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‘The Dynamite Kid’ Tom Billington Passes Away At 60

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The legendary Dynamite Kid has passed away at the age of 60!

In some sad news to report today, one of the most influential Superstars in the history of the WWE has passed away at the age of 60 as announced by WWE, ‘The Dynamite Kid’ Tom Billington.





For those old enough to remember, Billington of course gained his first notoriety in North America working for Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, but also became a fixture for New Japan Pro Wrestling in the Junior Heavyweght Division. The cousin of Davey Boy Smith, of course Billington, alongside his cousin, are most known for their run in the WWF during the mid-to-late 1980’s as The British Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs’ feuds with fellow Stampede Wrestling alums Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart would become a fixture of the WWF’s Tag Team Division during this period, a period where The Bulldogs were one-time WWF Tag Team Champions. Of course, Dynamite would infamously get fired from the company right after Survivor Series 1988 due to a series of ribs on Jacques Rougeau which eventually turned ugly. Of course, the most famous story is that of Rougeau waiting on Dynamite after a match with a roll of quarters in his fist, knocking Dynamite’s teeth out.

In his later years, Dynamite Kid became more of a cautionary tale for the pro wrestling business, suffering from numerous health issues due to years of steroid use.

Everyone at The Chairshot would like to offer its deepest condolences to the friends and family of ‘The Dynamite Kid’ Tom Billington.





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WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From Venice, Florida (12/8/18)

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Results from the other NXT Live Event last night in Florida!

Last night while a portion of the WWE NXT roster featuring the brand’s champions and top Superstars were in action for a Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota (find the results here), another portion containing more of the newer talent and Performance Center recruits continued their own weekend tour.





Following Friday night’s action in Fort Pierce (check those results out here), things moved along to Venice with a lineup that featured War Raiders back in tag team action, Keith Lee partnering with The Street Profits to take on The Forgotten Sons, in addition to Nikki Cross versus Deonna Purrazzo and more. Below are the results:

  • Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Mansoor Al-Shehail & Rick Boog
  • Xia Li defeated Vanessa Borne
  • Babatunde defeated Fabian Aichner
  • Aliyah & Reina Gonzalez defeated Jessie Elaban & MJ Jenkins
  • Shane Thorne defeated Riddick Moss
  • War Raiders defeated Brennan Williams & Punishment Martinez
  • Nikki Cross defeated Deonna Purrazzo
  • Keith Lee & The Street Profits defeated The Forgotten Sons

Results c/o Fightful





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WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From St. Paul, Minnesota (12/8/18)

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Results from NXT’s Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota!

As we’ve noted, the WWE NXT roster has been divided up this weekend with some of the fresher faces staying home in Florida while the majority of the top Superstars have been north in Wisonsin and Minnesota.





After Friday night’s show in Green Bay (check out the results here), last night’s card a TakeOver: War Games II rematch as The Velveteen Dream challenged Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship. Plus, Kairi Sane looked to recapture the NXT Women’s Title from Shayna Baszler, The Undisputed Era in a 6-Man Tag and much more. Below are the results:

  • Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno
  • Jessamyn Duke defeated Candice LeRae
  • Bobby Fish defeated Humberto Carrillo
  • Dominik Dijakovic defeated Kona Reeves
  • Aleister Black defeated Johnny Gargano
  • Ricochet & Heavy Machinery defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong)
  • NXT Women’s Title: Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler by DQ
  • NXT Title: Tommaso Ciampa retained over The Velveteen Dream

Results c/o WrestleZone





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