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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 27 November 1962Manchester, England, UK
Date of Death 18 May 2002Invermere, British Columbia, Canada  (heart attack)
Birth NameDavid Boy Smith
Nickname The British Bulldog
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Davey Boy Smith was born on November 27, 1962 in Manchester, England as David Boy Smith. He was an actor, known for WWF Raw (1993), Royal Rumble (1992) and WWF in Your House 4 (1995). He was married to Diana Hart. He died on May 18, 2002 in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada.

Spouse (1)

Diana Hart (7 October 1984 - 2000) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Trademark move: Gorilla Press
Trademark move: Delayed Vertical Suplex
Finishing move: Running Powerslam

Trivia (24)

Former WWF Tag Team & Hardcore Champion.
Brother-in-Law of Bret Hart & Owen Hart
Former WWF Tag Team Champion on Multiple occasions with his cousin "The Dynamite Kid" and with his brother-in-law, Owen Hart. They eventually left the WWF, and subsequently broke up. Then in the early 90s Davey Boy returned to the WWF using the name "The British Bulldog".
Former WWF Intercontinental Champion
Wife Diana Hart divorced him and retained custody of their son, 'Harry Smith (XIII)'.
Fired by the WWF due to his drug problems.
Banished by the Hart family due to his addiction to pain killers and illegal drugs.
Was vacationing in Envereme, British Columbia, with girlfriend, Andrea Hart, at the time of his death.
Children: Harry and Georgia. At the time of his death, they were 16 and 14, respectively.
Defeated Owen Hart in Berlin, Germany on April 26, 1997, to become the first ever WWF(WWE) European champion. On December 26, 1999, defeated D'Lo Brown at a Springfield, MA., SmackDown! taping to win his second European title.
Just days before his death, competed in a tag team match with his 16 year old son.
Paid the WWF $250,000 to get out of his contract to follow brother-in-law Bret Hart to WCW
By the age of 17, Davey Boy was wrestling all over the United Kingdom, as well as Germany and Japan.
Davey Boy Smith began his training at the very young age of 14, under the guidance of Ted Betley, in his native country of England.
One of only two WWE European champions who were actually European. The other was William Regal.
Was the first WWE European champion.
Was a member of the Hart Foundation. A faction led by Bret "The Hitman" Hart and included the late Owen Hart, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and the late Brian Pillman.
His middle name, "Boy", is from his mother. She accidentally wrote in the word "boy" where the middle name supposed to be and it became his middle legal name.
Former WWE Hardcore Champion.
Smith made his Japanese debut in 1983, as the Masked Vampire.
When he was teamed up with the Dynamite Kid they were known as the "British Bulldogs". After they broke up, he continued to use the name "British Bulldog".
When he was teamed up with the Dynamite Kid, they had an English bulldog named Matilda which was brought out ringside to their matches.
Former tag team partner of Tommy Billington aka The Dynamite Kid.
He owned the copyright to the ring name "British Bulldog". Because the copyright wasn't owned by the WWF, he was able to use the ring name in any promotion he wrestled for.

Salary (1)

WrestleMania 2 (1986) $20,000

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