Friday, May 18, 2007

Davey Boy Smith

The month of May is really a sad time for people who know anything about wrestling. Five years ago today, Davey Boy Smith died he was 39 years old. He was born November 27, 1962 in Golborne, Warrington. An interesting fact about Davey Boy is that his middle name is really "Boy". When he was born one of his parents thought that the middle name space was the gender space and they put down boy and it ended up that his middle name became "Boy". Which really did fit years later when he started going by The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith.

He was trained some by Ted Betley in England. Then he relocated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada and began training under Stu Hart. In Calgary he met Stu's youngest daughter Diana and they were married in 1984, they divorced in 2000. They have two children.

His wrestling career started when he was 16 years old. Then he moved to Canada and trained under Stu Hart and began wrestling for Stampede Wrestling. He also wrestled some in Japan. Between 1985 to 2000 he was bounced back and forth between WCW and WWF (now WWE). After his first WWF (now WWE) run he went back to Stampede and New Japan, but mostly he went from company to company. One week before he died he had wrestled in three tag team matchs with his son Harry.

Championships and accomplishments include....
  • Stampede International Tag Team Championship (4 times) - with brother-in-law Bruce Hart (2) and with his cousin The Dynamite Kid (2)
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • WWF European Championship (2 times, he was the first person to win this title)
  • WWF Hardcore Championship (2 times)
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
  • WWF World Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with his cousin The Dynamite Kid and with his brother-in-law the late Owen Hart

Today I wanted to post a video I made in memory of Davey Boy Smith. I hope you all enjoy. Davey Boy Smith Tribute Video (Click Here)


Anonymous said...

Love the video, Starla! Davey was one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time. That video sure brought back a lot of memories to this longtime wrestling fan!

Racefan57 said...

just plain fun racing tonight!!!