Wrestling Legend Passes Away

Wrestling Legend Passes Away
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Another wrestling legend has passed away far too soon. The Dynamite Kid whose real name is Tommy Billington passed away on his 60th birthday December 5th.

According to Fox News:

Wrestling legend Dynamite Kid died on Dec. 5, his 60th birthday, the WWE confirmedWednesday.

The British ring phenom, whose real name is Tommy Billington, was one half of the British Bulldogs along with his cousin, Davey Boy Smith.

Billington's nephew, Davey Boy Smith Jr., tweeted, "It deeply saddens me to announce the passing of Tom Billington the 'Dynamite Kid.' I was really happy and glad I got to see Dynamite one last time last June in the U.K. Dynamite was certainly an inspiration to myself and many others and really revolutionized professional Wrestling as we now [sic] it today. He flew high, and gave it his all every match. Thanks for everything and sad to have lost another family member. Rest In Peace Dyno."

"It's with great sadness I have to inform you all that The 'Dynamite Kid' Tom Billington on his birthday has passed away," wrestling trainer Marty Jones tweeted. "A true British ambassador for wrestling worldwide. RIP 'Kid'. Condolences to Mark and his family."

Billington had been relegated to a wheelchair since 1997 when he lost his leg.

 Source: American Update

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