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Bublu Bhuyan 12-01-2012 12:28 AM

Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'
How good a worker do you think he was?

Bret Hart considers him, pound for pound, the greatest wrestler he ever saw.

Greenlawler 12-01-2012 12:39 AM

Re: Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'
He had a tremendous impact on the sport with his ring work. He helped usher in a new age of wrestling talent. When he "broke through" in the WWF we were still in an era of punch, resthold, kick, clothesline, bodyslam, back body drop and finisher (at least we were in the US). Not that everyone had a limited move set, but it was just the norm at the time. It was shocking to see him snap a suplex like he did.

I think without a doubt he would be considered one of the greatest of all time if his injuries had not shortened his career. I do consider him a GOAT ring worker. He belongs in the conversation of greatest middle wieghts easily.

dddsssccc 12-01-2012 03:42 AM

Re: Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'
Definitely one of the best ever.

I think his injury shortened career and his awful reputation outside of the ring really hurt his legacy though.

O-Dog 12-01-2012 03:52 AM

Re: Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'
I admit, he was good in the ring. But he was the ultimate piece of shit out of it. Karma has really kicked his ass.

Weird of so many similarities between him & Benoit but honestly, I say Benoit was better than Dynamite.

septurum 12-01-2012 03:57 AM

Re: Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'
Excellent worker, pretty underrated in the States. I think all wrestling fans should watch his series of matches with Tiger Mask.

Berkajr 12-01-2012 04:54 AM

Re: Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'
Weel I hope you meant on Dynamtie Kid the wrester and his acomplishments inside the ring and not Tom Billington the person.

As for The Dynamite Kid, I agree with Bret, Jim Ross and many others that he was the greatest pound for pound wreslter ever.
Not only did he have a high pace during his matches, he brought realism to matches despite using "flashy" top rope moves etc. I eman look at Rey Misterio today and his 619. It looks staged and how the opponent falls Žback in the same spot every time so Rey can do his splash of the top rope.

Dynamtie Kid was pioneer.

As for Tom Billington I chose not to comment at this moment

666_The_Game_666 12-01-2012 05:50 AM

Re: Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'
As a worker he is one of the best ever but outside the ring he was an outright cunt

Dyl 12-01-2012 09:20 PM

Re: Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'

Originally Posted by 666_The_Game_666 (Post 12326977)
As a worker he is one of the best ever but outside the ring he was an outright cunt

I think this sums it up quite eloquently (Y)

Shutthehellup 12-01-2012 09:23 PM

Re: Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'
As a worker he is the best ever but outside the ring he was an outright cunt

This is my feeling

Mr. Socko 12-02-2012 02:10 PM

Re: Your thoughts on the 'Dynamite Kid'
He helped to revolutionize wrestling and anyone watching the tiger mask matches should take note of the difference in speed between those matches and other matches of the same period. It was a phenomenal series in its day and holds up pretty well even today. With a good attitude, he could've been one of the all time greats. His early World of Sport stuff is brilliant too if people can find it.

BUT He is not nor was he ever the best worker of all time. He was a stiff piece of shit that could've really injured other workers in the ring. Stiffness for stiffness' sake is not being a good worker, it's being a jackass. You should only ever do enough to make it look real. Not hurting your opponent is a key aspect of being a good worker in my view.
(Then again I'm not a huge puro fan so each to their own)

There are plenty of other workers who were stiff but did not cross the line like he did on many occasions. Tom Billington, the man needs no introduction for most people reading this section and will go down as one of the most unprofessional workers the business has seen and the fact he was phenomenal in the ring will never change that.

Never liked the Rougeaus until I heard Jacques cheapshotted Dynamite Kid. No one is the business deserved it more by most accounts.

Very sad how his life has ended up. I believe he may have reconciled with several other wrestlers since he retired and I hope he's doing well these days. I think he attended Davey Boy's funeral so I assume they may have made up.

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