WWE Legend, Tommy Billington A.K.A Dynamite Kid Dies On His Birthday!

1 year ago

WWE legend Tommy Billington also known as Dynamite Kid has died aged 60 on his birthday.

The Lancashire-born star was battling with a number of health issues in recent years after being wheelchair bound following his career.

Earlier today, UK wrestling trainer Marty Jones took to Facebook to confirm Billington's death.

"It's with great sadness I have to inform you all that THE "DYNAMITE KID" TOMMY BILLINGTON ON HIS BIRTHDAY HAS PASSED AWAY.. A TRUE BRITISH AMBASSADOR FOR WRESTLING WORLDWIDE RIP "KID' CONDOLENCES TO MARK & HIS FAMILY MARTY JONES".

He started boxing at the age of 13 and by 16, Dynamite Kid was touring in the UK often working alongside cult star Big Daddy.

MySportDab report Billington left England for Calgary at the age of 20, joining Stampede Wrestling, before working in Japan.

A host WWE stars have posted tributes to Dynamite Kid on Social Media:

Wrestler Will Ospreay wrote on Twitter: "I heard news that Tommy Billington also know as the Dynamite Kid has passed away.

"Thank you for all the work you’ve done for our country and inspiring so many wrestlers to take a chance on themselves. RIP Dynamite Kid."

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