SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: The British Bulldog memories
One proud moment in Davey's career: SummerSlam '92 in London England. He
went on to defeat Bret for the Intercontinental title, by a roll up
pinfall. Therefore establishing himself in the singles competion as a
major force. Considering leaving the WWF now, Davey will always be part
of it with his spirit. I wish him the best in whatever it is he chooses
to do. Good luck ! Take the talent you have and use it wisely, and I
hope Owen soon joins all of them, to once again reunite them and rule
I would have to say my greatest memory was when Davey Boy , Owen Hart
and Bret Hart reunited after Bret Hart interfering in the Brittish Bull
Dog vs. Owen Hart for the European title and knocking some sense into
both of them.
My favorite memories of Davey Boy Smith is when he wrestled in Stampede
Wrestling and the matches he had against the Dynamite Kid. They were
both young and very quick. The rivalry they had was excellent to watch.
As a Londoner and a fan of the Hart Foundation, I have many fond memories
of Davey Boy Smith, 'The British Bulldog'. His career in the WWF has been a
good one and he always gives 100% in the ring (WCW beware!). The best
memory of Davey was when he went against Shawn Michaels, for the IC belt in
1992 and One Night Only. Though he lost those matches, I enjoyed watching
Davey pound Shawn Michaels to shreds. The next favourite moment from Davey
was at the 1995 Royal Rumble where he outlasted 28 other WWF superstars.
Isn't it funny that the oppent to throw him over the top rope was none
other than Shawn Michaels? Then there is of course his bouts against Bret
Hart at Wembley Stadium and IYH5. The match at Wembley stadium was
athletic, while the match at IYH was bloody and gory. Davey's match with
Owen Hart in Germany, for the European Belt is another one of my favourite
bouts. Though there are many matches I would still like the Bulldog to do
in the WWF e.g Bulldog Vs Kane or Bulldog Vs Ahmed Johnson, his arrival to
WCW would be a bonus. The reformation of the Hart Foundation would be a
great asset to WCW and would see the NWO evaporate into nothingness!!!!!!
Adrian Chin, London England.
British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith and Shawn Michaels 1995 Royal Rumble after
28 other men and grueling battle the two people that started off the whole
thing were the only ones to remain. When the bulldog threw shawn into the
ropes then picked him up and threw him onto the ropes was one of my
favourite wrestling moments ever then a few short moments later the
Bulldog clothlines him over the ropes or so we thought replay showed that
only one foot touched the ground and in another foolish WWF moment his
music comes on almost telling him he had one for sure. I still think to
this day if they hadn't put on that music he would have been WWf champion
what a moment, what a memory.
My favorite memory of the British Bulldog was when he defeated Bret
Hart for the I-C belt. Then how Bret and Davey embrace each other after
the match. My last thing would be the battles he had with Shawn
Michaels. I believe the British Bulldog could have won all of the match
if there was no outside interferences.
Some may forget that this is Davey Boy's second stay in the WCW.
My favorite memory of his first WCW stay was a Six man tag match he had at a
match I went to in Savanah, Georgia. It was Sting, Ric Flair, and The British
Bulldog versus Sid Vicious, Beautiful Bobby Eaton, and some tall guy named the
Coyote (I think), and the match was awesome. Sting, Flair, and Davey Boy all
did their signature moves and Davey Boy won the match by pinning Beautiful
Bobby. I even purchased a Davey Boy Smith t-shirt after the matches; it was
when he still had the long corn row hair.
My favorite memory of the British Bulldog, was the match he had between
him and Owen Hart
for the European title in Wembley stadium. It was a 35-minute clinic
where they both put
out their best moves, but in the end, Davey Boy came out on top.
I'll never forget when the British Bulldogs first hit the WWF scene in
1985. They were far and away the most exciting tag team I had ever seen
(sorry Road Warriors) and their matches with the Hart Foundation at the
time were the most exciting ever. It was really just a prequel to the
90's, when Davey & Bret would be ruling things. I only wish that he &
Dynamite could have stayed together, I think it was a team on the same
level as the LOD and the Steiners. It's just furthur proof about how
McMahon wastes talent. I hope the Bulldog is title bound in WCW & gets
that title shot against Hogan in England. Woof!!!
The best is at Stu Hart's anniversary show, Bret an Davey had a match an it
was even wilder than Wembley. Man are they tough.
My memories of Davey was the time of the Bret-Davey feud.It was one of
the greatest match ever.
Lee Chun Kit (email@example.com)
I met Davey twice, once at Tower Records, London. and second was when he
was touring the UK with a British promotion a few years back. He was at
Fairfield Halls Croydon where my son had his photograph taken with him.
All I can say is he is down to earth and a nice bloke to meet.
Thanks Davey look forward to seeing you soon in the UK again.
My favorite memory is the 1995 Rumble. Shawn drew 1st he came 2nd.
After 28 other men were gone it was 1 and 2 left standing. Shawn was
thrown over, but feet never touched. Bulldog gave it his all but came
I remember the day the Bulldogs lost the belt to the Hart Foundation in
the controversial Danny Davis referee match. I was still rather young
and the Bulldogs were my absolute favorite wrestlers. When the match was
over and I saw that they lost, I cried my eyes out for quite some time.
My mother yelled at me for crying over those "phony wrestlers" and
demanded that I go out and enjoy the nice day outside.
I can remember seeing the greatest battle between two tag teams on a
Saturday Nights' Main Event some years ago. It was a 2 out of 3 falls
war against the Bulldogs and the Hart Foundation for the tag team
titles. The Bulldogs won two, enough to win the match, but the titles
escaped their grasp because they won one of the falls by dq. I was heart
broken. (no pun intended.)
OK, so on top of the crying one, and the 2 out of 3 one, I have one more
extremely memorable Bulldog moment. I was in attendance of a great steel
cage match between the Bulldogs and the Harts at the Civic Arena in
Pittsburgh. It was the best live card I had been to. That was one great
fued: Bulldogs v. Harts. They gave some great shows.
My best memory of the British Bulldog was when he
and Owen won the tag team titles and also his match with Shawn
Michaels at one night only(I think Earl Hebner got paid off
by D-Generation X)
I was at the UK Xpress tour in 1996 at London Arena
and watched Bret beat Vader, and I also remember
Bret beating Ric Flair for the WWF Title in Saskatoon,
and at Summerslam 91 which I have on video,
where Bret beat Mr Perfect in one of the best
matches I have ever seen for the Intercontinental
title, but the best match I have ever seen was at
Summerslam 92 Bret vs Bulldog.
Since I am British and a very big fan of Bret and Bulldog
I just hoped that they would get back together after the match
As a fellow Stampede Wrestling (SW) watcher and then a WWF watcher, I
am glad that the British Bulldog and all the other SW grads are with the
WCW. The only thing that would be great is to see Owen joining the rest
of the clan. As a watcher from Southern Alberta I can only say, give it
hell and always remeber that your second home is Calgary. Viva les
D. Davidson (Vulcan, AB)
My first memories of the Bulldog is the hype leading up to Summer Slam 92 when
he took the I-C belt from Bret Hart. At the time, Bulldog was my favorite
wrestler and Bret my 2nd favorite. When I saw Bulldog lose to Shawn Michaels
three months later on The Main Event, I was heartbroken. But he has come back
to win the Tag Team straps several times, and the first ever European
Championship. I'm still waiting for the day when Davey Boy pays Michaels back
for all those cheap victories (One Night Only for example)
One of my favorite Bulldog moments came at the "In your House" PPV
before the 96 King of the Ring. The WWF Championship match between
Davey Boy Smith & Shawn Micheals was a classic. If that second referee
wouldn't have shown up, the Bulldog would have been the WWF Champion.
But knowing that McMahon loves Shawn Micheals so much. It was probably
a set up by McMahon to keep Micheals as the WWF champ. Being that the
Hitman, the Anvil joined WCW, I'm glad that Davey Boy could get away
from the WWF before McMahon got a chance to screw him as well. If Owen
Hart is smart, he'll jump to WCW before McMahon gets him too! Good Luck
Bulldog! I hope you can become a champion in WCW soon. WCW & the Hart
Mark Harding, firstname.lastname@example.org
My favorite memory of the British Bulldog isn't just one match. I liked
to watch Davey and other members of the Hart Foundation wrestle Stone
Cold Steve Austin, Dude Love, Shawn Micheals, etc. I hope he'll get WCW
up to Canada soon.
My favorite memory of Davey-boy Smith was when he and the Dynamite Kid battled
the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers at Summerslam '88. I believe it was the last
time we got to see the Bulldogs together, but it really showed how good of a
wrestler Davey is, and how great of a wrestler his tag-team partner was. It
upsets me to find out that the two once-great friends fell apart and
seperated, but the same thing happened with the original Hart Foundation as
well. Now that I see Davey in WCW and teaming with Jim "The Anvil"
Neidhart...I think it's a good time for Davey to re-take up tag-team
wrestling. He needs to establish a tag-team name for he and the Anvil and
rule the tag-team ranks of WCW. I love Davey-boy Smith as a wrestler, and my
heart goes out to Dynamite Kid.
It's difficult to say exactly what about DaveyBoy caught my eye. In the mid-Eighties, when he and the Dynamite Kid were feuding with the Hart Foundation,
I believe the WWF hit its peak in tag team wrestling. Alas, the Bulldogs were
robbed of the title due to the illustrious Danny Davis affair. This marked
only the beginning of DaveyBoy Smith being robbed of the titles he rightfully
There's no greater a powerhouse than DaveyBoy, and his running powerslam has
spelled doom for far too many opponents for his talent to go unnoticed. Yet
Vince MacMahon saw fit to screw him over in favor of Shawn Michaels after
DaveyBoy won the intercontinental belt off of Bret Hart in what I believe is
truly the greatest match in WWF history.
But MacMahon didn't stop there. One Night Only, In Your House/WrestleFest 96
and Royal Rumble 1995 all were terrible screw-overs. And to Shawn Michaels, no
less. But the coup de gras was when Shawn defeated DaveyBoy for the European
Championship after DaveyBoy won it in such a grueling match against Owen Hart.
I only hope that Eric Bischoff rewards DaveyBoy for his incredible physical
prowess and technical ability. I can honestly say that DaveyBoy Smith, The
British Bulldog, is my absolute, all-time favorite wrestler.
I'm a huge Bulldog fan, I'm only 13 years old but I have very fond
memories of Davey, my favorite matches are when Bulldog defeated Owen in
Germany, The 10-man tag match in Calgary that had the harts Vs. USA (I
was there), at Wrestlemania 3 when The Bulldogs and Tito Santana
wrestled The Hart Foundation and Danny Davis(I saw it on tape),At IYH 5
and SummerSlam 1992 in the two Greatest matches i've ever seen against
Bret, The 1995 Royal Rumble and at One Night Only in a Great match
against HBK. I have a Bulldog shirt, Figurine and Poster. I think he WAY
UNDERATED!!! and Good Luck Davey!!
My favorite memory of Davey is when he and Dynamite teamed with the Hart
Foundation and someone else (can't remember who) at one of the Survivor Series
to take on Demolition, and another team (I think). It was a geat match and
showed the Bulldogs style!!!!
My favourite memory of the Bulldog happens at one of the early
WrestleManias (3 or 4). The British Bulldogs were wrestling a team managed
by the great Bobby Heenan. The Bulldogs appeared to be in control of the
match when Bobby grabbbed that ugly mutt of theirs and took off down the
I remember Stampede Wrestling in the late 1970's at Victoria Pavilion in
Calgary. It always retained the odour of the livestock auctions that went on
there during the day but somehow that added to the experience.
The greatest matches I saw involved Davey Boy and Dynamite. I thought at one
time they were tag-team partners (bad guys) and fought against various
combos of Harts and their allies. In any case they were amazing atheletes.
Dynamite could be slammed upside down into the turnbuckle, land on his
belly, then jump with a single movement to his feet and resume the
festivities. It's too bad, although not surprising that he is now having
back and other problems.
I have not been watching Davey Boy for long, only since his appearance in WCW
in January of this year. However, my favorite memory of him has to be his
match at Superbrawl VIII in February against Steve "Mongo" McMichael. That was
a short match, but Davey Boy showed Mcmichael just how badly the former
Chicago Bear had underestimetd him, breaking his arm in the process. Go
I remember driving back from some Canadain center with Davey AND Bret and I
saw some graet match in Alberta, Canada between Dave & Tom (that`s Dynamite
Kid). There were some good memories.
As a child obsessed with wrestling I can recall times when Davey Boy
Smith simply blew my mind. I remember WrestleMania III, the six man tag
with the Bulldogs facing The Hart Foundation and the infamous Danny
Davis. The pummeling Smith gave Davis-powerslam after powerslam- was not
only brutal but hilarious to watch. Who can forget the next
year--WrestleMania IV, another six man tag with the Bulldogs and Koko B.
Ware facing The Islanders and Bobby Heenan, who had previously stolen
the Bulldogs' mascot, Matilda. Who can forget the crazy outfit Heenan
wore during that match-all padded up in fear of an attack from Matilda,
the bulldog. Well, although Heenan won the match by pinning Koko, his
fears came alive after the bout, when Smith, Koko, and Dynamite Kid
sicked Heenan in the aisle, ripping up his uniform and humiliating him
in front of 20,000 fans at Trump Plaza. Thats how I remember theold
British Bulldogs, they always seemed to have luck go against them, but
found funny and vicious ways to avenge their losses!
Let's hope Smith has a chance to shine in the WCW.
I have always been a huge fan of Davey Boy and the Hart family. I admire
they're excellent wrestling skills, and the way they have achieved some
much. Out of all of the Harts, Davey Boy is my favorite. I love his technical
ability as well as everything else he does ;) I wish him,along with all the
rest of the Harts much luck in the future.
My favorite memories of the Bulldog Davey boy smith are of the WWF days
in tag team action with dynamite kid. The dynamite kids' flying headbutt
was great and not many could match Davey boys power. Also the times
when Matilda would hit the ring and try to take a bite of Jimmy Harts
@ss were classic. It seems as if no one who has posted on this site
remembers Matilda, what gives?????????
My favorite memory was my favorite wrestler the Bulldog going to WCW as he
David is I think the best wrestler in WWF history. He beat almost anyone he faced!
I hope to see you in the WWF in a couple of months
I remember the time I went to a WCW house show,in which he faced Brian
Adams.Adams hit a jumping piledriver,and it seemed that Bulldog soiled his
pants.He left WCW shortly afterward.
My favorite memory of Davy Boy was at Summerslam 92 when he totalled Bret
What can I say? Two words for you. British Bulldogs. My second
favorite team. I am now thinking of Survivor Series 87, when they
teamed up with the Strike Force, the Young Stallions, The Rougeau
Brothers, and the Killer Bees (I am still shocked that Brunzell is older
than Hogan, I personally didn't think that was possible.) Anyways,
Davey is a great wrestler, and a great team fighter too, always has
been. WM2, Bulldogs winning the tag team titles was my fondest memory
of the Bulldogs. For the records, the beat the origional Dream Team of
Brutus Beefcake, and Greg Valentine.
Derek M. Ellis
In the 80s, the Bulldogs were coming to Montreal, Quebec every month with the WWF. My friends and I found out which hotel the wrestlers stayed at so we went and got to meet the Bulldogs with Mathilda (their Bulldog mascot). We offered to walk her and they surprisingly allowed us given our prepubescent ages. We were just about to return this big dog when she sat down and refused to budge. We were panicking. I volunteered to knock on the door of the Bulldogs' room and they both came out although they had seperate rooms. Dynamite was topless and Davey in a World Gym T-shirt. Given Davey had more clothes on, he came down and swiftly scooped up Mathilda under his arm much to our awe. We returned up to the rooms and to show their appreciation, we all received photos with both Bulldogs inside their hotel rooms with their ring uniforms and Dynamite still topless. What a great memory for any fan!
Best match DAVEY "BOY" SMITH VS BRET in a chain match APRIL/MAY'87. when they came back to wrestle in STAMPEDE FOR 2 WEEKS
Davey Boy totally rocks! I love him so much and even though wrestling today
has so many rising stars and so many "new and daring" angles, I still know
he's the best and the best feuds ever in wrestling "Bulldog VS Hitman" and
"Bulldog VS HBK" feuds that took place over the years in the WWF. I wish him a
safe recovery from his injury and also much luck in the future.
PS: Take as long as you need for the injury to heal..I wanna see you in Grade
A condition when you go back out to wrestle and I want you to be able to do
what you do best...kicking butt!!!
I was extremely saddened to hear that the Bulldog was forced to retire,
and even more so by the fact that he may never even walk again. Davey
was an example to everyone of what a wrestler should be: he was in
phenomenal condition, a master of mat mechanics , a great sportsman and
an incomparable entertainer. he had it all. Among the best matches of
his that I ever saw were: Bulldog vs HBK (King of the Ring '96) ,
Bulldog vs Bret (Summerslam '92) and Bulldog vs Owen (Euro. title
tournament finals in Berlin)
I will certainly miss seeing him in action.
Wrestling loses yet another great star.
Davey Boy Smith has been my all time favorite wrestler. He's made it through
everything throughout the years, and has always managed to pick himself
up..If he were to get knocked down, he always got up again. He was and still
is the best wrestler to ever step into a ring.I am saddened by the recent
condition he is in, however even though it seems as if there is no hope left
for Bulldog, I continue to remain optimistic..And the more and more I do, it
becomes a reality. Davey Boy Smith will overcome this, and when he does, he
will go back to the ring, and continue to fight! Since nobody can beat the
I think that Davey Boy has had a magnificant career,but only if the WWF respected him and let him win some more matches, he could even go
further. My favourite moment was when Owen and Bulldog won the tag team championships.Just hope he returns to wrestling.
I think the Bulldog is the best wrestler to ever hit the ring. He has
shown that he can wresle one on one and is probably the best tag partner
in the sport, which he has proven i.e. Bulldog + Bret, Bulldog +
Dynamite Kid, and of coarse the best tag team ever Bulldog + Owen.
Bulldog please come back to the WWF it need's ya. Sorry about Owen. GET
It is without a doubt that the British Bulldog has been the best wrestler not to win the WWF title or even WCW title EVER, in fact the Bulldog has been the best tag team wrestler and singles wrestler I have ever seen (Texas Tornado a VERY close second). The BEST memory of the Bulldog I have is when he beat the sh_it out of Ken Shamrock and then covered him with dogfood just before SummerSlam 1997.
I have so many beautiful, fond memories of Davey Boy. Some of them are old,
some newer. Some are inside the ring, some are outside. My most recent memory
isn't really a memory at all, but a long term fight. Davey Boy was injured,
and struck with an illness in past months. He was said to be down and and
out. Newspapers said he was through. 21 years down the drain. Goodbye
Bulldog. But not Me. Even when it seemed the worst of times for Davey, I knew
that he was going to make it. Since I was a very little girl, I had loved,
and supported the Bulldog. Practically since the age of 3. While sometimes,
I was hit with the sadness that he may not get better, or that he would be in
pain forever, I always knew he'd get better. I prayed for Davey every night.
And when things would look grim, I just thought of other battles He'd
fought...and came out on top..: his car terrible accident in 1989, his knee
injuries, staph infections, and other tragedies..Like his trial a few years
ago. He always made it through the toughest of times. However, this one
seemed different. This one seemed like the ultimate end. I read about his
personal tragedies, while looking at pictures of his two young kids. It was
very harsh this time. I always figured that He had children, but only when I
had seen them, did I realize how greatly this must have effected them. I
hoped Davey would be ok...especially for his children's sake..His 13 year old
son, and his 11 year old daughter. I read that he wished to tag team with his
son when he got better...Whenever that would be. Someday.
Now, I smile, and know that I was right. Davey Boy is better..He's really
getting there. I seen the picture of him and his son in the gym. My hands
were literally shaking as I looked at it, and I was almost moved to tears.
How beautiful it was to see them really together. Not just a thought, but the
beginning of something great. I have strong feelings about this boy. I feel
that someday, Harry will reach the status that his Dad has. I think He's
gonna be something special. That boy's gonna make it. I can feel it in my
heart. I've seen the look in his eyes before. Intense. Dark. Determined. Just
like Davey Boy. I do believe that someday they'll be together. I know it will
happen. And when it does..It'll be a day I'll never forget.
My fondest memory of Davey was Summerslam 95 at the Continental airlines
arena. Davey gave all his best against Ken Shamrock for the europenan title.
That was one of the best mtaches I had ever seen! Another one is "One Night
only against Shawn Michaels. Too bad he lost that match due to interference!
Jeanine Panzone, South Orange, NJ
My favourite moment of Davey Boy Smith was when he and his Bulldog
partner lost the Tag Team belts to The Hart Foundation after he gave a
brave solo display of sheer power and skill,after of course the
Foundation shamelessly bribed Danny Davis and knocked his partner out
before the match had begun.
I have always been a huge fan of Davey Boy. I have entered memories in this
section before, But now I just want to take the time to once again say how
proud I am of Davey and how much I love him and his spirit. He is so
incredible, so awesome, so amazing. He has acheived so much in his life, and
has made it through more than any one person can imagine. I have created a
Fanpage tribute about Davey Boy and his son, Harry. Please visit the site at:
Hopefully some day he will see it and realize how much he is loved and
appreciated for all he has given. I love you Davey!!
THE BRITISH BULLDOG (Davey Boy Smith) is my favourite wrestler of all
time. I would love it if you could send me info and pictures and stuff
on him. Thanks.
My favourite Bulldog memory was at WWF Rebellion in October 99.
He kicked X Pac's a$$ and then caused Stephanie McMahon to get "amnesia". Later that night he cost Rock the championship and got a beating for it. Vince McMahon should have given Bulldog the heavyweight title while he could, because Bulldog is the strongest and probably the best wrestler the WWF had.
GOOD LUCK BULLDOG
The British Bulldog is so cool I loved his old music
He is the best because he is the first ever European Champion
He has a Heart and Cares about his Family
Davey Boy Smith has been my favourite wrestler for five
years and my favourite British Bulldog moment was at In Your House 10
when he and the late, great Owen Hart beat the Smoking Gunns for the WWF
My favourite Davey Boy Smith moment has to be the classic match between him and Bret Hart at Summerslam 92. It was
an amazing performance. Bulldog has always been my favourite wrestler and it was a shame the WWF and Vince
McMahon loves Shawn Micheals so much because realistically Shawn couldn't beat the Bulldog on his own and always
needed help. After such an amazing performance at Summerslam the Bulldog deserved to keep the IC title longer than a
I'll always remember Davey Boy Smith as a British Bulldog with The Dynamite Kid. Davey Boy is a guy who knows
how to get down & dirty when he has to.
My favourite Bulldog moment was when he returned on Smackdown! last year and
won the Hardcore title, Bulldog is that damn good!
My favourite Bulldog moment was when he caused a riot at Rebelion 1999. He threw a bin at Stephenie Mcmahon, causing her to lose her memory. He jumped Chyna when she was about to beat Jeff Jarrett, causing her to be put in the figure four leg lock. He beat X-Pac by picking him up and dropping him onto the ropes followed by the"Running Powerslam". Then he ended the night by screwing The Rock out of his title, in a cage match against Triple H, by throwing him back over the cage when he'd nearly climbed out. He also gave Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson and Shane McMahon a beating. Despite that he didn't get the title shot he wanted. Sadly the British fans
didn't back him very well. But never the less he made Rebellion an event that will go down in history, due to his
behaviour. Only the best wrestlers can do that.
I have watched Davey ever since he started in Stampede, he is one of the
most amazing wrestlers I have ever watched. He is going thought a lot
right now but I hope he will be back in the ring soon. There are so many
matches of his I have seen. I realy don't have a favorite. I hope to see
him back in the ring soon.
Davey Boy Smith was not only one of the greats of our time but he was PURE BRITISH, he make us British proud of him and made us look up to someone, as you don't get many British or Irish wrestlers out there in WWF AND WCW. He is the one who got us watching wrestlers all over again. I used to look forward every week, for when he comes on for a great match to watch like the SummerSlam at Wembley' 92, against Bret Hart and the Royal Rumble in 1995, against Shawn Michaels. I used to love for when the British Bulldog would come on and holding the Union Jack behind him. It was heartbreaking when the British bulldog lost his last Title belt 'The European belt' back in the 1999 and than I never saw him again. We need him back and this time, he should up for the WWF Champions title. I like and love other wrestlers like Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock etc. But none of them can bet my hero, the one and only, The British Bulldog.
Edward Devlin, England (2000)