[Dynamite Kid Gallery]
Jacques Rougeau & The Dynamite Kid
||December 5, 1958
||Golborne, Lancashire, England
||Married to Dot
|Height & Weight:
||5'8" - 228 lbs
||The British Bulldog
Diving Front Dropkick
Davey Boy Smith
The Dream Team
The Hart Foundation
The Fabulous Rougeaus
WWF Tag Team titles w/Davey Boy Smith defeating Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (April 5, 1986);
WWF Junior Heavyweight title;
NWA International Jr. Heavyweight title;
Stampede North American Heavyweight title;
Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title (4)
Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Loch Ness Monster;
Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Kasavubu;
Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Duke Myers;
Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Davey Boy Smith (2);
The Dynamite Kid started wrestling in England and Japan and was recuited by Bruce Hart to work in Stampede Wrestling in Calgary..
The Dynamite Kid had a series of matches with Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama) that are a favorite amung tape traders..
Tom Billington brought his cousin, Davey Boy Smith, to North America to work for Stu Hart in Stampede Wrestling..
Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith engaged in a feud for several months before forming a tag team..
Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith became a tremendous team, and split their time between Stampede & New Japan Pro Wrestling..
1985: Vince McMahon struck a deal with Stu Hart to buy Stampede and wanted Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Davey Boy & Dynamite Kid..
~~~(Side note: Vince McMahon failed to make payments to the Hart Family and the deal was never finalized)..
World Wrestling Federation - The British Bulldogs
Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith would become known as the "British Bulldogs" and managed by Capt. Lou Albano..
January 2, 1986 - TNT: The British Bulldogs had a tea party with Mr. Fuji & Moondog Spot (Spot destroyed set)..
March 1, 1986 - SNME: Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine defeated The British Bulldogs to retain the Tag Team titles..
April 5, 1986 - WrestleMania II: The Bulldogs w/Ozzy Osborne defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake to win the Tag Titles!
May 3, 1986 - SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff to retain the Tag Team titles..
October 4, 1986 - SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine to retain the Tag Team titles..
Late 1986: The Dynamite Kid severly injured his back, so they needed a plan to get the titles of the Bulldogs..
January 1987: The Hart Foundation (Jim Neidhart & Bret Hart) defeated The British Bulldogs for the Tag Team titles..
~~~WWF managemet decided to hide Dynamite's injured back by having one of the Harts attack him before the match..
~~~The Dynamite Kid was laid out and stayed outside on the floor for the entire match..
~~~Davey Boy Smith, left to fend for himself, was pinned for the titles in the ring..
The British Bulldogs took some time off to get Dynamite's back in shape, but they came back too quickly..
March 29, 1987 - WrestleMania III: The Hart Foundation & Danny Davis defeated The British Bulldogs & Tito Santana..
May 2, 1987 - SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated The Hart Foundation (Tag Team Champions)..
~~~The Bulldogs won the 2/3 Falls match in two straight falls but since the first was by DQ the titles did not change..
November 26, 1987 - Survivor Series: The British Bulldogs participated in a huge 10-Team Elimination match..
~~~Team #1: The British Bulldogs, The Rougeau Brothers, The Young Stallions, The Killer Bees & Strike Force..
~~~Team #2: Demolition, The Hart Foundation, The Bolshavics, The Islanders & Dream Team II (Team #1 WON)..
The British Bulldogs took some more time off so that so Dynamite Kid could rehabilitate his injured back properly..
Late 1987: The British Bulldogs returned with their mascot, Matilda, who was dognapped by the Islanders!
March 27, 1988 - Wrestlemania IV: The Islanders & Bobby Heenan defeated The British Bulldogs & Koko B. Ware..
April 30, 1988 - Summerslam: Demolition (Ax & Smash) defeated The British Bulldogs by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles..
July 31, 1988 - WrestleFest: Demolition (Ax & Smash) defeated The British Bulldogs to retain the Tag Team titles..
Legitimate backstage heat began to develope between the British Bulldogs and The Rougeau Brothers..
August 28, 1988 - Summerslam: The British Bulldogs vs The Rougeau Brothers ended in a time limit draw..
November 24, 1988 - Survivor Series: The British Bulldogs participated in a huge 10-Team Elimination match..
~~~Team #1: The Powers of Pain, The Rockers, The Young Stallions, The British Bulldogs & The Hart Foundation..
~~~Team #2: Deamolition, The Brain Busters, The Rougeau Brothers, The Bolshiviks, The Conquistators..
~~~~~The Rougeaus were eliminated early, so they could get backstage and leave the building as fast as possible..
Back to Stampede
December 1988: The British Bulldogs headed back to Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling in Calgary..
The British Bulldogs quickly won the International Tag Team titles..
The British Bulldogs lost the titles a few days later, due to interference by Davey Boy's "cousin", Johnny Smith..
~~~Dynamite Kid blamed Davey Boy Smith for the loss, and a violent feud erupted between the two..
Davey Boy Smith made a secret deal with Vince McMahon to return to the WWF without Dynamite, creating a bitter hatred..
Davey Boy Smith had trademarked the "British Bulldog" without consulting with Tom Billington..
Tom "Dynamite Kid" Billington is now confined to a wheelchair from the years of "bumping" in the ring..
Tom "Dynamite Kid" Billington despised his cousin Davey Boy Smith so much, he can't bring himself to say his name.
The Dynamite Kid inspired a teenaged Chris Benoit to train and become a wrestler..