Darren “Dynamite D” McMillan 1969-2007

Darren Lee McMillan

Sunrise November 21, 1969
Sunset April 11, 2007
Darren Lee McMillan aka Dynamite D The Worlds Greatest Wrestler, trainer, training partner, Brother, Uncle, Son, Hero, and friend.
You will be missed by many, but never forgotten.
Heaven is blessed to have you.
Dynamite D & the Wrestling Years
From 1989-1994 Dynamite D created and hosted the very popular national radio talk shoe “Wrestle Talk” on the Cable Radio Network broadcasting over 500 shows, including 2 love ringside broadcasts of WCW at the Great Western Forum. 1989-90 he was trained in wrestling by Verne Langdon, Sam Houston, Terry Funk and The Fabulous Moolah at Slammers Wrestling Gym. He appeared in dozens of promotional pieces for Slammers, for FNN, USA Network, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, McDonalds & many others. From 1990-96 he was the top instructor for Slam U, training over 50 superstars of wrestling. He was a wrestler & booker at Slammers Wrestling Federation, producer of over 15 SWF videos, cracked the PWI TOp 500 wrestlers and owner of the So Cal Championship Wrestling. He developed & launched XPW & was an instructor at XPW’s Asylum. He created & wrestled as the Mr 80’s Character Tribute Wrestler in 2001-2002. From 2003-2006 he worked as a consultant, agent & booker for various federations. In 2006 he worled as a coordinator on MTV’s WSX. Over the years, Dynamite D was responsible for training or helping train countless So Cal wrestlers. He was a true Super Star & loyal friend. He will forever be missed.
Count His Life By Smiles, Not Tears
Count His Age By Friends, Not Years

Darren, also known as “DeBop”, Uncle D, D, Dynamite D, The World’s Greatest Wrestler and Mr 80’s was born on November 21, 1969 to Gary & Edie McMillan in Glendale, CA. He attended Plainview Elementary School, Mt Gleason Jr. high, & was a 1987 graduate of Verdugo Hills High School, Tujaunga, CA He. was active in the Scouts, & drama; he earned letter in tennis & football, Revcieved awards in scholarship, citizenship, Presidential Academic Fitness, perfect attendance in his Jr. year. He was a Siver Seal Bearer for academic excellence. Darren graduated from Cal State Northridge in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Marketing.

Darren “Dynamite D” McMillan 1969-2007 Celebration of Darrens Life.

During Darren’s high school and college days he taught tennis on weekends and summer vacations. He played baseball in the Kiwanis League, Tujunga Little League, Vedugo Hills Pony Colt League, and in 1980-82 participated in a Verdugo Hills Bowling League, and 2 Flag Football teams.

Dynamite D The Worlds Greatest Trainer….

Family celebrations were a very important part of his life & he had a great love for his nieces, Caitlyn, & Allison and nephew Ethan. He was active in Sunland Neighborhood Church youth group with fond memories of winter and summer camps. He would videotape & edit SNC events & weddings, adding funny and unexpected touches to the finished product. He was very close to his grandparents, Clyde & Eleanor Duclon and 1991 he took them on a “road trip” to the Grand Canyon. For the past 15 years, Darren worked at American Binding Products Chatsworth, CA with his cousin Gary. He made many more friends while there and loved getting together to play cards, enjoy music, weight-lifting and ride his motorcycle.

Dynamite D VS Kid Kaos

Darren is survived by his parents, Edie and Gary, his brother and sister-in-law Mike & Lisa, his nieces Caitlyn & Allison, & nephew Ethan, Uncle Bill , Uncle Bob, Uncle Bruce & Aunt Patti, his cousin Gary & wife Yael, their sons Dean & Chad, Aunt Vivian, cousin Mary Jane, as well as many friends. We have peace in knowing he is with his Lord & Savior & we will see him again some day.

XPW Dynamite D Video Tron

The Santino Bros. Wrestling Academy was created with my hero Darren “Dynamite D” McMillan in mind. The last time I saw D, he was in the hospital, very discouraged, scared, and I think he knew he was’nt going home. I gave him a hug and big kiss, and I told him I loved him. He told me, “You gotta keep the dream alive”, I left in tears. Hugged his Mom and Dad and left. (This is incredibly hard to write without crying my eyes out.) I feel that’s all I can do now, Keep the Dream Alive. That’s what I plan on doing. We move forward in Darren’s honor, We teach them as he taught us. We will look out for them, as you looked out for us. We will polish them, as he took the time to polish me. He taught me about the old school and how I should respect it. He told corny jokes, and I loved them, the only man I know who can kick a rubix cubes ass! I miss him very much. I’ll see you again, and we’ll lace’em up one more time together.

Thanks to the boys that knew Darren well, Supreme, Angel, Sylvia, and Mongol. Thanks to his students, that without them this could not be possible, Johnny, Chris, and Robbie. And Thanks to Gil, and Steve Pain for are their help.


Thoughts on D

Billy Messiah
If it was not for Darren there would be no “Messiah”. I had my second match as “Messiah” with Darren in XPW. Because of what Darren and I did in that match my stock in XPW, and in Socal Wrestling rose. Darren made me that night, and I have never forgotten that. Darren was an incredible teacher when it came to pro-wrestling. He knew the mechanics of every move and he could tell you the history of the move as well. He was an incredible guy who had a passion and love for this business. I can’t believe he’s gone. I love and miss you D. You will always be the “World’s Greatest Wrestler”.

Billy “Messiah” Welch


I’ve been pretty lost since the passing of one of my best friends Dynamite D. This whole thing is so surreal. How could this be? Why is he gone. There’s so much I want to ask you. I keep leaving messages on your voicemail, thinking you’ll call me. But I know your never gonna return my call. I just want to hang out with you by the pool and shoot the shit. But I can’t cause your gone. I just want to sit on your couch and watch the British Bulldogs with you. But that will never happend again , cause your gone. I just want to hear you tell me your knock, knock joke that always cracked me up. But I’ll never hear your laugh again. All I have left are the memories and a few scattered photos. How can I ever repay you? I can’t cause your gone. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for making me apart of your family. I will do everything I can to keep the dream alive. I will never let anyone forget you. We were in a battle with the Gods and we lost……For those whom the GODS love most die young..


Charles Mecury
I just found out D passed away tonight and I feel really shitty. I didn’t know him as well as some of the other boys did, so I can only imagine how they’re feeling right about now.

Right when I heard the news, I thought of a little story not many people know of…

The first time I ever saw or heard about “Dynamite D” was around May of 2001. KABC 7 did a special report on “Backyard Wrestling”. A couple other (now) SoCal regulars and myself were “backyarders” at the time in East Los Angeles. The Eyewitness news came down and filmed one of our events in April. When the special finally aired in May, they showed some of our footage then they showed D at the XPW school talking about how “these kids are gonna get hurt, etc.”

Fast Foward to Revolution Pro’s 3 year anniversary show in November 2002. It’s our first pro match and who is there? Dynamite D! We met him and shook his hand. He didn’t recognise us from the backyard special. I don’t know why we never told him, maybe embarassment -i dunno. We always wanted to tell him and see what he’d say, but we never did. Rest in Peace Darren, it was a pleasure…



Kevin K
I owe you so much more than I could ever repay. Thank you for everything you did for me and everyone else!


Tonight, someone I owe a great deal of my success in life to, Darren McMillan, has passed away.

Darren McMillan, Known to Many as Dynamite D was my main wrestling trainer, When I joined XPW’s school, we had another trainer. This other trainer was more worried about keeping his body in tip top shape, so he refused to work in ring with us.

After a few months, he was replaced by D.

When D came in, our progress increased tenfold. Any success ive had in wrestling, and stunts, I owe a great deal to him.

I have many found memories, many of which I will keep for my own. I do recall one time when a group of us went to a resturaunt after class, Some backstage gossip was passed around, and at one point D secretly leaned over and said “Make sure you dont repeat what is being said to anyone” I never did either….inside or outside of the ring, the man was always teaching me.

I even had the pleasure of wrestling him in my last XPW match.

I thank you for everything you have done for all of us. Im still in shock as I didnt even know you were sick, let alone with cancer. I was looking so forward to seeing you at the reunion show….You seemed fine when I saw you at the WSX premiere. I dont fucking get it.

With all these terrible people in the world, I dont see why one of amazing ones is taken from us

I thank you D, I will always be in your debt, a debt that I fear I will never be able to fully pay in this world.


Dynamite D vs Homless Jimmy vs Nosawa

The loss of Darren has brought a cloud of sadness upon all who knew and loved him. I considered him a good man and a friend. I can only imagine the grief suffered by those who were the closest to him-his family and his wrestling brothers-those who trained with, or were trained by Dynamite D. My heart goes out to Webb, Kaos, Supreme, Messiah, Pat, Kevin, Leroy and many others who have had the good fortune of knowing D for so many years. As for me I will remember him for making us laugh-for how content he was to have all of us over for BBQ and swimming-and for his strength during the last several months. Anyone who has ever been a fan of XPW owes a debt to D and ought to take a moment to pay him the respect he deserves.


This is the first time I have been able to sit down and write about D. I don’t know which way this is going to go, but here goes………

So when I first went out today, it seemed fake. Like I was looking at a HUGE movie screen all around. I realized that D was gone, no longer apart of this world. I just felt like something missing. I have had more than my share of family members die, both due to natural causes, murder and yeah even a few of them to suicide. BUT I have never had a friend die. Not someone who I had so many countless memories of and who has touched my life in more ways than even I am still realizing today. But D died and I can’t do shit about it. My mom always told me, Syl, you can’t save the world”, but I think why the fuck not!! Not the whole fucking world, but what about MY world? Should’nt I be able to have some control of that. Unfortunately, that question was answered for me – no you can’t- But I did realize that when a family member dies, it is sad and emotional, but when a friend dies, they were in your life by choice. I can’t choose my family (God, if only!) but I can choose who else is in my life. My real family can’t understand when I told them that a brother died. My mom said, “What are you talking about, your brother is fine” But they don’t realize that I have another family, one of my choosing. And I was blessed enough to choose right, when I chose D. I asked Joey and Mongol, if they had the choice to either not go through this pain and never know D, or know him and grieve him such as we all are, what would they do. As much as this hurts and as much as I grieve, it was so worth it. The only thing I wish I could change, is I wish I would have been a better friend. I should have called when I thought about it, not put it off like I always do! Like after the WSX premiere, we said we were going to call and stay in touch with D, but let life get in the way. And Lord knows, life has been kicking us in the ass!! But then I think, at least I still have a life. I need to make it count. D was’nt given that choice, but I still am.

I love God, I may not understand why He does what He does. But it is comforting to know that D is no longer in pain, his arm is perfect and he is training the angels in the golden ring……kick ass D, you are loved and missed but NEVER forgotten. Thank you for choosing me to be in your life,as I thank God for everyday that you were in mine.


Elicia Smith
Friend.Brother,Teacher.These are words that could describe three different men.Yet all were so poignantwhen describing a man named Darren.

Sure, he wasn’t the biggest in the squared circle.But to limit his influence to just four corners of the squared circle would do a true disservice.He was much more than that. Even if he only knew you in passing, he was quick to say akind word or extend a warm handshake.That was just his nature.To those who traveled up and down the roads with him and built wrestling empires from virtual obscurity,he was “D”.And the D stood for whatever positive adjective you could come up with:dedication,desire,dignity.I could go on for hours.In an era where style nearly outweighs substance, he was the benchmark for what a performer was all about.He brought out the best in his students,his fellow workers,his friends.And maybe we have forgotten what being a decent human being is all about and only now,in mourning,do we realize what we have all lost.Legend.Icon.These are words we toss around with no regard to whom we affix them to.

As I sit here and pen this piece,I can think of no more deserving person to bestow thos etitles to than Darren McMillan aka Dynamite D.Not because he’s no longer with us.Not because he needs themJust because.And isn’t that really enough.Take care my friend.You are truly dynamite


Darren…I still can’t believe you’re not here anymore. Thank you so very much for everything you did for me. You gave me a chance. I started as a caller on Wrestletalk and became friends with you. When I started training at Slammers, you made me feel so comfortable in a new strange environment. I tagged with you during the SWF tag tournament back in Bakersfield. I think it was Dynamite D & El Espiritu vs. Samoan Kid & Kano. Going to the Cauliflower Alley Club dinner with you, Tim Fisher, Johnny Webb, Kevin, DeLao, & Patrick was a great memory. When we did the DWO takeover during an SWF show I felt like gold. It was priceless. SCCW was a great time of my life too. If it wasn’t for you D, Kid Kaos (my original name, before Joey did it) & Kaos 1, the “chairman” of SCCW, would have never been. One of my last matches were against you D in PCW. Not the best match in the world, but hey, we did it. Thank you Darren for being the person you were. You will always be my brother. I will see you again.

Ten Bell Salute for Dynamite D

D, everything I love and respect about wrestling you taught me. Everything I dislike in wrestling you warned me about. You were a phenomenal teacher. And you made me want to be a good enough wrestler so I could someday teach it myself. Your name will be used a lot in the future: “Y’know my trainer Dynamite D used to say…” or “There was this great wrestler in SoCal named Dynamite D, and he believed…” Thank you D, for everything. You were a wise teacher, a superb wrestler and most importantly a class act.


Thanks for all the advice & memories that we have shared over the last couple of years ….. you are & always will be the “world’s greatest wrestler”!


Scott A Abeyta
If life is fair
Then why do I cry
As my friend ascends
Into the sky

I know I should be happy
I should feel no shame
Forever will he live
In the back of my brain

But at this moment
I cannot hold
My eyes well up
My heart you cannot console

I know he’s entered the squared circle
Up in the sky
But still I ask
Why God Why

Perhaps I’ll never know
And maybe that’s best
But he passed with flying colors
Life’s greatest tests

To one man a brother
To many a friend
This is just the beginning
This is not the end

He’s the new kid
Up in that block
Showin’ St. Peter
A figure four leglock

He was certainly a treasure
I think all would agree
You could not spell pro wrestling
Without the letter D

I dedicate this all those whose lives were touched by a man who was larger in life than we will ever know.Take care and God Bless my friend.Heaven is better for you.So are we

D, the Perfors family will miss you.


A special man has died today
A mentor and a friend
A man who taught me all I know
But this is not the end

For even though I cry inside
I never knew one more
To make me laugh until I choke
And wind up on the floor

As I’d sit back to watch and learn
I saw how much he cared
I never saw a selfish bone
Or met one more who shared

Of all I’ve seen and all I know
His heart was full of love
Whenever I hear thunder roll
He’s wrestling up above

I saw a flame inside my dream
A torch was in his hand
He told me use the gifts he gave
It’s time to be a man

From this day forth a day won’t pass
That I won’t speak to him
Since his loss means so much to me
His ends where I begin

I stand today a brand new man
With fire in my heart
Sometimes the end is where we find
The strength to really start
Open my door with brand new strength
And stepping off the porch
I will succeed so I complete
The Passing of the Torch


Joey Ryan

I’m not going to sit here and say that I was good friends with him or even had a single conversation in person outside of a wrestling show, but Dynamite D was responsible for me going to my first indy show.

I was about 12 or 13 and Dynamite D was hosting a Cable Radio Network show called Wrestletalk. My brother and I used to listen to it all the time to get our wrestling scoops and often times even called in. Well through that show, my brother and I attended a Slammers event that D was promoting and were introduced to the world of indy wrestling.

It wasn’t until years later when I was wrestling for RevPro that I actually got to meet him and he remembered me from calling in to his show. From then on when we’d see eachother at shows, we’d always make a joke reminiscing about the Cable Radio show. He always had a smile and was a pleasure to talk to. That smile will definitely be missed at shows.

My prayers go out to his family.


Roger VanWinter

My good friend Dynamite D, aka Darren McMillan passed away last Wednesday
night after losing his toughest battle with cancer, an opponant that never fights
fair and doesn’t play by the rules. Aside from being a very talented wrestler
and entertainer, “D” was one of the greatest guys you could ever meet.

His name said it all, he was dynamite, a small package that contained the spirit
of a champion, the faithfulness of a true friend, a heart of gold and a sense of
generosity not often encountered in the modern world.
I love and miss you Darren.

Dynamite D vs New Jack

Thoughts on D thru out the years….

Jonathan (JB)

May 19, 2007 9:28 PM
I only knew Darren McMillan for the final two years of his life, but I?m privileged and thankful to be able to consider him my friend based on that period of time.

When I think of Darren, two of the first words to come to mind are ?thoughtful? and ?genuine.? Darren?s great heart made him so easy to get along with. He was *genuinely* (that?s the key word) concerned that whoever he was interacting with was having a good day.

I feel satisfied with my last conversation with Darren because it was a rewarding one. Darren seemed so flattered when I mentioned that I had spotted his name in the million-miles-per-hour scrolling credits at the end of a WSX episode.

But Darren, *I* should?ve been the one who was proud of *YOU*!

Speaking of WSX, one thing I can be happy about is that before he passed, Darren witnessed the first season of WSX unfold on MTV. It was a fitting last couple months of his life to be able to see so many of his buddies appear on national TV doing the thing they loved most in life. I know he was proud of them, and his getting credited as ?Talent Coordinator? was just the icing on the cake.

Two other words that come to mind when I think of Darren are ?fair? and ?respectful.? He treated everybody equally and respectfully in a business where such qualities are sorely lacking.

Even beyond his inexpressibly great character, Darren was a professional wrestler. He desired to fit into the ?new breed? of wrestling, but at the same time, he also sought to *maintain* the old school roots under which he was trained—the guy who trained him, Verne Langdon, was introduced to the business by Lou Thesz, among other legends.

Darren accomplished this delicate balance. How, you ask? He did it by playing a character called ?Mr. 80?s,? which entailed Darren wrestling traditional matches on cards that were filled largely with gore. It needs to be mentioned that although most people will probably never get the opportunity to see them because of their rarit


May 19, 2007 6:26 PM
So much I want to ask you. Did’nt know what I had (in you) untill you were gone. I miss you bro. Still trying to keep the dream alive. I need your help more than ever. Rest in Peace dynamite.


Billy Messiah
May 13, 2007 3:39 PM
Miss you D.


May 9, 2007 8:28 AM
If I could change the world, I’d bring Dynamite D back.


May 6, 2007 7:06 AM
If it wasn’t for Darren, I would probably not have had the chance to meet alot of wonderful people and become a part of our wild and wacky family…I owe him alot and will miss him.


May 5, 2007 8:27 AM
Apr 13 2007 1:09A
D, everything I love and respect about wrestling you taught me. Everything I dislike in wrestling you warned me about. You were a phenomenal teacher. And you made me want to be a good enough wrestler so I could someday teach it myself. Your name will be used a lot in the future: “Y’know my trainer Dynamite D used to say…” or “There was this great wrestler in SoCal named Dynamite D, and he believed…” Thank you D, for everything. You were a wise teacher, a superb wrestler and most importantly a class act.


Apr 12 2007 8:33P
Thanks for all the advice & memories that we have shared over the last couple of years ….. you are & always will be the “world’s greatest wrestler”!


Apr 12 2007 7:58P
You were my trainer….I owe a great deal to you for all you have done for me.

Words cant express how much I will miss you, so I wont even try.


-Kevin K
Apr 12 2007 5:28P
I owe you so much more than I could ever repay. Thank you for everything you did for me and everyone else!


-Ms. Hennessee
Apr 12 2007 3:39P
I’ll Miss You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Apr 12 2007 2:50P
dam D can’t belive its true. we had a lot of goodtimes together, you could always make us laugh. with 1 of your storys or jokes. i fuckn miss you bro


Apr 12 2007 12:18P
D you were the Man in and out of the ring. I remember your matches back in the XPW days at the Olympic. Before I even thought of jumping in the business. But never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be able to get in the ring with you, yet alone call you my friend! You truely were a Genuine Mentor. You will always be in my thoughts and every time I see an empty seat at a show, it just let’s me know you are right there watching the one thing you loved almost more than life. Thank you.




May 1 2007 10:13P
Awesome work on the video. A fitting tribute!


-The Wrestling Source
Apr 24 2007 12:56P
Great video clip guys.


Apr 23 2007 1:58P
I know D was smiling down on us all yesterday as we honored him-no doubt pleased that our “family” has grown even closer because of him. You’ll always be with us D.


Apr 23 2007 1:56A
Those of you who dropped everything, called the babysitter, got into the car (or hopped on a plane) today were truly rewarded. Those of you who missed the services for Darren, however, have unfortunately cheated yourselves of witnessing something truly amazing.

I’m pretty sure the event was taped and if you can somehow find yourself a copy to view, please do so; It just might change your life perspectives as it certainly changed the path i’ll walk for the rest of my life.


Apr 18 2007 4:35P
Heros Get Remembered,
Lengends NEVER Die….


Apr 18 2007 10:57A
Dynamite D…

Many a Saturday night I spent in my adolescence staring at the color bars and public service announcements waiting for the song R.P.M. to blare out of the screen, knowing that my beloved “Wrestletalk” was soon to follow.

Later on, I had the priviledge of attending Slammers shows in Sunland and Bakersfield, and got to know D as more than the quick witted radio talk show host who had spent G-d knows how many nights fielding qustions like “Where is the Ultimate Warrior?” and the like.

An affable, talented man who will be missed by all who had the fortune to make his acquaintace during his time.

He will be missed.


Apr 16 2007 6:19A
I listened to Darren’s CRN show and was lucky enough to become a friend of his. I was an awkward sophomore in high school and it wasn’t exactly cool to be into wrestling. I started calling his s


Billy Messiah

May 4, 2007 12:39 PM
If it was not for Darren there would be no “Messiah”. I had my second match as “Messiah” with Darren in XPW. Because of what Darren and I did in that match my stock in XPW, and in Socal Wrestling rose. Darren made me that night, and I have never forgotten that. Darren was an incredible teacher when it came to pro-wrestling. He knew the mechanics of every move and he could tell you the history of the move as well. He was an incredible guy who had a passion and love for this business. I can’t believe he’s gone. I love and miss you D. You will always be the “World’s Greatest Wrestler”.

Billy “Messiah” Welch



Bret Mason
May 4, 2007 6:26 AM
Excellent work on the page it looks really nice. You put alot of work into it. D would be proud of you.



May 3, 2007 2:34 PM

Thanks For Love , Friendship and the Memories……I love you always……..and i’ll never forget you….XOXO Elishia (Da Princess)



Johnny Suarez
Jun 19, 2007 10:41 PM
Hey D

I hope you can read this, one day I plan on doing a huge memorial tribute tournament in your honor. We all miss you

Sylvia Romo
Jun 12, 2007 6:04 PM
Not a day goes by that your not in my thoughts, I know your here in spirit, but God damn I wish you were really here….I love you D….I know your up there watchin over all of us…..



Jun 28, 2007 8:20 AM
Hi D,
I miss you everyday. Summer time rolling around again, and all I can think about is hanging @ the pool with you, jake, sylvia and sometimes V and webb. It’s gonna be a difficult summer without you. Hell it’s been difficult without you. I miss my friend, my training partner, my brother…..

leroy patterson
Jun 27, 2007 8:01 PM
Your in my thoughts my friend.

I miss you and hope you are doing perfectly wherever you end up after you leave this earth.



Bret Mason
Oct 15, 2007 5:04 AM
Last night I laughed for no reason, nobody knew why but I did. I heard a joke from you, Thank you brother I needed it. I miss you


Robbie Phoenix Pays Tribute to D

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Deanna Caine
Feb 3, 2008 9:07 PM
Remember “STUPID FUNNY” I’ll never forget it.


Deanna Caine
Feb 3, 2008 9:04 PM
I love u and miss u D…I think of u often.

Jan 21, 2008 7:54 AM
I miss you Dynamite. I forgot about Dodger night. Remember we jumped the railing at Dodger statdium. Then securtity rushed us. Good times. I love you bro.

Jan 6, 2008 6:20 PM
A fan and friend that keeps the memory alive. Dodger night was cool.
“The California Bad Boy?


Road House
Nov 22, 2007 12:02 AM
Dynamite D,you truly do live on in manys ways,keep the dream alive,one of your old fans,Mr.80’s forever!!!

Nov 21, 2007 11:47 AM
Miss you D…


Nov 21, 2007 10:21 AM
To the greatest wrestler of all time…we miss you!

Sylvia Romo
Nov 21, 2007 7:46 AM
Today would’ve been your birthday. We still think about you everyday, not a day goes by that you are not mentioned by someone who loves and misses you. I know your up there watchin over all of us…..

Nov 21, 2007 7:18 AM
Happy Birthday Dynamite. I still miss you, always think about you, and will never forget you.
::REIGN:: Entertainment

Nov 16, 2007 12:22 PM
happy birthday to our wrestling angel!!!



Sylvia Romo
Nov 5, 2007 6:54 PM
well D….our boy is keepin your dream alive…….he made his debut on WWE Raw….I know you were his angel on his shoulder…thank you



Mar 18, 2008 3:55 PM
It’s coming up. They finally agreed to do it. I would’nt hate it so much if they were’nt fucking it up so bad. What would you do? I don’t know. I’ve considered not doing it. But only time will tell. I miss you Dynamite.

It’s almost been a year. It seems like your just at home and I’ve been an asshole friend and have’nt called or visited you. I miss you so much. Can’t wait to meet you again.
love joey


Billy Messiah

Apr 11, 2008 5:35 AM
Miss you Darren. WOW it’s been a year.




Sylvia Romo
Apr 5, 2008 7:58 AM
so it’s been a year and still has’nt gotten any easier……I miss you.



Bret Mason
Apr 2, 2008 10:43 AM
It’s coming up on April 11th, and this grown man cries like a baby. I miss you Darren. I only hope its not too long before I can see you again. In memory of you my brother I have a RIP D tattoo so that a day NEVER goes by without me spending a couple moments talking to you.

For the dead always here the words of the living. I love you brother.



Apr 19, 2008 10:05 PM
It’s been a hard year. I spoke to your mom. She’s in good spirits. I pass by American Binding products twice a day, I work out at our gym 5 days a week, and pass a number of your former places of residents. I think about you everyday. I miss you bro. I’m doing my best, I hope I make you proud.



Apr 19, 2008 10:01 PM
Hey Dynamite.
A text message was sent out on April 11, 2008 @ 2:24pm. It read,
To all the boy. An official toast in honor of Dynamite D. @ 8:00pm Never forget.

Here was the reponse.


Colossol Chris-
God Bless him…when I was 13 I met him (Dynamite D) he was a nice guy.


Da Princess-
Tequila shots @ 8:00.


Gary Yap- Amen


Lil Cholo- Will do.



Apr 19, 2008 10:00 PM
Lisa Prather-
I will toast D even if I am a girl. To D, miss you.


Texas Tom WWA- Cheers!


Bad Blood- I won’t forget. Toast to the honor of Dynamite D. We miss you.


Mike Hartsfield- He’s in our minds and hearts.


Leah- Miss him. Family forever.


Marvin- Dynamite D 4 life.


Bret Mason
Apr 12, 2008 7:54 AM
Good Morning bruther, I know you heard our laughter last night, our joy. Our smiles for you. We love you and miss you. Thank you for everything.



Apr 11, 2008 11:34 AM
walking throught those xpw doors almost a decade ago was great meeting all you guys and hanging out was fun. you will be missed friend.



robert fimbres
Apr 11, 2008 6:11 AM


Billy Messiah

Apr 11, 2008 5:35 AM
Miss you Darren. WOW it’s been a year.




May 26, 2008 6:17 AM
Thanks so much for the add, and thank you D for all the great memories.



Dec 15, 2008 2:09 PM
sorry so late, i lit a candle for you and drank some jack hope all is well with your mom.
Santino Bros. Wrestling?

Pro Wrestling Training
Nov 22, 2008 6:49 PM
A text message was sent out on Friday November 21, 2008. It read:
“D was born today @ 8:25PM (1969) His mom will be singing Happy Birthday to him. Think of our guardian angel today”

Here were the responses….

I will. I think of him all the time.


Jose Exciter:
I will be praying for D…


I’ll pour him one and have on for him.


I’ll do just that.


Lil Cholo:
I will. Happy Birthday D.


Thinking of him……


God bless him.


Jake Lawless:
I think of him everyday


Margaret Munoz:
I will also sing a Birthday Blessing to D at 8:25, I picture him smiling saying you don’t know how good it is here. till we meet again, D you are remembered.


Robbie Pheonix:
There’s not a day taht goes by, when I’m not thinking about or missing D, I wish him happy birhtday as well!


Thank you


Mike Hartsfield
Thank you so much for sending that.


BC Killer:
I will be singing with her and everybody


Took a shot from your old flask you forgot at my house. Jack Daniels what else. From here to Heaven, til we meet again, I love you.


Happy Birthday D, wish you were still here to celebrate with us.


JoeY Rico DynamitE

Christian rene Davila
Nov 21, 2008 11:11 PM
ok MR D its ur birthday! we should’ve had a bbq for u at mine n johnnys house on sat! happy birthday.. but i know ur in a better place, n thats where ur needed!

Nov 21, 2008 6:48 PM
happy birthday brother
THE “mAc”


shane wells
Nov 21, 2008 4:36 PM
Warriors For Jesus Chri?

Shane Mary ann Wells
Nov 21, 2008 4:14 PM


Sylvia Romo
Nov 21, 2008 11:46 AM
this was sent to me via email by D’s mom:
“Happy Birthday Darren” We miss you & think of you every day! Love Mom, Dad, Mike, Lisa, Caitie, Allie &, Ethan”


Sylvia Romo
Nov 21, 2008 8:05 AM
Hey D. Happy Birthday. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of or spoke of. You would be so proud of Joey and the school. You will never be forgotten, he is making sure of that!! We miss you and love you so much!! Keep watching over us please…..

Nov 21, 2008 7:20 AM
Happy Birthday Dynamite. I miss you bro. My buddy Byron just past away two days ago. Look out for him. He coould use your help. Tech 9 vs Dynamte D. Only in Heaven…..

robert fimbres
Nov 21, 2008 6:47 AM
Hey “D”, just wanted to say happy birthday to you. Man I wish i was texting this birthday wish to your cell phone, and that you would text me back a thank you you or something, but I know you’re watching down on us and smiling, knowing you still have people who still miss and love you.

Deanna Caine
Nov 18, 2008 5:45 PM
Hey D…your birthday is coming up. There is not a day that I don’t think of u. I love you soooooo much. Happy Birthday. You were an angel during your life and you are my guardian Angel now.

Oct 10, 2008 6:36 AM
Hey Dynamite,
I talked to your mom the other day. We all miss you so much. Some days are good and some days are like a big rain cloud that follows me all day. I told her about how Joey Dynamite got his name. I’m recovery fine from the ACL surgery. The first couple of days were hard. But I had my little helpers to get me thru.



Sep 19, 2008 7:19 AM
Well D, I go into Surgery next Tuesday for my ACL. I have’nt shown anyone and told them. But I’m really nervous. I just remember you going into routine surgery…….. I’ve thought about it and the worse case scenerio I get to tie up with you again. That cant’ be bad at all. The students are really stepping up. They are motivated to keep the dream alive. We miss you.

JoeY Rico DynamitE

Christian rene Davila
Sep 17, 2008 9:03 PM
its been a while since ive written, but i want to thank you for the great times at xpw and after that as well, with ur little magic tricks in the locker room!
sure wish u’d be here with the santino family! we miss you.



Aug 23, 2008 7:56 PM
Well D. Our boys will hopefully get their feet wet tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes. Alot has changed, but it’s all the same. We have a core of guys who have never met you but are keeping the dream alive in your honor. I have so much to say but nothing to write. WWDDD? Take care my brother.



Sylvia Romo
Aug 10, 2008 6:21 PM
Hey D-
Well time has passed and it still has’nt got any better. I still miss you everyday. Someone at my work has a phone voice that hautingly sounds so much like you that I love/hate having to take calls from him. You would be so proud of Joey for keeping you alive in all of the students hearts, even those who have never had the privilige and honor to meet you yet know you through your boys….Joey, Primo, Angel,Robby, Christian, Mongol & BC…..they all bust their asses for your school. I know that you are their with us every Saturday. if you can though, I really need that extra lil nudge to get better and quit embarassing Joey. I need your strength to get over the fear, especially when it makes me turn into a vicious bitch.
Edie dropped some stuff off at BV offices. We now have some video of you training at the Asylum. Remember the Headlock Takedown into the knee lick….I will never forget…….Miss you more than I can take sometimes…..

Jul 28, 2008 7:24 AM
Another SUmmer coming and going without you. I did’nt realize how much time I spent with you those HOT summer days in the west end of the valley. I miss you so very much. Sylvia’s been thinking alot about you latley. She even asked me, “Do you(Joey) get bummed out that i bring up Darren…” I never get bummed out talking about you. I would love people to shoot the shit with me about THe Great Dynamite D. If we don’t talk about you they’ll forget. And I cant’ let that happen. You’ve done so much for us. You’ve done so much for me. Keep the Dream alive was the last thing you said to me. I intend to do that. I too wish you were there every Saturday @ SBWA we sure could use your knowledge, know how, and presence. Joey Dynamite is still going strong with our name. He’s a good kid, got a good head on his shoulders. We need to finish what we started. I will. Keep the dream alive, I will.

love joey.


JoeY Rico DynamitE

Christian rene Davila
Jul 3, 2008 10:23 PM
what up brother! we miss u alot, i got to meet ur mother at the xpw show before the match.
i sure wish that u wud be at my house every saturday at the santino bros wrestling academy..
i will never forget the day u beat up mr california because he wasent selling right. hahahaha.




Bret Mason
Jul 2, 2008 11:07 AM
Everyday brother, its never easy but I push on and carry your spirit in my heart. My heart hurts and my body aches but Ill live with the pain and push on to make you proud.




Jun 27, 2008 10:24 PM
Hey Dynamite! Just like your email. Well I go in for MRI tomorrow. Hopefully, finally, I can get on the road to fixing the knee so I can get back in there and tear the house down. I miss you so very much. I find myself lost at times, thinking ” I wish D were here ” The whole crew misses you. I’m working with the slammer boys John and Tony, The Asylum boys Chris, Robby, Johnny, and Bret. And ofcourse Lester and Sylvia. So, needless to say, you influence us every step of the way. Take care Darren.


Bret Mason
Jun 11, 2008 6:08 AM
Just stopping by to say your never out of my thoughts. You would be proud to see the students being trained, Kaos is doing well with these fine young men and women.

We are doing our best to Keep the Dream Alive!



THE “mAc”

shane wells
Jun 8, 2008 12:08 PM
Thanks for adding me,The mAc believes in standing behind the Dream Of Dynamite D.Will always give all I have,As an honor to you.Thank you for all you gave to so many.




robert fimbres
May 27, 2008 11:13 AM



Jan 31, 2009 11:51 PM
Miss you D.



Shane Mary ann Wells
Jan 18, 2009 2:44 PM

Dec 28, 2008 4:20 AM
Miss you D…




Sylvia Romo
Apr 11, 2009 9:21 AM
hey D….well that time is here again, the tears just keep flowin….I love and miss you so much. I cant believe its been 2 years….its still hurts like it was yesterday…but they alway say life goes on,but it hurts for it to go on without you. You would be so proud of all of your boys, they never let the dream die. I know we are bound for success at the school, we have one thing going for us that no one else has had, or will ever have….we have you and it makes us all better people for it. We had a 10 bell salute for you this morinin and right now as I am writing this, the next generation is out in the back busting their asses and get ready to make you proud. I love you and will never forget you…..
JoeY Rico DynamitE

Christian rene Davila
Apr 10, 2009 6:34 PM
its my birthday day 2day! but its really alwas goo n bad because my bday is the 10th and u left us on the 11th.. man i sure wish u had never left! you would for sure be hanging out with us at my house on saturdays, i love u Brother..\




robert fimbres
Apr 10, 2009 5:56 AM
Man, 2 years has gone by so fast. And nope, it’s still not any easier. I still miss you, and i’ll never forget you D.




Mar 17, 2009 7:04 AM
I’ll never forget about you. I wish you were here….




Feb 16, 2009 9:20 AM
Driving by I would say Hi D, then I would chuckle and say Heidi. How I wished, instead of just saying Hi, that I would have stopped in and spend more time with you.
Put up or shut time is coming. I’m trying, I’m trying so hard. They say nothings ever easy.
Well we’re two under our belt. Put it this way Could be worse, but then again it could always be better.
Phase II of Keep’n the Dream Alive.




Jan 4, 2010 4:22 PM
2010 is upon us and it’s almost been 3 years since you left us. Where you at? When I’m I going to meet you again. Why did you go? How did you do what you did? There’s only one Dynamite D. Come back. :(




Sylvia Romo
Nov 17, 2009 11:17 AM
Hi D….I know its been awhile. You’d be proud of your boy Joey. Everyday he is keepin your dream alive and you in our hearts. Your birthday is in 5 days. There is so much we would love to do for you in your honor.
Joey and Rico Dynamite are in the middle of the best of 7 series….teacher vs student. I see your influence in both of thier styles and thru them the students. As much as it hurts my heart to think of you, I will never let a day go by without you, I will never forget you. I love you……S

Nov 7, 2009 3:50 PM
Hey Dynamite. Yes you know! Like your email! It’s been a while since I’ve wrote you. I still think of you all the time. Espeacially twice on Saturdays and Twice on Sundays. Training days. Speaking training. Rico and I had a Dynamite D/Kaos type training session. Half work/ half shoot. all fun. Good times. It reminded me alot of our days back at the XPW asylum. I miss those days and I miss my friend. Take care my brother.




Billy Messiah

Aug 10, 2009 3:12 AM
What up D. It’s been awhile,bro. I was going threw some old family tapes and came across the party Renell and I threw back at the town house in Valencia. I forgot that I shot footage of you wrestling with the kids in the living room. Shayley, Kano and 3 of Kano’s cousin’s were jumping all over you while you were trying to give push up rides. You were taking a pretty good beating. *L* You have know idea how happy I am to have that footage. I also took a look at my wedding video a couple months ago. Out of all the boys you were the only one who gave Renell and I a personal message on the video. Thank you for that. I just wish you would have told me that you were in pain while being there. I never even noticed you weren’t wearing a tie. I was told you were worried about that? I just wish you had come to me, D. Thank you for being part of that special day. Love & Miss you Darren. -Billy

Johnny Suarez
Aug 5, 2009 8:40 PM
Hey D…. XPW show is coming up. you would be proud



Jonathan (JB)

Jul 4, 2009 7:19 PM
I wish you were here, Darren. I miss your e-mails, advice.

Apr 12, 2009 4:59 PM
A text message was sent out on 5:50pm on April 11, 2009.
It read:

Remembering Dynamite D. I (Joey) will toast in his honor and memory at 8pm today 4.11.2009

Here were the responses:


Angel Munoz ? In Memory
Brett Mason – Thank you?.we will celebrate in his honor!
Chris Davila – A toast for Dynamite D.. Rip and never forgotten and our dreams kept alive with SBWA.
Ben Thomas – 8pm We will say a prayer in his memory.
Oren Hawx – For Sure!! Rip!
Kevin Klienrock – Count me in!
Sylvia Romo – Miss him, love him, wish he was here.
Brian Winbush – I will too.
Margaret Munoz ? Yes we will to D.
Texas Rick – Rest in Peace
James Video – Cheers to D!
Clay Motley – I?ll be at work but I?ll be raisin a glass of something in his honor! Cheers!
Gargolye – Me too.
Seville Alvarez – God Bless him?.
Carnage – Indeed we will!
Shane Wells Jr. ? Paying my respects to Dynamite D. If not for him I would have never met my wrestling family (SBWA)
Kris Kloss – Cheers indeed.
Robby Pheonix – ?.A toast to D.
Joey Munoz – In loving memory we will not forget you.
Texas Tom – God bless his memory.
Dave Mace -I miss D so much!

Apr 11, 2009 7:03 PM
Miss you bro!!!

Apr 11, 2009 5:13 PM
In memory of you. I love and miss you. Words can’t describe what I want to communicate.



Jan 4, 2010 4:22 PM
2010 is upon us and it’s almost been 3 years since you left us. Where you at? When I’m I going to meet you again. Why did you go?



Apr 2 2010 9:16 AM

Hey D…I know its been awhile, sorry for that. Your tribute show is a week from today. It seems like everyone is going to be there. Your mom & family are coming and in the works of a bunch of different things in your honor, your mom is awesome by the way. It means alot to Joey and I that she stays in contact with us and lets us know how she has been. Other people I have never heard of that knew you have been calling/emailing us and funny enough even my family is coming – a first in the 10 years I have been doing this. I wish you could see the pride that Joey and the boys have in this show and in honoring your memory. The only one that will be missing is you….I know that you will be there in spirit, but selfishly I want you there in body. I’m praying that this show goes off smoothly and we make you and your family proud of our tribute to you. I miss and love you everyday that you are not with us.



Apr 8 2010 11:37 AM

we’re one day away…at this time tomorrow we will be in Newhall setting up your show. Its almost too hard, but I just have to stop, think of you and make myself go on……I hope we do your memory proud. Love you D



Apr 10 2010 12:44 PM

Well D, we did it. Long over due, but we finally did it. I hope you liked it. Thank you for being my friend. I miss you.



Apr 11 2010 7:04 PM

I miss you D!!!



Apr 11 2010 7:35 PM

We miss you D. Sylvia and I had a ten bell salute for you. Then we scrolled thru your pictures playing the song Freebird. Followed by watching your tribute videos. I love and miss and always think of you.




May 23 2010 6:11 AM

I never meant to let you down.



Jul 11 2010 9:53 AM

We will Keep the Dream Alive



Jonathan (JB)
Aug 31 2010 11:58 AM

D, you’re still the man. Miss your e-mails.




-A message from Darren’s mother:

Darren, on your birthday, your fanmily is thinking of you as we do every day. We love you so much and miss you! So proud to have you as our son, brother, uncle, & cousin. You are truly missed. Your wrestling buddies are carrying on to “Keep The Dream Alive!” You are always in our thoughts. Love, Your family

-Edie McMillan 11/21/2010