British professional wrestler

Dynamite Kid is ...

Born 5 Dec 1958 in Golborne
Died 5 Dec 2018
Age60 years
Height1.73m (5 ft, 8 in)

About Dynamite Kid

Thomas Billington (5 December 1958 – 5 December 2018), best known by the ring name the Dynamite Kid, was a British professional wrestler. He competed in the World Wrestling Federation, Stampede Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, and New Japan Pro Wrestling in the mid-to-late-1980s. With his cousin Davey Boy Smith, he is also known for having been one half of the tag team The British Bulldogs. He also had notable feuds with Tiger Mask in Japan and Bret Hart in Canada. Billington is considered by many, including Bret Hart and Dave Meltzer, to have been one of wrestling's most influential in-ring performers, having innovated the level of athleticism involved in the art and merging styles from Britain, Mexico, Canada and Japan.

He is also known as The Dynamite Kid.


Billington died on December 5, 2018, his 60th birthday. The exact cause of death remains unconfirmed but the BBC report of his death placed it in the context of the above-mentioned health issues.