[ Davey Boy Smith Obituary] Title History
WWF Tag Team titles defeating Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake (April 5, 1986);
(Stampede) International Tag Team titles (1989);
Davey Boy Smith brought to North America by his cousin, Tom Billington (aka the
Dynamite Kid). Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid engaged in a feud for several months before forming a tag team.
Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid became a tremendous team, and split their time between Stampede and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
1985: Vince McMahon struck a deal with Stu Hart to buy Stampede and wanted
Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Davey Boy and 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 and 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 and Moondog Spot (Spot destroyed set).
March 1, 1986 – SNME: Brutus Beefcake and 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 and Brutus Beefcake to win the Tag Titles!
May 3, 1986 – SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff to retain the Tag Team titles.
October 4, 1986 – SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine to retain the Tag Team titles.
Late 1986: The Dynamite Kid severely injured his back, so they needed a plan to get the titles off the Bulldogs.
January 1987: The Hart Foundation (Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart) defeated The British Bulldogs for the Tag Team titles.
~~~WWF management 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 and Danny Davis defeated The British Bulldogs and Tito Santana.
May 2, 1987 – SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated The Hart Foundation (WWF World Tag Team Champions).
~~~The Bulldogs won the 2/3 Falls match in two straight falls but since the first was by disqualification the titles did not change.
The British Bulldogs took some more time off so that so Dynamite Kid could rehabilitate his injured back properly.
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 and Strike Force.
~~~Team #2: Demolition, The Hart Foundation, The Bolsheviks, The Islanders and Dream Team II (Team #1 WON).
Late 1987: The British Bulldogs returned with their mascot, Matilda, who was dognapped by the Islanders!
December 8, 1987: The Islanders vs. The British Bulldogs ended in a NO CONTEST when The Islanders kidnapped Matilda!
~~~WWF President Jack Tunney would later announce that the Islanders were indefinately suspended until Matilda was found!
January 25, 1988: The Islanders defeated The British Bulldogs by disqualification when the bulldogs used a leash as a weapon.
January 27, 1988: The British Bulldogs defeated The Islanders and continued to do so on House Shows for a month.
March 27, 1988 – WrestleMania 4: The Islanders and Bobby Heenan defeated The British Bulldogs and Koko B. Ware w/Matilda. April 30, 1988 – SummerSlam: Demolition (Ax and Smash) defeated The British Bulldogs by disqualification to retain the Tag Team titles.
July 31, 1988 – WrestleFest: Demolition (Ax and 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 and 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 and Jason the Terrible and 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.
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