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Dynamite Kid

Dynamite-Kid

Jacques Rougeau and The Dynamite Kid

Title History

  • British Lightweight title defeating Jim Breaks (April 23, 1977);
  • British Welterweight title defeating Jim Breaks (January 25, 1978);
  • European Welterweight title defeating Jean Come (March 22, 1978);
  • Stampede British Commonwealth Mid Heavyweight title (July 1978);
  • Stampede British Commonwealth Mid Heavyweight title defeating Bret Hart (January 6, 1979);
  • Stampede British Commonwealth Mid Heavyweight title defeating Bret Hart (February 2, 1979);
  • Stampede British Commonwealth Mid Heavyweight title defeating Bret Hart (July 7, 1979);
  • Stampede World Mid Heavyweight title (August 1979);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Sekigawa defeating Hubert Gallant and Leo Burke (December 21, 1979);
  • Stampede British Commonwealth Mid Heavyweight title defeating Keith Hart [Tournament] (March 24, 1980);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Loch Ness Monster defeating Bret and Keith Hart (March 29, 1980);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Kasavudu defeating Bret and Keith Hart (June 3, 1980);
  • Stampede World Mid Heavyweight title (July 1981);
  • Stampede British Commonwealth Mid Heavyweight title defeating Bruce Hart (????, 1982);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Duke Myers defeating Davey Boy Smith and Bruce Hart (June 29, 1982);
  • Stampede World Mid Heavyweight title defeating Great Gama (December 14, 1982);
  • Stampede World Mid Heavyweight title defeating Great Gama (February 26, 1983);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Curt Hennig (September 7, 1983);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/The Assassin defeating Curt Hennig and Buddy Rose (November 12, 1983);
  • WWF Junior Heavyweight title defeating Cobra and Davey Boy Smith in a Three Way Match for vacant title (February 7, 1984);
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title defeating Killer Kahn (March 9, 1984);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/ Davey Boy Smith defeating Cuban Assassin and Bad News Allen [Tournament] (March 31, 1984);
  • NWA (All Japan) International Junior Heavyweight title defeating Mighty Inoue (June 8, 1985);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/ Davey Boy Smith defeating Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine (April 7, 1986);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/ Davey Boy Smith defeating Cuban Assassin and Jerry Morrow (December 7, 1988);
  • AGPW (Grand Prix) International Heavyweight title defeating Ron Starr (1989);
  • AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles w/Johnny Smith defeating Tsuyoshi Kikuchi and Kenta Kobashi for vacant titles (April 6, 1991);

Career History

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 and Davey Boy Smith engaged in a feud for several months before forming a tag team.
  • Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith became a tremendous team, and split their time between Stampede and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
  • 1985: Vince McMahon struck a deal with Stu Hart to buy Stampede and wanted Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Davey Boy and 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 and 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 and Moondog Spot (Spot destroyed set).
  • March 1, 1986 – SNME: Brutus Beefcake and 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 and Brutus Beefcake to win the Tag Titles!
  • May 3, 1986 – SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • October 4, 1986 – SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated Brutus Beefcake and 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 and 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 and Danny Davis defeated The British Bulldogs and 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 and Strike Force.
  • ~~~Team #2: Demolition, The Hart Foundation, The Bolshavics, The Islanders and 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 and Bobby Heenan defeated The British Bulldogs and Koko B. Ware.
  • April 30, 1988 – Summerslam: Demolition (Ax and Smash) defeated The British Bulldogs by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • July 31, 1988 – WrestleFest: Demolition (Ax and 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 and 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.