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Shooting Star Press
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Billy Kidman: Bio
Billy Kidman was one of the most talented cruiserweights, and perhaps one of the most underrated Superstars, in WWE history.
Given the name Kidman because he was a man who looked like a kid, the young looking high flyer won the Cruiserweight Championship seven times and captured several tag team championships in his tenure in WCW and WWE. And Kidman's Shooting Star Press was one of the most breathtaking and dangerous finishers in sports-entertainment.
Trained by WWE Hall of Famer Wild Samoan Afa, Kidman's breakthrough came while he joined Raven's Flock in WCW. Up until that point in his career, onlookers recognized his talent, but the Allentown, Pa. native had limited success. But after joining the Flock and later as a member of the Filthy Animals and the New Blood, he had several rivalries, most notably with Juventud Guerrera and Rey Mysterio. He even scored a pinfall against Hulk Hogan! Kidman and Guerrera traded the Cruiserweight Championship several times and he was a versatile tag team partner, winning the WCW Tag Team Championships with Mysterio and then Konnan.
Kidman was signed by WWE after WCW folded in 2001 and made an immediate impact, winning the Cruiserweight Championship from Gregory Helms. Along with Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero, he was responsible for the resurgence of the Cruiserweight division in WWE. Kidman amazed sports-entertainment fans in his wars over the Cruiserweight Championship with X-Pac, Tajiri and Jamie Noble. In addition, he continued to excel in tag team competition, capturing the WWE Tag Team Championship with Paul London.
After retiring from the ring in 2004, Kidman became a Producer for WWE and is seated behind the video wall of WWE's entrance stage at Raw, SmackDown and all pay-per-views on WWE Network.