While at the airport after the match, Dynamite suffered a seizure that paralyzed his left leg, confining him to a wheelchair. Despite his personal demons cutting his
career short, The Dynamite Kid is considered by many to be the best pound for pound pro wrestler in history. He is credited with single handily putting Junior Heavyweight wrestling on the map. His contribution to the business goes far beyond his personal accomplishments. A whole generation of stars like Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Rob Van Dam, Jerry Lynn and many others claim that watching The Dynamite Kid is what inspired them to wrestlers. In a era still dominated by headlocks and Boston crabs, Dynamite Kid literally came flying through the door and jumped straight to the top of the pro wrestling industry. It is with great admiration that I induct The Dynamite Kid into the Wrestling News Wire Hall Of Fame Class Of 2013.