British Wrestling legend Tom “The Dynamite Kid” Billington has sadly passed away on his 60th birthday.
The sad news was announced today by wrestling legend Marty Jones on Twitter, who was good friends with Billington. He broke the news by saying:
Billington is often regarded as being one of the greatest in-ring performers of all time, his style and technique has been emulated by countless stars throughout the years. Legends such as Bret Hart have often said that Billington is an all time great, years beyond his time.
Although an often controversial figure throughout his life, Billington achieved fame during his infamous run with his Cousin Davey Boy Smith the British Bulldog , where he was one half of the great tag team ‘The British Bulldogs‘ who won the WWF Tag Team titles at Wrestlemania 3.
His career was cut short due to a series of health problems stemming from his in-ring career and in his later life suffered greatly with his legs and back and was left in a wheelchair.
Tom “Dynamite Kid” Billington will be remembered by fans and wrestlers around the world for being one of the all-time greatest performers to ever lace up a pair of boots and an inspiration to many brom Britain and beyond.