Various: Bret Hart on Passing of Dynamite Kid, Hidden Gems, World Tag League Night 15

Bret Hart Comments on the Passing of Dynamite Kid

Bret Hart reflected on Facebook about the recent passing of Tom ‘Dynamite Kid’ Billington.

“There are people in life that have a ripple effect both professionally and personally. Tom ‘Dynamite Kid’ Billington was one of those people. The second professional wrestling match of my career was against Dynamite. I benefited from his greatness and through our matches in Stampede, WWE, and everywhere in-between, I became a better wrestler because of him. Dynamite truly was the best wrestler ever, pound-for-pound. Tom was family, my brother-in-law, and we were very close. In many ways I felt like one of the few people who truly knew him, both the good and the bad. I saw Tom one final time this past June in England and I can only hope he is finally at peace. My thoughts are with his children Browyne, Marek, and Amaris, and the entire Billington family.”

WWE Network Hidden Gems Addition

This week’s addition to WWE Network’s Hidden Gems series is Ladder Match themed, featuring two classic matches.

The first gem is from a November 27, 1986 event from AWA featuring a ladder match of “Crusher” Jerry Blackwell versus Colonel DeBeers.

AWA 11/27/1986 – The Crusher and The Colonel

Ten thousand dollars hangs in the balance for the man who can climb to the top of the ladder when Jerry Blackwell takes on Colonel DeBeers.

The second and final gem is from a May 16, 1998 A Matter of Respect 1998 event from ECW featuring a 6-Man Stairway to Hell ladder match of The Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh, D-Von, & Big Dick Dudley) versus Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman, & “Little” Spike Dudley.

ECW 05/16/1998 – The Stairway to Hell

Barbed wire hangs high above the ring as The Dudley Boyz face The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer, and Spike Dudley in a Stairway to Hell match.

NJPW World Tag League 2018 Night 15 Card

Here is the full card for Night 15 of NJPW’s World Tag League 2018, which takes place this Thursday at the Yamagata Big Wing in Yamagata, Japan. The event’s card features eight matches and will air live on New Japan World starting at 4:30 ET.

  • World Tag League 2018 match – Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Michael Elgin & Jeff Cobb
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi vs. Killer Elite Squad
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs. Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • World Tag League 2018 match – EVIL & SANADA vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Best Friends vs. Guerrillas of Destiny
  • Rocky Romero, KUSHIDA, Kazuchika Okada, & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Gedo, Taiji Ishimori, Bad Luck Fale, & Jay White