Bret Hart remembers Dynamite Kid.
Yesterday, the wrestling world lost Tom "Dynamite Kid" Billington at the age of 60. Kid was one of the most influential wrestlers of all-time and widely credited for helping put Junior Heavyweight wrestling on the map. He made his WWE debut in 1984, teaming with Bret Hart to defeat Iron Mike Sharpe and Troy Alexander.
Following his passing, Hart took to Facebook to remember his friend, opponent and tag partner.
There are people in life that have a ripple effect both professionally and personally. Tom “Dynamite Kid” Billington was one of those people. The second professional wrestling match of my career was against Dynamite. I benefited from his greatness and through our matches in Stampede, WWE, and everywhere in-between, I became a better wrestler because of him. Dynamite truly was the best wrestler ever, pound-for-pound. Tom was family, my brother-in-law, and we were very close. In many ways I felt like one of the few people who truly knew him, both the good and the bad. I saw Tom one final time this past June in England and I can only hope he is finally at peace. My thoughts are with his children Browyne, Marek, and Amaris, and the entire Billington family.
See how other wrestlers reacted to Dynamite Kid's death here.