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Encyclopedia > Davey Boy Smith
Davey Boy Smith Flag of England
Statistics
Ring name(s) (The) British Bulldog
"(The) British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith
Davey Boy Smith
Young David
Billed height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Billed weight 116 kg (255 lb)
Born November 28, 1962(1962-11-28)
Golborne, Warrington
Died May 18, 2002 (aged 39)
Invermere, British Columbia, Canada
Billed from Leeds
Manchester
Trained by Ted Betley
Stu Hart
Debut 1978

David Boy ("Davey Boy") Smith (November 28, 1962May 18, 2002) was an English professional wrestler. Born in Golborne, Warrington (now in the Borough of Wigan), Smith is best known for his appearances in the United States of America with the World Wrestling Federation under his own name and under the ring name The British Bulldog. Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Kg redirects here. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, , lbm, or sometimes in the United States: #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including the imperial and US and older English systems. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Borough in the north-west of England. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Invermere is a community in eastern British Columbia, Canada, near the border of Alberta. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Stewart Edward Stu Hart, CM (May 3, 1915 – October 16, 2003) was a Canadian amateur wrestler, professional wrestler, promoter and trainer. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Borough in the north-west of England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is a Metropolitan Borough of Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Smith's middle name - legally albeit indvertently - really was "Boy". When he was born, one of his parents mistook the middle name field for the sex field on his birth certificate, and wrote "Boy". As such, although his parents intent was not to actually name him "Boy", the error on his birth certificate was never corrected. [2]


Smith was trained by Ted Betley in Winwick, England before relocating to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to further his training under Stu Hart. While training with Hart, Smith met Stu and Helen Hart's youngest daughter Diana, whom he later married in 1984. They had two children, Harry (born on August 2, 1985) and Georgia (born on September 26, 1987) [citation needed]. He and Diana were divorced in 2000. Winwick is a village in the town of Warrington, Cheshire, in the north-west of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... Stewart Edward Stu Hart, CM (May 3, 1915 – October 16, 2003) was a Canadian amateur wrestler, professional wrestler, promoter and trainer. ... Diana Hart ( born in 1963 in Calgary, Alberta) is the youngest daughter of Canadian wrestling promoter Stu Hart and now she is the youngest living child. ... Harry Smith (born August 2, 1985 His birthdate either appears to be 1985 or 1986 but accoording to his myspace profile he is 22 which would make him born in 1985. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Career

'Young David' competing at the age of 16.
'Young David' competing at the age of 16.

Davey Boy Smith started competing on ITV's World of Sport when he was only 16, wrestling under the name Young David with his slightly older cousin Tom Billington (Dynamite Kid). He was then spotted by Bruce Hart scouting talent in the UK and travelled to Canada to wrestle for Stu Hart with his cousin. Stu Hart and Roy Wood trained Davey Boy further in his notorious "Dungeon" and Smith became a key wrestler in Hart's promotion, Stampede Wrestling. During his time in Stampede, Smith began a feud with the Dynamite Kid, and on July 9, 1982, Smith won his first title when he defeated the Dynamite Kid for the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title.[3] Image File history File links Young_David2. ... Image File history File links Young_David2. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Dickie Davies in the World of Sport studio World of Sport was a British television sport anthology programme launched on ITV on January 2, 1965 in response to Grandstand. ... Thomas Billington (born December 5, 1958 in Golborne, Lancashire) is a retired English professional wrestler who competed in the World Wrestling Federation, Stampede Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling in the mid- to late-1980s. ... Bruce Ambrose Edwardious Hart (born January 13, 1950) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler. ... The Hart House is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canadas Patterson Heights. ... Stampede Wrestling is a Canadian professional wrestling promotion based in Calgary, Alberta that for decades produced a weekly television series that is considered the forerunner of todays WWE. // Stampede Wrestling was operated by Stu Hart between 1948 and 1984. ...


In 1983, Smith debuted in New Japan Pro Wrestling where he became involved in a three-way feud with Dynamite Kid and The Cobra (George Takano) over the NWA Jr. Heavyweight Title. On February 7, 1984, a three-way, one-night tournament was held, and Kid won the tournament by defeating Smith via count-out, and the Cobra by pinfall.[4] After the tournament, Smith and Kid formed a tag team in both New Japan and in Stampede Wrestling as the British Bulldogs. In 1984, the Bulldogs made a shocking move by jumping to New Japan's rival, All Japan Pro Wrestling just before the start of All Japan's annual Tag Team tournament.[5] The Bulldogs made an impressive showing in the tournament, which drew the interest of the World Wrestling Federation. New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... George Takano(高野攘治) is a professional wrestler who hailed from Uganda under the alias The Cobra. He debuted in 1977 and worked for Stampede Wrestling, the WWF, New Japan Pro Wrestling and Super World Sports. ... The British Bulldogs Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith British Bulldogs were the team of Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid in Stampede Wrestling & WWE (then WWF). ... All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


World Wrestling Federation (1985-1988)

The Bulldogs, along with Smith's brother-in-law Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart were brought in to WWF after Vince McMahon bought out Stampede Wrestling.[6] At first, the Bulldogs were able to tour both WWF and All-Japan, but eventually McMahon got exclusive rights to the Bulldogs. While in the WWF, the Bulldogs began a long running feud with Bret Hart and Neidhart, who were now known as The Hart Foundation. This article is about the professional wrestler. ... James Henry Jim Neidhart (born August 2, 1956), is a professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim The Anvil Neidhart. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... This article is about the Hart Foundation in professional wrestling. ...


The Bulldogs also feuded with the Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake). At WrestleMania 2, with "Captain" Lou Albano in their corner, the Bulldogs defeated the Dream Team for the WWF World Tag Team Championship.[6] The Bulldogs held the titles for nearly nine months, feuding with the Dream Team and Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik. The Dream Team was a World Wrestling Federation tag-team from 1985 to March 29, 1987 consisting of Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine managed by ”Lucious” Johnny Valiant. ... John Anthony Wisniski Jr. ... Edward Harrison Leslie (born April 21, 1958) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Brutus The Barber Beefcake. ... WrestleMania 2 was the second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation (although the first WrestleMania was only on pay-per-view in select areas). ... Louis Albano (born July 29, 1933 in Carmel, New York), better known as Captain Lou, is an American professional wrestler and manager. ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand of WWE. For SmackDown!s tag team championship, see WWE Tag Team Championship. ... Nikolai Volkoff (born Josip Peruzović in October 14, 1947) is a professional wrestler who is best known for his performances for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (حسین خسرو وزیری), (born March 15, 1943 in Tehran, Iran) is a retired Iranian professional wrestler better known by his ring name The Iron Sheik. ...


In January 1987, the Bulldogs lost the titles to the Hart Foundation due to a severe back injury to the Dynamite Kid. After losing the titles, the Bulldogs gained a mascot, an actual bulldog who went by the name Matilda, and feuded with the likes of The Islanders (who dog-napped Matilda according to storyline), Demolition, and the Rougeau Brothers.[6] The Islanders were a professional wrestling tag team. ... Demolition was a professional wrestling tag team in the late 80s / early 90s World Wrestling Federation made up of Ax (Bill Eadie), Smash (Barry Darsow), and later Crush (Brian Adams). ... The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers was the tag team name of real-life brothers, Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau, best known from their run in the WWF, from 1985 - 1990. ...


The Bulldogs left the World Wrestling Federation in 1988, in part due to backstage problems between the Bulldogs, specifically the Dynamite Kid, and the Rougeau Brothers over a prank pulled by Curt Hennig. The Bulldogs, noted "ribbers" in their own right, were blamed for the prank, leading to a series of confrontations which culminated in Jacques Rougeau knocking out four of the Dynamite Kid's teeth with a fist loaded with a roll of quarters.[7] After no disciplinary action was taken against Jacques, Dynamite quit the WWF, and Smith followed suit. Curtis Michael Hennig (March 28, 1959 – February 10, 2003), also known by his ring name Mr. ... The word Rib is professional wrestling slang for a practical joke. ... Jacques Rougeau (born June 13, 1960) is a French-Canadian professional wrestler from Saint-Sulpice, Quebec, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s with the World Wrestling Federation under his own name, and as The Mountie. ...


Stampede and All Japan (1989-1990)

After leaving the World Wrestling Federation, the Bulldogs returned to their old stomping grounds in Stampede Wrestling, and also returned to All Japan. Stampede officials were hopeful that the return of the Bulldogs would revive a struggling promotion, but they were unsuccessful. Eventually, the decision was made to split up the Bulldogs, which caused some problems with All Japan owner Shohei Baba, who was still promoting the Bulldogs as a tag team. On July 4, 1989, Smith, along with fellow wrestlers Chris Benoit, Ross Hart, and Jason the Terrible, was involved in a serious automobile accident.[8] Smith, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, needed 100 stiches after smashing head first into the windshield.[8] Smith recovered, and the Bulldogs continued teaming in All-Japan against teams such as Joe Malenko & Dean Malenko, Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, and The Nasty Boys.[8] Personal problems began to surface between Smith and Dynamite, and Smith later left All Japan to return to the WWF. Shohei Baba (Baba Shōhei, 1938–1999) was a professional wrestler and co-founder of All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... For for the Jason the Terrible who competes in W!ING, see Roberto Rodríguez (wrestler). ... Joe Simon (born June 4, 1955 in Tampa, Florida) is a former professional wrestler best known under the ring name Joe Malenko. ... Dean Simon (born August 4, 1960) is a retired professional wrestler best known by the ring name Dean Malenko. ... Kenta Kobashi ) is a professional wrestler who currently works for Pro Wrestling NOAH. He has previously worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Tsuyoshi Kikuchi is a professional wrestler who currently works for Pro Wrestling NOAH. He has previously worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... The Nasty Boys were a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags, active in the mid to late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. ...


World Wrestling Federation (1990-1992)

Smith was pushed as a singles star under the name "The British Bulldog". Over the next two years, Smith was a mid-carder, feuding with the likes of The Warlord and Hennig. Terry Szopinski (born March 28, 1962 in Pompano Beach, Florida) is a professional wrestler better known as The Warlord. ...


Smith was a fairly popular wrestler in the U.S., but was a huge attraction to fans in the UK, in part due to the WWF becoming a ratings hit on the Sky Network in the U.K[9] as well as the promotion touring the country holding supercards such as UK Rampage which saw Smith defeat then rival Warlord at the London Arena in March 1991 [10] and the Battle Royal at the Albert Hall in which Smith won a 20-man battle royal eliminating Typhoon on October 13, 1991.[11] Although entering as the first man in the 1992 Royal Rumble, he eliminated "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, Jerry Sags, and Haku before being eliminated by Ric Flair.[12] The London Arena is an indoor arena on the Isle of Dogs in London, England. ... Fred Ottman (born August 10, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a retired American professional wrestler best known for his stints in both the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. ... Royal Rumble 1992 was the fifth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Theodore Marvin Ted DiBiase Sr. ... Jerome Saganovich, better known as Jerry Sags, is an American former professional wrestler, best known as one half of the tag team The Nasty Boys along with Brian Knobbs. ... Tonga Uliuli Fifita (born February 3, 1959 in Nukualofa, Tonga, then under British sovereignty) is a former professional wrestler for both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Richard Morgan Fliehr[2] (born on February 25, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota[2]) better known by his ring name Ric Flair , is a legendary American professional wrestler of iconic staus signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ...


Smith again headlined the WWF's European tours at European Rampage Again winning a 15-man battle royal eliminating The Mountie in München, Germany on April 14, 1992 [13] and defeated Irwin R. Schyster in Sheffield, England on April 19, 1992.[14] Jacques Rougeau (born June 13, 1960) is a French-Canadian professional wrestler from Saint-Sulpice, Quebec, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s with the World Wrestling Federation under his own name, and as The Mountie. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Lawrence Michael (Mike) Rotunda (born March 30, 1958), also known as Captain Mike Rotundo and Irwin R. Schyster, is a former American professional wrestler. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


In 1992, due to this newfound popularity, the WWF decided to hold its annual SummerSlam pay-per-view in Wembley Stadium in London. The show was main-evented by Smith (led to the ring by the British, Commonwealth and European Heavyweight Boxing champion Lennox Lewis) and Bret Hart in a match for Hart's Intercontinental Championship. On August 29, at SummerSlam, in front of 80,355 of his countrymen, Smith won the Intercontinental title in a match which is regarded by many wrestling experts as the finest in his career.[15] Shortly thereafter, Smith dropped the title to Shawn Michaels on the final Saturday Night's Main Event [16] (until 2006) and was later released by the WWF. SummerSlam 1992 was the fifth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For the mixed martial arts division of the same name, see Heavyweight (MMA). ... Lennox Claudius Lewis CBE (born September 2, 1965 in West Ham, London, England) is a retired professional boxer who represented Canada in the Olympics and fought under the British flag as a professional. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Saturday Nights Main Event is a professional wrestling television program that aired occasionally from 1985 to 1991, under the World Wrestling Federation banner on NBC in place of Saturday Night Live. ...


World Championship Wrestling (1993)

Smith had an eventful run in WCW in 1993, engaging in feuds with Sid Vicious and Big Van Vader, who he challenged for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at Slamboree 1993, and formed a mildly successful alliance with Sting. He was known simply as Davey Boy Smith, as the WWF had trademarked the "British Bulldog" moniker. In 1993, he was reportedly involved in an altercation with a man at a bar who was making advances towards his wife. As a result of the altercation (and the ensuing legal issues that followed), WCW released him from his contract. According to his son he had merchandising issues which led to his departure. He worked for some independents in Great Britain before returning to the WWF. For the bassist of the Sex Pistols, see Sid Vicious. ... For the football player of the same name see Leon White (football player). ... The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world championship in World Championship Wrestling. ... Slamboree was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Championship Wrestling held from 1993 through 2000 that was held in the month of May. ... For other uses, see Sting (disambiguation). ...


World Wrestling Federation (1994-1997)

1994-1995

Smith returned to the WWF at SummerSlam 1994, where he immediately became involved in an ongoing family feud between Bret Hart and his brother, Owen Hart. Davey Boy teamed up with Bret against Owen and Jim Neidhart in a series of tag matches.[6] Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ...


At the Royal Rumble, after believing he had won the Rumble, Smith was the last man eliminated, when he was knocked over the top rope by Shawn Michaels as he stood inside the ring on the second turnbuckle. Soon after, Smith began teaming with Lex Luger as the Allied Powers. The team wasn't much of a success, and Luger soon left for WCW. After Luger's departure, Smith turned heel, and joined forces with Camp Cornette, a stable led by [[Jim Cornette} Royal Rumble 1995 was the eighth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by his ring name Lex Luger, is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler and football player. ... Allied Powers was a short-lived professional wrestling tag team in World Wrestling Federation that consisted of Lex Luger and The British Bulldog. ...


1996-1997

Main article: Owen Hart and British Bulldog

In 1996, after Shawn Michaels became World Champion, Smith was put in a program with the new champion. The feud was supposedly based on Smith's wife, Diana, accusing Michaels of hitting on her, which made Smith mad with jealousy and determined to take away the WWF Title from Michaels.[17] The two main-evented the infamous In Your House 8: Beware of Dog pay-per-view, and their match ended in a draw, leading to a rematch at the King of the Ring 1996 pay-per-view. Michaels ended up successfully defending the title. Owen Hart and British Bulldog were a professional wrestling tag team in World Wrestling Federation. ... In Your House Logo For the song In Your House by The Cure, see Seventeen Seconds In Your House was pay-per-view series created by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament held from 1985 to 2002. ...


Afterwards, Smith formed a tag team with his brother-in-law, Owen Hart, and the two soon won the World Tag Team Titles from The Smoking Gunns. The team defended their titles against teams such as Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon, Vader & Mankind, and The Legion of Doom. The Smokin Gunns were a professional wrestling tag team of brothers Billy Gunn and Bart Gunn. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Philip Lafond (born September 16, 1961) is a former Canadian professional wrestler also known as Dan Kroffat, Phil Lafleur, and Phil Lafon. ... Vader can refer to: a Polish hard rock (death metal) band, see Vader Big Van Vader, a very successful professional wrestler Darth Vader, a fictional character in the Star Wars universe This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ...


In 1997, the WWF created the WWF European Championship, and Smith became the first ever European Champion, winning a tournament which culminated in defeating his own tag team partner, Owen, in the finals. He is considered the most successful European Champion having held the title for seven months before losing the title to Shawn Michaels at One Night Only on September 20, 1997.[18] The WWE European Championship is an inactive title competed for in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WWF One Night Only, was a pay-per-view event broadcast September 20, 1997 on Sky Box Office from the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England. ...


Owen and Smith later joined forces with Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, and Brian Pillman to form a new rendition of the Hart Foundation, a heel faction which feuded with Steve Austin and other American wrestlers. This created an interesting rift between American fans, where the Hart Foundation was vilified, and Canadian fans, who revered the Hart Foundation. Smith and Owen dropped the World Tag Team Titles to Austin and Michaels, and lost the final match in a tournament for the vacant Tag Team Titles (because of a backstage altercation between Bret Hart and Michaels which resulted in Michaels taking a leave of absence from the WWF) to Austin and Dude Love (which was Mankind under a new gimmick). Smith then started a feud with Ken Shamrock for the European Title, and eventually lost the European Title to Shawn Michaels at the British Pay-per-view event One Night Only.[19] Smith was booked in the main event to defend the belt against Shawn Michaels. Michaels persuaded McMahon that he should win, as it would create build-up not only for his impending rematch with Bret Hart, but also for a rematch against Smith at the next British PPV.[citation needed] Smith reluctantly agreed, and fans at the event, who gave Smith an ovation, voiced their displeasure by booing Michaels out of the arena and littering the ring with rubbish. This marks the only time Smith lost on a WWE card in the United Kingdom. After the events at Survivor Series 97, Smith, along with Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart, left the WWF for WCW. Brian William Pillman (May 23, 1999 – October 5, 1997) was an American American football player and professional wrestler best known for his appearances in World Wrestling Entertainment, Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... WWF One Night Only, was a pay-per-view event broadcast September 20, 1997 on Sky Box Office from the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England. ... The screwjob - Earl Hebner calls for the bell as Shawn Michaels holds Bret Hart in the Sharpshooter. ...


World Championship Wrestling (1998)

Smith joined WCW and immediately began a feud with Steve McMichael, who was complaining about all the wrestlers coming from "Up North." Smith and Neidhart later formed a tag team, but were only featured sparingly on WCW Thunder. They challenged for the WCW World Tag Team Championship on several occasions, but failed to win the titles. Steve Mongo McMichael Steve McMichael (born October 17, 1957 in Houston, Texas) is a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, and the Green Bay Packers. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WCW Thunder was a professional wrestling show produced by World Championship Wrestling which aired on TBS from January 8from play by play man Tony Crist 1998 until March 21, 2001. ... The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2001. ...


Smith suffered a knee injury in April 1998 that sidelined him for a month. He suffered another injury on September 13, 1998 at Fall Brawl 1998 during his match with Neidhart against the Dancing Fools, Disco Inferno and Alex Wright. While taking a bump, Smith landed awkwardly on a trapdoor that had been set in the ring to enable The Warrior to make a dramatic entrance in the night's main event. The result was a spinal infection that nearly paralyzed Smith, hospitalizing him for six months. While recuperating, Smith received a FedEx informing him that his WCW contract had been terminated. is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Fall Brawl was an annual pay per view in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held in the month of September from 1993 through 2000. ... The Dancing Fools Disco Inferno & Alex Wright The Dancing Fools were a professional wrestling tag team in World Championship Wrestling comprised of Disco Inferno and Alex Wright. ... A bump occurs whenever a wrestler hits the mat or the arena floor after receiving a move from his/her opponent. ... A trapdoor is a door set into a floor or ceiling (depending on what side of the door one is on). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paralysed redirects here. ... Federal Express redirects here. ...


World Wrestling Federation (1999-2000)

Smith returned to the WWF in September 1999 following the death of Owen Hart in an in-ring accident. In keeping with the company's new "Attitude" era, Smith began wrestling in jeans instead of his usual Union Flag-adorned tights and his theme music was changed from Rule, Britannia! to rock music (complete with the sounds of a dog barking as the song began). On the September 7, 1999 episode of SmackDown! in Albany, New York, Smith defeated the Big Boss Man for the WWF Hardcore Championship. He forfeited the title later that evening, giving the belt back to Al Snow, because Boss Man had previously kidnapped Snow's dog Pepper to win the title from Snow. Smith then began pursuing the WWF Championship, eventually turning heel and beginning a feud with The Rock. Smith headlined Unforgiven 1999 show as part of a six-man WWF Championship Match that was won by Triple H. After losing to The Rock at No Mercy 1999, Smith was moved down the card. Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Jeans are trousers traditionally made from denim, but may also be made from a variety of fabrics not including corduroy. ... Union Jack redirects here. ... Rule, Britannia! is a patriotic British national song, originating from the poem Rule, Britannia by James Thomson, and set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... For other uses, see Albany. ... Raymond (Ray) Traylor (May 2, 1962 – September 22, 2004) was an American professional wrestler. ... World Wrestling Entertainments Hardcore Championship was a championship defended under hardcore rules: No Disqualifications, meaning all weapons and interference are legal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[2] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Unforgiven is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which has been held in September since the 1999 edition. ... Paul Michael Levesque[4] (born July 27, 1969)[4] is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Triple H, an abbreviation of his former Hunter Hearst Helmsley moniker. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ...


Smith defeated D'Lo Brown for the WWF European Championship on WWE SmackDown! on October 26, 1999.[20] He lost the title to Val Venis in a triple threat match at Armageddon 1999 on December 12, 1999 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[21] DLo Brown (also written D-Lo Brown) [2][1] (born Accie A.C. Connor on October 22, 1972 in Burlington, New Jersey), is an American professional wrestler. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Armageddon is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Established 27 March 1911 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Jim Naugle Area  - City  36. ...


On May 6, 2000 in London, Smith defeated Crash Holly for the WWF Hardcore Championship. In one of Smith's last televised appearances, Holly regained the title from him in New Haven, Connecticut on the May 11, 2000 episode of SmackDown!. is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Michael John Lockwood (August 25, 1971 - November 6, 2003) was an American professional wrestler best known as Crash Holly, the storyline cousin of Molly Holly and Hardcore Holly in the World Wrestling Federation. ... “New Haven” redirects here. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


In early 2000, Smith's wife Diana divorced him, with Smith being given shared custody of their children. At the same time, Smith entered a drug rehabilitation clinic at the behest and expense of Vince McMahon due to his problems with prescription painkillers though they were not the only drug he was using. He was released from the WWF shortly thereafter. Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... An analgesic (colloquially known as a painkiller) is any member of the diverse group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia). ...


Death

Smith died on May 18, 2002, after suffering a heart attack while on vacation in Invermere, British Columbia with his girlfriend, Bruce Hart's estranged wife Andrea Redding. An autopsy revealed that past anabolic steroid use may have played a part in his death, however no certain reason was found. It is apparent that stress, serious injuries, and the use of drugs took its toll on the wrestler. Bruce Hart claimed "Davey paid the price with steroid cocktails and human-growth hormones." [22] is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Heart attack redirects here. ... Invermere is a community in eastern British Columbia, Canada, near the border of Alberta. ... Bruce Ambrose Edwardious Hart (born January 13, 1950) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler. ... This article is about the medical procedure. ... Crystal structure of human sex hormone-binding globulin, transporting 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone. ... Bruce Ambrose Edwardious Hart (born January 13, 1950) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler. ...


Before his death, Smith had been training with the intent of resuming his wrestling career, and had wrestled in three tag team matches with his son Harry the previous weekend, including a match for Winnipeg-based independent promotion Top Rope Championship Wrestling. Harry Smith (born August 2, 1985 His birthdate either appears to be 1985 or 1986 but accoording to his myspace profile he is 22 which would make him born in 1985. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ...


In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Running front powerslam
  • Hanging suplex [23]
  • Front missile dropkick
  • Military press drop
  • Arm drag
  • Back suplex
  • Seated chinlock submission
  • Running shoulder block

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Championships and accomplishments

  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
  • Tag Team of the Year award in 1985 - with The Dynamite Kid
  • Feud of the Year award in 1997 - with Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Jim Neidhart, and Brian Pillman vsStone Cold Steve Austin.

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Notes

  1. ^ Greg Oliver and Steve Johnson (2005). The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. ECW Press, 31. ISBN 978-1-5502-2683-6. 
  2. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2004). Tributes II: Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, 28. ISBN 978-1582618173. 
  3. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2004). Tributes II: Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, 31. ISBN 978-1582618173. 
  4. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2004). Tributes II: Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, 33. ISBN 978-1582618173. 
  5. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2004). Tributes II: Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, 34. ISBN 978-1582618173. 
  6. ^ a b c d Profile on Davey Boy Smith. Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2006-12-15.
  7. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2004). Tributes II: Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, 38. ISBN 978-1582618173. 
  8. ^ a b c Meltzer, Dave (2004). Tributes II: Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, 39. ISBN 978-1582618173. 
  9. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2004). Tributes II: Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, 40. ISBN 978-1582618173. 
  10. ^ Karlsson, Peter (2005-04-12). UK Rampage 1991. American Wrestling Trivia. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  11. ^ Karlsson, Peter (2005-04-12). Battle Royal at the Albert Hall. American Wrestling Trivia. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  12. ^ Karlsson, Peter (2005-04-12). Royal Rumble 1992. American Wrestling Trivia. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  13. ^ Karlsson, Peter (2005-04-12). European Rampage Again, Germany. American Wrestling Trivia. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  14. ^ Karlsson, Peter (2005-04-12). European Rampage Again, UK. American Wrestling Trivia. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  15. ^ WWE: Inside WWE - History of the Intercontinental Championship. WWE.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  16. ^ WWE: Inside WWE - History of the Intercontinental Championship. WWE.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  17. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2004). Tributes II: Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, 44. ISBN 978-1582618173. 
  18. ^ WWE: Inside WWE - History of the European Championship. WWE.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  19. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2004). Tributes II: Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC, 47. ISBN 978-1582618173. 
  20. ^ WWE: Inside WWE - History of the European Championship. WWE.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  21. ^ WWE: Inside WWE - History of the European Championship. WWE.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  22. ^ Wrestling deaths and steroids. USAToday.com (2004-03-12). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  23. ^ Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.83)
  24. ^ Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Title. Puroresu Dojo (2003). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  25. ^ Stampede Wrestling British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title. Puroresu Dojo (2003). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  26. ^ Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Title. Puroresu Dojo (2003). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  27. ^ Stampede Wrestling North American Heavyweight Title. Puroresu Dojo (2003). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  28. ^ Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame. Puroresu Dojo (2003). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  29. ^ WWF European Heavyweight Title. Puroresu Dojo (2003). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  30. ^ WWF Hardcore Title. Puroresu Dojo (2003). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  31. ^ WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Title. Puroresu Dojo (2003). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  32. ^ WWE World Tag Team Title. Puroresu Dojo (2003). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.

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References

  • Mick Foley (2000). Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. HarperCollins, 768. ISBN 0061031011. 

Trivia

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Davey Boy Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2442 words)
Smith broke out on his own as "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith in 1990, feuding with various muscled midcarders such as The Warlord and the Barbarian.
Smith had an eventful run in WCW in 1993, engaging in feuds with Sid Vicious and Big Van Vader, who he challenged for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at Slamboree 1993, and formed a mildly successful alliance with Sting.
Smith returned to the WWF in 1994 as an audience member of the Hart family in a steel cage match between Bret Hart and Owen Hart at SummerSlam 1994.
tOA: the Other Arena, Biography (1198 words)
Smith returned to the US and the WWF in the summer of 1991, and set himself as a power singles wrestler, eventually becoming the number one contender to current champion and brother in law Bret Hart's Intercontinental title.
Smith was angled as the number one contender to the World Heavyweight title, but pre-existing storylines with Vader and Sting made Smith's presence awkward, and he was never able to become popular with the fans as he was expected to.
Smith's success seemed to be on the rise in the WWF prior to his leaving the promotion, and the abrupt manner in which he left one federation and joined another caused him to be lost in the shuffle of talent between the two promotions.
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