Former NJPW Pro-Wrestler, Dynamite Kid (Real name Thomas Billington) from the U.K., passed away on 5th December. He was 60 years old.
Dynamite Kid gained popularity with his fearless, aggressive and explosive fighting-style and was hugely influential in the growth Pro-Wrestling all over the world.
In the 1980s, he was active in the Junior Heavyweight division of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Alongside his famous encounter with Tatsumi Fujinami, he battled the original Tiger Mask over the course of numerous legendary matches.
After leaving NJPW, he joined the WWF (now called WWE) and was one half of the famous tag-team “The British Bulldogs” alongside his team mate Davey Boy Smith.
Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co. Ltd.
※Before the World Tag League finals at the Industrial Cultural Center Apio in Iwate on 9th December, the traditional 10-gong ceremony will be held for the Dynamite Kid.