TAG TEAM PROFILES
[British Bulldogs Gallery]
[Davey Boy Smith Obituary]
||The British Bulldogs
||Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid
Mascot: Matilta the Bulldog
January 1986 (WWF)
||The Powerslam (Davey)
Diving Headbutt (Dynamite)
Snap Suplex (Dynamite)
Delayed Suplex (Davey)
Snap Clothesline (Dynamite)
Running Powerbomb (Davey)
The Dream Team
The Hart Foundation
The Fabulous Rougeaus
WWF Tag Team titles defeating Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (April 5, 1986);
(Stampede) International Tag Team titles defeating ?????? & ?????? (1989);
Davey Boy Smith brought to North America by his cousin, Tom Billington (aka the Dynamite Kid)..
Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid engaged in a feud for several months before forming a tag team..
Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid became a tremendous team, and split their time between Stampede & New Japan Pro Wrestling..
1985: Vince McMahon struck a deal with Stu Hart to buy Stampede and wanted Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Davey Boy & Dynamite Kid..
~~~(Side note: Vince McMahon failed to make payments to the Hart Family and the deal was never finalized)..
World Wrestling Federation - The British Bulldogs
Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid would become known as the "British Bulldogs" and managed by Capt. Lou Albano..
January 2, 1986 - TNT: The British Bulldogs had a tea party with Mr. Fuji & Moondog Spot (Spot destroyed set)..
March 1, 1986 - SNME: Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine defeated The British Bulldogs to retain the Tag Team titles..
April 5, 1986 - WrestleMania II: The Bulldogs w/Ozzy Osborne defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake to win the Tag Titles!
May 3, 1986 - SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff to retain the Tag Team titles..
October 4, 1986 - SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine to retain the Tag Team titles..
Late 1986: The Dynamite Kid severly injured his back, so they needed a plan to get the titles of the Bulldogs..
January 1987: The Hart Foundation (Jim Neidhart & Bret Hart) defeated The British Bulldogs for the Tag Team titles..
~~~WWF managemet decided to hide Dynamite's injured back by having one of the Harts attack him before the match..
~~~The Dynamite Kid was laid out and stayed outside on the floor for the entire match..
~~~Davey Boy Smith, left to fend for himself, was pinned for the titles in the ring..
The British Bulldogs took some time off to get Dynamite's back in shape, but they came back too quickly..
March 29, 1987 - WrestleMania III: The Hart Foundation & Danny Davis defeated The British Bulldogs & Tito Santana..
May 2, 1987 - SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated The Hart Foundation (Tag Team Champions)..
~~~The Bulldogs won the 2/3 Falls match in two straight falls but since the first was by DQ the titles did not change..
November 26, 1987 - Survivor Series: The British Bulldogs participated in a huge 10-Team Elimination match..
~~~Team #1: The British Bulldogs, The Rougeau Brothers, The Young Stallions, The Killer Bees & Strike Force..
~~~Team #2: Demolition, The Hart Foundation, The Bolshavics, The Islanders & Dream Team II (Team #1 WON)..
The British Bulldogs took some more time off so that so Dynamite Kid could rehabilitate his injured back properly..
Late 1987: The British Bulldogs returned with their mascot, Matilda, who was dognapped by the Islanders!
March 27, 1988 - Wrestlemania IV: The Islanders & Bobby Heenan defeated The British Bulldogs & Koko B. Ware..
April 30, 1988 - Summerslam: Demolition (Ax & Smash) defeated The British Bulldogs by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles..
July 31, 1988 - WrestleFest: Demolition (Ax & Smash) defeated The British Bulldogs to retain the Tag Team titles..
Legitimate backstage heat began to develope between the British Bulldogs and The Rougeau Brothers..
August 28, 1988 - Summerslam: The British Bulldogs vs The Rougeau Brothers ended in a time limit draw..
November 24, 1988 - Survivor Series: The British Bulldogs participated in a huge 10-Team Elimination match..
~~~Team #1: The Powers of Pain, The Rockers, The Young Stallions, The British Bulldogs & The Hart Foundation..
~~~Team #2: Deamolition, The Brain Busters, The Rougeau Brothers, The Bolshiviks, The Conquistators..
~~~~~The Rougeaus were eliminated early, so they could get backstage and leave the building as fast as possible..
Back to Stampede
December 1988: The British Bulldogs headed back to Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling in Calgary..
The British Bulldogs quickly won the International Tag Team titles..
The British Bulldogs lost the titles a few days later, due to interference by Davey Boy's "cousin", Johnny Smith..
~~~Dynamite Kid blamed Davey Boy Smith for the loss, and a violent feud erupted between the two..
March 24, 1989: Davey Boy Smith defeated Don Muraco for the Stampede North American Heavyweight title..
July 4, 1989: Davey Boy Smith & Jason the Terrible & Chris Benoit were injured in a head-on automobile accident in Jasper..
~~~Davey suffered a cracked vertebrae in his back and needed 100 stitches in his head after being thrown through the windshield..
~~~Jason suffers 2 fractures in his left leg and Benoit suffers an injured right knee..
1990: Davey Boy Smith briefly toured Europe and Japan before returning to the World Wrestling Federation..
Davey Boy Smith had trademarked the "British Bulldog" without consulting with Tom Billington..
Tom "Dynamite Kid" Billington despised his cousin Davey Boy Smith so much, he can't bring himself to say his name.
May 18, 2002: Tragically Davey Boy Smith died of a heart attack while on vacation in British Columbia with his girlfriend..