confined to a wheelchair.
Had his leg amputated.
Former tag team partner of Davey Boy Smith aka The British Bulldog.

Salary (1)

WrestleMania 2 (1986) $20,000

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