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[Dynamite Kid Gallery]


Jacques Rougeau & The Dynamite Kid
Wrestler: Dynamite Kid
Real Name: Tom Billington
Birthday: December 5, 1958
Hometown: Golborne, Lancashire, England
Marital Status: Married to Dot
Height & Weight: 5'8" - 228 lbs
Trained by:
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: The British Bulldog
Finishing Move: Diving Headbutt
Favorite Moves: Superplex
Snap Suplex
Tombstone Piledriver
Diving Front Dropkick
Notable Feuds:
Bruce Hart
Davey Boy Smith
Tiger Mask
The Dream Team
The Hart Foundation
Demolition
The Islanders
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);


  • Stampede Wrestling
  • 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..

    Retirement
  • 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..