Dynamite Kid - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Dynamite Kid, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Thomas Billington was born in Golborne, Lancashire, England on December 5, 1958.

He died on December 5, 2018 at the age of 60.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Thomas Billington
  • Ring Names
    • Dynamite Kid ( December 24, 1975 - October 10, 1996)
  • Born December 5, 1958
  • Died December 5, 2018 (aged 59)
  • Nationality Nationality: EnglandEngland
  • Birth Place Golborne, Lancashire, England
  • Billed From
    • Liverpool, England
  • Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
  • Weight
    • 225 lbs (102 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( December 24, 1975 - October 10, 1996)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion Michinoku Pro WrestlingMICHINOKU October 10, 1996 October 10, 1996
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 2, 1989 December 6, 1991
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE December 2, 1988 August 11, 1989
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF October 29, 1984 November 24, 1988
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW November 16, 1984 December 12, 1985
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE April 28, 1978 September 20, 1984
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight January 1, 1984 August 2, 1984
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight January 1, 1982 August 5, 1982
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight January 4, 1980 February 8, 1980
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE July 19, 1979 July 25, 1979
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face December 24, 1975 October 10, 1996
  • Images History
    Jan 1989
    Jan 1989
    Oct 1984
    Oct 1984
    Jan 1982
    Jan 1982
    Apr 1978
    Apr 1978
    Dec 1975
    Dec 1975

  • Finishers
    • Diving Dynamite Headbutt - Diving Headbutt ( December 24, 1975 - October 10, 1996)
    • Kneeling Reverse Piledriver ( December 24, 1975 - October 10, 1996)
    • Superplex ( April 28, 1978 - October 10, 1996)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Car Wars" by Tom Scott - Single ( January 2, 1989 - December 6, 1991)
    • Theme Song "Rule, Britannia!" by Thomas Arne - with Davey Boy Smith - Team ( October 29, 1984 - November 24, 1988)
    • Theme Song "Car Wars" by Tom Scott - Single ( November 16, 1984 - December 12, 1985)
    • Theme Song "Magic" by Billy Cobham - Single ( January 1, 1982 - August 3, 1984)
    • Theme Song "Overture" by Bill Conti - Single ( January 4, 1980 - February 8, 1980)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • World Wrestling Entertainment

    World Wrestling Entertainment & New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 All Asia Tag Team Championship (with Johnny Smith)
    • 1 NWA International Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling

    • 1 AGPW International Heavyweight Championship

    Joint Promotions

    • 1 British Welterweight Championship
    • 1 British Lightweight Championship
    • 1 European Welterweight Championship

    Pacific Northwest Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship (with The Assassin)

    Stampede Wrestling

    • 1 Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship
    • 6 Stampede International Tag Team Championship (1 with Sekigawa, 1 with Loch Ness Monster, 1 with Kasavudo, 1 with Duke Myers, 2 with Davey Boy Smith)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2001)
    • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1995)
    • NJPW WWF Junior Heavyweight Title League Winner (1984)
    • NJPW Greatest Gaijin Junior Section (2002)
    • Stampede International Tag Team Title Tournament Winner (1984 - with Davey Boy Smith)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Fighting Spirit Award (1984, 1985 – with Davey Boy Smith)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Skills Award (1989 – with Davey Boy Smith)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Fair Play Award (1990, 1991 – with Johnny Smith
    • Tokyo Sports Lifetime Achievement Award (1991)
    • 5° in PWI Years Top 100 Tag Teams (2003 - with Davey Boy Smith)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • WON Best Flying Wrestler (1984)
    • WON Best Technical Wrestler (1984 - tied with Masa Saito)
    • WON Tag Team of The Year (1985 - with Davey Boy Smith)
    • WON Match of the Year (1982 - vs. Tiger Mask on 08/05)
    • WON Best Wrestling Maneuver (1984 - Power clean dropkick)
    • WON Most Impressive Wrestler (1983-1985)
    • WON Hardest Worker (1983)
    • WON Most Underrated (1983)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • The British Bulldogs - Danny Boy Collins ( September 29, 1994 - May 27, 1994)
    • The British Bruisers - Johnny Smith ( June 21, 1989 - December 6, 1991)
    • The British Bulldogs - The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith ( July 1, 1983 - January 28, 1990)
  • Managers Captain Lou AlbanoCaptain Lou Albano

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