BREAKING NEWS: WWE Legend Passes Away On His Birthday — WWE Superstars Pay Condolences… R.I.P Man; See Official Statement Issued

WWE legend and former Tag-Team Champion ‘Dynamite Kid’ passed away at the age of 60. He was suffering a number of health issues after a injury-prone wrestling career.

Former WWE superstar and wrestling legend Thomas Billington, better known as “The Dynamite Kid”, passed away on his 60th birthday. Billington’s friend and former wrestler Marty Jones confirmed the news on Twitter which led to several condolences by former and current wrestlers.

He had been battling a number of health issues for several years but the exact cause of death is still not known.

Jones posted on Twitter- “It’s with great sadness I have to inform you all that the Dynamite Kid Tommy Billington on his birthday passed away. A true British ambassador for wrestling worldwide. RIP ‘Kid’. Condolences to Mark and his family.”

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New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Will Ospreay paid tribute to the icon on Twitter this morning after learning of his death.

Along with a picture of Billington in his pomp, he posted: “I heard news that Tommy Billington also know as the Dynamite Kid has passed away.

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“Thank you for all the work you’ve done for our country and inspiring so many wrestlers to take a chance on themselves. RIP Dynamite Kid.”

And his former tag partner’s son, Davey Boy Smith Jr. confirmed the news, saying: “I was really happy and glad I got to see Dynamite one last time last June in the UK.

The British Bulldogs were WWE Tag Team champions during the 1980s

“Dynamite was certainly an inspiration to myself and many others and really revolutionized professional wrestling as we now it today.

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“He flew high, and gave it his all every match.”

Dynamite’s friend and retired wrestler Marty Jones then posted: “It’s with great sadness I have to inform you all that the Dynamite Kid Tommy Billington on his birthday passed away.

“A true British ambassador for wrestling worldwide. RIP ‘Kid’. Condolences to Mark and his family.”

The Englishman shot to worldwide stardom in the 1980s along with cousin and tag partner “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith.

The duo captured the WWE Tag Team titles company’s tag-team gold before going their separate ways in 1988.

The British Bulldogs were rated as the fifth best tag team ever by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 2003.