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RIP Dynamite Kid

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RIP Dynamite Kid
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:26:04 AM »
Now THAT's a hell of an influential wrestler- he and Tiger Mask more or less invented the Junior/Cruiserweight style by themselves.

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Re: RIP Dynamite Kid
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 07:34:02 AM »
DK is one of those guys where ALL I can think about in regards to him is what a shitty dude he apparently was.

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Re: RIP Dynamite Kid
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 07:58:08 AM »
Surprised he lasted so long.

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Re: RIP Dynamite Kid
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 08:55:38 AM »
A Japanese documentary team went to England in 2016 to track Billington down, so they could deliver a video message to him from Sayama reminiscing on their old matches. I guess he's still pretty fondly remembered there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KGLMBPeSdI

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Re: RIP Dynamite Kid
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 07:45:42 PM »
Dynamite Kid vs Tiger Mask
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN50KaS_SLc/url]

Still one of his best.


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Re: RIP Dynamite Kid
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 06:09:48 AM »
Yeah, he was a colossal arsehole but if there's one guy who I see unjustly forgotten from modern fans' 'Who's The Greatest' lists, it's Billington. Bret Hart thought he was the best wrestler who ever lived and so did Chris Benoit, and those are two guys who often crop up on 'Best Worker' lists themselves. In-ring Dynamite had it all, the technical skill, the bumping ability, the athleticism, the physique, the stamina ... the only thing he couldn't do was cut a decent promo.
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Re: RIP Dynamite Kid
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 06:10:37 AM »
... and for all the bile and half-truths in there, 'Pure Dynamite' is probably still one of the best 5 pro wrestling autobiogs I've ever read.
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