Dynamite Kid’s Nephew Set For AEW Debut

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Long-time wrestling fans might think they’ve gone back to the future watching AEW as Dynamite Kid’s nephew is set to make his debut in the promotion.

AEW boss Tony Khan took to social media to reveal that Tommy Billington – the nephew of The Dynamite Kid – will be making his debut in the company when he takes on Dax Harwood in Vancouver, BC. Despite having a weekly show called Dynamite, the man who bills himself with his uncle’s familiar name will be competing on Collision.

The 23-year-old English star has been wrestling for several years, mainly on the independent scene in the UK and Canada. He has teamed frequently with his brother Mark as The Billington Bulldogs – a nod to their uncle’s British Bulldogs team he was part of alongside Davey Boy Smith.

Who Is The Dynamite Kid?

The original Dynamite Kid – Tom Billington – began his wrestling career in the 1970s in his native England before making a name for himself in Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He spent time in New Japan Pro Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling before rising to prominence in WWE where he teamed with Davey Boy Smith as The British Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs captured the WWE Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 2 in their only reign with the gold. Together the pair left WWE in 1988 and embarked on a successful run in AJPW but Davey Boy Smith returned to WWE in 1990, ending their long-running partnership for good.

Away from the ring, Dynamite Kid was a controversial figure and was the subject of an episode of the documentary series Dark Side of the Ring in 2021. Sadly, Dynamite Kid passed away on his 60th birthday in 2018.