The worst things Dynamite Kid ever did during his wrestling career

Hamish Woodward

Dynamite Kid, celebrated for his in-ring prowess, also left behind a trail of controversy and regret.

As we delve into the annals of wrestling history, we confront the unsettling truths of his legacy. From backstage brawls to reckless behaviour in the ring, the British Bulldog’s career was marred by a series of alarming incidents.

Infamous for his volatile temper and disregard for safety, his actions had lasting repercussions, tarnishing his once illustrious reputation.

In this exposé, we shed light on the darkest chapters of Dynamite Kid’s (real name Thomas Billington) journey, revealing the worst deeds that defined his wrestling career.

Dynamite Kid was a “bully” according to Bret Hart

Speaking during episode 19 of “Confessions Of The Hitman“, Hart spoke about his relationship with Dynamite Kid, and how he saw him as being a bully during his time in the wrestling business.

“He had a lot of enemies and he did a lot of lousy things to people. He was a real bully and, I mean, he would pick on guys that were minding their own business.

“Even me, when I first wrestled Dynamite, my first match, one of my first matches, my second match of my career against Dynamite and I really had no business being a wrestler, and I knew that and I said that.

“Like, ‘I don’t have the experience to wrestle a guy from England. I don’t think I can wrestle you, Dynamite.'”

“He really took liberties in the ring with me. He busted my face open with an elbow smash, he busted my nose open, and he kicked me in the face one time.”

Hart also spoke at length about his relationship with Billington in his book “Hitman”, which was voted as one of the best wrestling books of all time.

The wrestler attacked Jacques Rougeau and got his comeuppance

Backstage at a WWE event, the Rougeau’s came back from their match to find their clothes had been tampered with, and allegedly cut into ribbons while they were wrestling in the ring.

With the British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith) known as keen pranksters in the locker room, they were instantly suspected. The Rougeau’s went straight to Vince McMahon to complain about the prank, and he swiftly disciplined the English pair.

This lead to Dynamite Kid assaulting Jacques Rougeau in the locker room, leaving him bloodied in the locker room in one of the worst backstage moments in WWE history.

Rougeau eventually got his revenge, sucker-punching Billington with a role of quarters that destroyed his face and humbled him somewhat.

He broke a small girls kneecaps for insurance money

Wrestlers have done horrible things over the years, but Dynamite Kid really pushed the boat out when he attacked a child for money.

The former WWE Superstar agreed to break the kneecaps of his friend John Foley’s daughter, in order to help him claim more money on his insurance.

The daugther had been part of an horrific car accident, and was due money for the damages caused by the crash.

However, the pair decided this was enough, and decided to inflict even more damage on the poor girl, breaking both of her legs from the kneecaps down.

Dynamite Kid even admitted to the plot during a shoot interview, which you can read about here.

He threatened to shoot his wife in the head in front of their children

He would regularly threaten his wife, saying that he would kill her if she left him. This was usually taken lightly by Michelle, although that is likely due to the years she spent in an abusive relationship.

In an episode of “Dark Side of the Ring“, Michelle detailed how he threatened to kill her with a shotgun in front of her children. While she bravely called his bluff, the pair eventually split up due to his abuse.

‘I’m trying to act like, “No, daddy’s having a moment, it’s gonna be fine, he’s gonna leave”. He goes, “No. I think you should f***ing go”. I was like, I’m the one pregnant, I’m the one with a toddler…

In the episode, Michelle said: “‘All my stuff is here. All their clothes are here. He went downstairs and got a gun and said, “If you’re not out in 15 f***ing minutes, I’m gonna blow your f***ing head off.” I was like, “No you’re not”. He’s like, “I f***ing will.”

Dynamite Kid remained alone up until his death in 2018, on his 60th birthday.

What do you think is the worst thing the Dynamite Kid ever did? Let us know what you think, or read about how badly his final match went when he ended his career in Japan.

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