You know Dynamite Kid from England, Japan, Calgary and the WWF, but do you know he also had a run in Portland and Don Owen's territory?
Not only was he a former Pacific Northwest Heavyweight and tag team champion, he played a key role in one of the most famous angles in Portland Wrestling history: the babyface turn of "Playboy" Buddy Rose in 1983.
In this edition of the Portland Wrestlecast, I talk with Rich Patterson, a longtime friend of Buddy and the man who is responsible for saving all of his video collection. They look back on how and why the Kid came to Portland, his short time teaming with Buddy, his affiliation with Rip Oliver and his Clan, injuring a young Curt Hennig and Dynamite's thoughts on Portland, Buddy, Don, and Billy Jack Haynes.
While Dynamite's time in Portland was less than a year, it was a key part of the territory's history. While you may know a lot about the career of Dynamite Kid, this show has part of his history that you may not have heard.