The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

David Smith was born in Golborne, Lancashire, England on November 27, 1962.

He died on May 18, 2002 at the age of 39.

The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name David Smith
  • Ring Names
    • Davey Boy Smith ( May 1, 1981 - May 11, 2002)
    • The British Bulldog ( October 6, 1990 - May 27, 2000)
    • Young David ( January 1, 1978 - April 23, 1980)
  • Born November 27, 1962
  • Died May 18, 2002 (aged 39)
  • Nationality Nationality: EnglandEngland
  • Birth Place Golborne, Lancashire, England
  • Billed From
    • Manchester, England
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Weight
    • 260 lbs (118 kg)
  • Nicknames The British Bulldog

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1978 - May 11, 2002)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF September 7, 1999 May 27, 2000
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW January 26, 1998 October 20, 1998
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF August 29, 1994 November 9, 1997
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW February 16, 1993 December 1, 1993
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW March 25, 1993 April 21, 1993
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW December 19, 1992 January 23, 1993
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF October 6, 1990 November 8, 1992
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 2, 1989 June 8, 1990
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE December 2, 1988 November 11, 1989
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF September 23, 1984 November 24, 1988
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE May 1, 1981 April 18, 1987
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW November 16, 1984 December 12, 1985
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW November 3, 1983 August 2, 1984
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel October 11, 1999 May 27, 2000
    Face January 26, 1998 October 10, 1999
    Heel August 14, 1995 January 25, 1998
    Face January 1, 1978 August 13, 1995
  • Images
    Jan 1997
    Jan 1997
    Jan 1986
    Jan 1986
    Sep 1984
    Sep 1984

  • Finishers
    • Running Powerslam ( January 1, 1978 - May 11, 2002)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Bulldog Bite" by Jim Johnston - Single ( September 7, 1999 - May 27, 2000)
    • Theme Song "Rule, Britannia!" by Thomas Arne - Single ( September 23, 1984 - October 20, 1998)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2020, Individual
  • Titles Won

    World Wrestling Federation

    • 1 WWF Intercontinental Championship
    • 2 WWF European Championship
    • 2 WWF Hardcore Championship
    • 2 WWF World Tag Team Championship (1 with The Dynamite Kid, 1 with Owen Hart)

    Stampede Wrestling

    • 1 Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 NWA Stampede International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (with Bruce Hart)
    • 1 Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (with The Dynamite Kid)
    • 2 Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship

    Independent Wrestling Association

    • 1 IWA Heavyweight Championship

    World Wide Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 WWWA Intercontinental Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (individually)
    • Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (with the Hart family)
    • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction
    • WWF Royal Albert Hall's Battle Royal Winner (1991)
    • WWF European Championship Tournament Winner (1997)
    • WWF World Tag Team Championship Tournament (1997 – with Owen Hart)
    • AJPW January 2 Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal Winner (1989)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Fighting Spirit Award (1984, 1985 – with The Dynamite Kid)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Skills Award (1989 – with The Dynamite Kid)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1992 - vs. Bret Hart at SummerSlam)
    • 5° in the PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with The Dynamite Kid)
    • WON Feud of the Year (1997 - The Hart Foundation vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin)
    • WON Tag Team of the Year (1985 - with Dynamite Kid)
    • WON Best Wrestling Maneuver (1984 - Power Clean Dropkick)
    • Record for WWF European Championship longest reign (206 days)

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