• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 5, 2018) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2018, Old School Wrestling Legend The Dynamite Kid (Real name: Tom Billington) passed away on his 60th birthday.
Most Old School Wrestling Fans are going to remember The Dynamite Kid as one half of the WWF Golden Era Tag Team ‘The British Bulldogs’ with his Tag Team partner Davey Boy Smith.
Before he passed away, Billington was sitting in a wheel chair and had several other severe health problems for many years, resulting from decades of drug abuse and wrestling a very risky & unhealthy style.
† REST IN PEACE DYNAMITE KID
December 5, 1958 – December 5, 2018
• Victoria On How She Found Out About Ashley Massaro’s Death
During a recent appearance on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, former WWE Women’s Champion Victoria talked about the death of Ashley Massaro from earlier this year.
Below is what Victoria said:
“Oh, it was awful. You start second-guessing yourself. You start going [into] your mind games, you know? Like, [could I have done something]. And you know, I’ve taken a lot of bumps in my life. And backstage, girls don’t share that stuff with each other.
We have a happy face, it’s work. And I wish she shared all that stuff with us, because we would have been a good support system. We wouldn’t have judged her, or [been] like, ‘I don’t want to talk to you.’
I remember that day when I found out. Tommy Dreamer called me, and I go, ‘Oh no. It’s either a booking, or he has something funny to say, or it’s a death.’ I didn’t answer it, I was doing laundry. And I want to be focused on my conversations, and ADHD is not helping. [laughs] And then Gail [Kim] texted me what happened.
And I go, ‘Oh my God, Tommy just called me.’ I had to call Tommy, and he goes, ‘I wanted to call you before you hear it from someone else.’ And he was so distraught, because he got her a job and he was like a really big part of her life. So it was hard from all of us.
Not knowing someone’s pain is really — and there’s so many avenues. You can talk to a therapist, there’s free 800 numbers.
To feel so alone that you have to do that, you know what I mean? It’s not right.”
Also Read: Ashley Massaro Died By Suicide