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Bulldog Obituary

Wrestler: British Bulldog
Real Name: Davey-Boy Smith
Birthday: November 27, 1962
Manchester, England
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Marital Status: Divorced from Diana Hart
Dating Andrea at time of death
Height & Weight: 6'3" - 260 lbs
Trained by: Ted Betley
Stu Hart
Debut: 1978
Previous Gimmicks: Davey Boy Smith
Finishing Move: Powerslam
Favorite Moves: Hanging Vertical suplex
Kick to the head.
Notable Feuds: Dynamite Kid
Dream Team
Hart Foundation
Islanders
Rougeau Brothers
The Warlord
Mr. Perfect
Bret Hart
Vader
Sid
Steven Regal
Rick Rude
Diesil
Shawn Michaels
Ken Shamrock
Steve McMicheal
The Rock
Test

  • ??/??/82-- with Bruce Hart, defeated Duke Myers & Kerry Brown for the Stampede International tag team titles.
  • ??/??/82-- defeated Dynamite Kid for the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title.
  • 10/19/83-- with Bruce Hart, defeated Cuban Assassin & Francisco Flores for the Stampede International tag team titles.
  • 03/31/84-- with Dynamite Kid, defeated Danny Davis & Hubert Gallant for the Stampede International tag team titles in Calgary, AB.
  • 06/18/84-- defeated Bad News Allen for the Stampede North American Heavyweight title in Vancouver, BC.
  • 04/07/86-- with Dynamite Kid, defeated Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine for the WWF World tag team titles in Rosemont, IL.
  • 12/07/88-- with Dynamite Kid, defeated The Cuban Commandos for the Stampede International tag team titles in Calgary, AB.
  • 03/24/89-- defeated Don Muraco for the Stampede North American Heavyweight title in Calgary, AB.
  • 08/29/92-- defeated Bret Hart for the WWF Intercontinental title in London, England.
  • 09/22/96-- with Owen Hart, defeated The Smoking Gunns for the WWF World tag team titles in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 02/26/97-- defeated Owen Hart in a tournament final to become the first WWF European champion in Berlin, Germany.
  • 09/07/99-- defeated Big Bossman for the WWF Hardcore title in Albany, NY.
  • 10/26/99-- defeated D-Lo Brown for the WWF European title in Springfield, MA.
  • 05/06/00-- defeated Crash Holly for the WWF Hardcore title in London, England.


  • In the Beginning
  • 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..
  • Davey Boy Smith (aged 17) was wrestling all over the United Kingdom, as well as Germany and Japan..
  • Davey Boy Smith brought to North America by his cousin, Tom Billington (aka the Dynamite Kid)..

    Stampede Wrestling
  • Davey Boy Smith joined Stu Hart's Calgary-based Stampede Wrestling promotion..
  • Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid engaged in a feud for several months before forming a tag team..
  • During this time, Davey Boy Smith met his future wife, and daughter of Stu Hart --- Miss Diana Hart..
  • 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..

    World Wrestling Federation - The British Bulldog
  • 1990: Davey Boy Smith briefly toured Europe and Japan before returning to the World Wrestling Federation..
  • Davey Boy Smith had trademarked the "British Bulldog" name and used it in his singles career..
  • January 19, 1991 - Royal Rumble: The British Bulldog entered at #14 but was eliminated by Earthquake..
  • March 24, 1991 - WrestleMania VII: The British Bulldog defeated The Warlord..
  • April 24, 1991 - UK Rampage: The British Bulldog defeated The Berzerker..
  • August 26, 1991 - Summerslam: The Bulldog & Kerry Von Erich & Ricky Steamboat beat The Warlord & Hercules & Paul Roma..
  • October 3, 1991 - Royal Albert Hall: The British Bulldog defeated The Barbarian | The Bulldog also won a Battle Royal..
  • November 27, 1991 - Survivor Series: Flair & DiBiase & Mounty & Warlord beat Piper & Hart & Bulldog & Virgil..
  • December 3, 1991 - Tuesday In Texas: The British Bulldog defeated The Warlord..
  • January 19, 1992 - Royal Rumble: The Bulldog entered at #1 and lasted almost 25 minutes before getting tossed by Ric Flair..
  • April, 19, 1992 - UK Rampage: The British Bulldog defeated Irwin R. Schyster in the main event..
  • August 29, 1992 - Summerslam: The British Bulldog beat his brother-in-law Bret Hart in England to win the IC title!
  • November 8, 1992 - SNME: Shawn Michaels defeated The British Bulldog for the Intercontinental title..
  • The British Bulldog took some time off to look after some nagging injuries..

    World Championship Wrestling
  • December 1992: Davey Boy Smith wrestled a few independent shows, most noteworthy in Eastern Championship Wrestling..
  • February 21, 1993 - SuperBrawl III: Davey Boy Smith made his WCW debut, defeating Bill Irwin..
  • Davey Boy Smith quickly began a feud with WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Big Van Vader..
  • May 23, 1993 - Slamboree: Davey Boy Smith defeated Big Van Vader (World Champion) by DQ (Vader retains)..
  • June 16, 1993 - The Clash: Big Van Vader & Sid Vicious & Rick Rude defeated Sting & Davey Boy Smith & Dustin Rhodes..
  • July 18, 1993 - Beach Blast: Davey Boy Smith & Sting defeated Big Van Vader & Sid Vicious..
  • August 18, 1993 - The Clash: Big Van Vader defeated Davey Smith to retain the World Heavyweight title..
  • September 19, 1993 - Falls Brawl: Sting & Smith & Dustin Rhodes & Shockmaster beat Sid & Vader & Harlem Heat in War Games!
  • September 1993: Davey Boy Smith began a feud with TV Champion and fellow european Steven Regal..
  • October 24, 1993 - Halloween Havoc: Davey Boy Smith vs Lord Steven Regal went to a time limit draw..
  • November 10, 1993 - The Clash: The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) defeated Sting & Davey Boy Smith..
  • November 20, 1993 - Battlebowl: Road Warrior Hawk & Rip Rogers defeated Davey Boy Smith & Kole in a Lethal Lottery match..

  • July 1993: Davey Boy Smith got into an altercation with a man who was messing with his wife, Diana at a bar..
  • ~~~Davey was so angry, he attacked the man, putting him in the hospital for 7 weeks, and causing permanent brain damage..
  • ~~~When the case finally came to court later in the year, Davey Boy Smith's contract was terminated by WCW..
  • ~~~Davey Boy Smith was scheduled to feud with International Heavyweight Champion, Rick Rude, at the time of his departure..

    Back to the World Wrestling Federation
  • August 1994: The British Bulldog returned to the WWF where there was an ongoing feud going on between Bret Hart & Owen Hart..
  • ~~~The British Bulldog sided with Bret Hart while Jim "The Anvil" Niedhart joined forces with Owen Hart..
  • ~~~A series of Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart vs Bret Hart & British Bulldog matches followed for several months..
  • The British Bulldog was paired up with Lex Luger in a powerhouse team known as the Allied Powers..

    World Wrestling Federation - Allied Powers
  • Wrestlemania XI: The Allied Powers (Luger & Bulldog) defeated Jacob & Eli Blu..
  • August 1995: The Allied Powers were suppose to take on Men On a Mission, but Lex Luger no-showed..
  • ~~~Diesel (World Champ) asked The British Bulldog if he could be his partner for one night only..
  • ~~~The whole thing was a setup, as The British Bulldog attacked Diesel and celebrated with Men on a Mission..
  • ~~~The British Bulldog had turned heel and taken Jim Cornette as his manager..

    World Wrestling Federation - Camp Cornette
  • October 22, 1995 - In Your House 4: The British Bulldog defeated WWF Champion, Diesel by Disqualification..
  • December 17, 1995 - In Your House 5: Bret Hart defeated The British Bulldog to retain the WWF title..
  • March 31, 1996 - Wrestlemania 12: Owen Hart & The Bulldog & Vader beat Yokozuna & Ahmed Johnson & Jake Roberts..
  • April 27, 1996 - In Your House 7: Owen Hart & The Bulldog defeated Ahmed Johnson & Jake Roberts..
  • May 26, 1996 - In Your House 8: Shawn Michaels vs The British Bulldog ended in a contraversial DRAW..
  • June 23, 1996 - King of the Ring: Shawn Michaels defeated The British Bulldog to retain the WWF title..
  • July 21, 1996 - In Your House: Owen Hart & The Bulldog & Vader defeated Shawn Michaels & Ahmed Johnson & Sycho Sid..
  • August 18, 1996 - Summerslam: Sycho Sid defeated The British Bulldog..
  • September 22, 1996 - In Your House 10: Owen Hart & The Bulldog defeated the Smoking Gunns for the Tag Team Titles..
  • October 20, 1996 - In Your House 11: Owen Hart & The Bulldog defeated The Smoking Gunns to retain..
  • December 15, 1996 - In Your House 12: Owen Hart & The Bulldog defeated Fake Deisel & Fake Razor to retain..
  • February 16, 1997 - In Your House 13: Doug Furnace & Phil Lafon defeated Owen Hart & The Bulldog by DQ..
  • February 26, 1997: The Bulldog defeated Owen Hart in a Tournament to crown the first ever European Champion..
  • March 23, 1997 - Wrestlemania 13: Owen Hart & The Bulldog vs Vader & Mankind ended in a Double Count Out..

    World Wrestling Federation - Hart Foundation
  • June 9, 1997 - King of the Ring: Owen Hart & The Bulldog & Jim Neidhart defeated The Legion of Doom & Sycho Sid..
  • July 6, 1997 - In Your House 16: The British Bulldog defeated Ken Shamrock by Disqualification..
  • September 20, 1997 - One Night Only: Shawn Michaels defeated The Bulldog to win the European title..
  • October 5, 1997 - In Your House 18: Bret Hart & British Bulldog defeated Vader & The Patriot in a Flag match..
  • Davey Boy Smith reportedly paid the WWF $150,000 after the "Montreal Screwjob" to get out of his WWF contract..

    World Championship Wrestling
  • Davey Boy Smith & Jim Neidhart popped up in World Championship Wrestling but only got a limited push..
  • April 1998: Davey Boy Smith once again injured his knee, during a match with Curt Hennig & Brian Adams..
  • Davey Boy Smith returned to action the following month, where he and Neidhart teamed up against High Voltage..
  • Fall Brawl 1998: Davey Boy Smith & Jim Neidhart defeated Alex Wright & Disco Inferno..
  • ~~~Davey was injured in the ring after landing hard on a trap door constructed for the Warrior..
  • ~~~Davey Boy's injury turned out as a spinal infection in which the discs in his back were basically dissapearing in a sea of infection..
  • ~~~He spent six months laid up in the hospital, before recieving his WCW notice of release via FedEx..

    World Wrestling Federation
  • While recovering, Davey had several conversations with Owen Hart (still in the WWF) about returning to the Fed..
  • After Owen's tragic death, the Bulldog was intent on returning to the WWF to preserve the memory of his brother-in-law..
  • August 1999: The British Bulldog once again signed with the World Wrestling Federation..
  • September 9, 1999 - SD!: The British Bulldog beat The Big Bossman to win the WWF Hardcore Title, and gave it to Al Snow..
  • ~~~The British Bulldog made it clear it was his goal to win the WWF Heavyweight title..
  • ~~~The British Bulldog turned heel, turning on The Rock in a match where the Bulldog was the referee..
  • September 26, 1999 - Unforgiven: Triple H defeated The Rock and The Big Show and Kane and Mankind and British Bulldog!
  • ~~~The British Bulldog whacked The Rock with a chair | Triple H pinned The Rock to retain the WWF Title!
  • September 27, 1999 - RAW: Triple H vs The Rock ended in a No Contest when The British Bulldog interfered..
  • September 30, 1999 - Smackdown!: Triple H vs The British Bulldog ended in a No Contest with The Rock as referee..
  • October 2, 1999 - Rebellion: The Bulldog demanded a Title shot and took a fit in Vince McMahon's office..
  • ~~~The Bulldog accidentally biffed a trash can accross the room and whacked Stephanie McMahon in the head!
  • ~~~The Bulldog protested by attacking Chyna during her Intercontinental match with Jeff Jarrett..
  • ~~~Later on in the evening: The British Bulldog (Booed out of the building) defeated X-Pac..
  • October 4, 1999 - RAW: Chyna defeated The British Bulldog by Disqualification..
  • October 7, 1999 - Smackdown!: The British Bulldog defeated Mankind by Disqualification..
  • October 11, 1999 - RAW: The Rock & Mankind vs The British Bulldog & Val Venis ended in a No Contest..
  • October 17, 1999 - No Mercy: The Rock defeated The British Bulldog..
  • The British Bulldog had brief feuds with The Rock and Test before joining forces with the Mean Street Posse..
  • October 18, 1999 - RAW: Test defeated The British Bulldog by DQ when the Mean Street Posse interfered..
  • October 21, 1999 - Smackdown!: Test & Edge & Christian beat The British Bulldog & The Mean Street Posse..
  • October 25, 1999 - RAW: Test defeated The British Bulldog by Disqualification in a Steel Cage match..
  • October 28, 1999 - Smackdown!: The British Bulldog defeated D-Lo Brown to win the European title..
  • November 4, 1999 - Smackdown!: Edge defeated The British Bulldog (European Champion) by Disqualification..
  • November 8, 1999 - RAW: Edge & Christian & The Headbangers beat The Mean Street Posse & The British Bulldog..
  • November 11, 1999 - Smackdown!: The British Bulldog (European Champion) vs Val Venis ended in a No Contest..
  • November 14, 1999 - Survivor Series: Val Venis/Mark Henry/Gangrel/Steve Blackman beat The Bulldog & Mean Street Posse..
  • November 15, 1999 - RAW: The Big Show defeated The British Bulldog to retain the WWF Heavyweight title..
  • November 18, 1999 - Smackdown!: The British Bulldog defeated The Godfather to retain the European title..
  • November 22, 1999 - RAW: Too Cool (Scotty Too Hotty & Grandmaster Sexay) defeated The British Bulldog & Val Venis..
  • November 25, 1999 - Smackdown!: Val Venis defeated The British Bulldog (European Champion) by Disqualification..
  • December 2, 1999 - Smackdown!: The British Bulldog defeated D'Lo Brown by DQ to retain the European title..
  • December 9, 1999 - Smackdown!: Christian defeated The British Bulldog (European Champion) by Disqualification..
  • December 12, 1999 - Armageddon: Val Venis defeated The British Bulldog and D-Lo Brown to win the European title!
  • From there, Davey's drug problem got worse, and Vince requested that Davey go into rehab, at McMahons expense..
  • Davey Boy Smith seemed to be on the right track at times, but could not deal with the struggle of rehab..
  • Davey Boy Smith's troubles mounted when he 'reportedly' threatened to kill his estranged wife and one of her sisters..
  • Davey Boy Smith & Diana got a divorce soon after and was released from the WWF after one too many second chances..

    The Death of Davey Boy Smith
  • 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..
  • Davey's son "Harry Smith" is following his father footsteps wrestling professionally in Stampede Wrestling..
  • March 18, 2004: Davey Boy Smith's autopsy results were made public by the coroner of British Columbia, Shawn Jestley..
  • ~~~Investigation revealed, that in his profession, Mr. Smith had used anabolic steroids in the past..
  • ~~~Injectable anabolic steroid and paraphernalia was seized by the coroner | Analysis of the steroid revealed trenbolone acetate..
  • ~~~The above described changes in the fibrous connective tissues are consistent with previous anabolic steroid use..