RIP Tom Billington -The Dynamite Kid - Age 60

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  1. Mightygoose

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    Don't be too sad. He was not a nice man in any sense.
     
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    I thought he was awesome inside of the ring, but quite the ******* outside of it.

    No more suffering, RIP, Dynamite Kid
     
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    Not surprised. The last You Tube video I saw of him from a few years ago, he almost looked comatose and not responsive sitting at home in his recliner with his wife/girlfriend? by his side. R.I.P.
     
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    At the end of the day while he might've been a dick, but at least he didn't take anyone down with him.

    RIP Dynamite
     
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    Hasn't he been pretty rough shape since the mid 90's? Quite a long time to go through all that pain
     
  7. Mightygoose

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    Just realized he died on his birthday. 60 even.

    Survivor Series 1988 was his last in then WWF.

    After a real life altercation between him and Jacques Rougeau 2 months prior, they we're on opposing sides of the 20 man tag team series. Despite the Rougeaus getting a push they we're the first team eliminated while the Bulldogs we're kept towards the later part of the match (right before the Demolition-Powers of Pain double turn).

    This done so the Rogeaus could leave the arena early before Billington went after him backstage. Dynamite was gone afterwards and never returned,
     
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    You can make a fair case for him being the main reason Bulldog's life ended up being how it was.

    He's also a guy who used to wake people up with loaded shotguns in their face. It's just luck that he didn't kill anyone.
     
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    Definitely one of the most influential wrestlers since the 1980s, definitely a huge ******* who got worse over the years as well. His quality of life had seemingly been horrible for a long time so this isn't remotely surprisig. His book is one of the better wrestling autobiographies, I recommend it to anyone interested in 1980s wrestling (around the world, not just WWF) or just typical crazy wrestling stories.
     
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    Yup, his back has been screwed for decades.

    Edit: And I think he had one of his feet amputated, as well.
     
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    He was one of the biggest pieces of trash in wrestling.

    Great worker, incredibly huge POS.
     
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    I would say my first real "I need to have this" moment in wrestling was The Bulldogs winning the tag titles at WM 2. I loved them.

    But yeah, DK was a piece of crap (despite pushing the hell out of his book when I worked at a bookstore in the early 2000's) and it's weird how he's only kept from the absolute bottom of human beings in the sport by the kid who idolized him.
     
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    When you see pictures of Davey and Dynamite from their really young days, you get an idea of what they put their bodies through to build and maintain their physiques while wrestling full time.

    They were both really skinny as young men.
     
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    RIP
     
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    Good riddance
     
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    yes he has. i had wondered how he was still alive this long!
     
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    Davy Boy diseased his heart and died prematurely of a heart attack while Dynamite went so far as to take horse steroids at one point !
     
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    Bret Hart said something to the effect that much of that book was pure fiction, and he was one of the few who actually liked Tom B.
     
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    It has to be treated the same way as pretty much every wrestler's book - a lot of it is exaggerated or tailored to suit the desires of the author. Maybe even more than usual in this case given how bitter Dynamite Kid was.
     
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    Bulldogs-Hart Foundation some of my earliest wrestling memories.

    Which Rougeau brother knocked dynamite’s teeth out with a roll of quarters again?
     
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    Ahh. I guess the Mountie always gets his man indeed.
     
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    He also wrote the book as if every match was a shoot.
     
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    RIP
    probably my favorite wrestler ever
    hasn't been happy or healthy for years
     
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    That I don't remember, but it only makes the book better.
     

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