Born '''David Boy Smith''' (Yes, that was his real name. His mother got confused with the Birth Certificate) on the 27th November 1962, Smith was to become one of the biggest names in British wrestling and one of the most famous foreign stars in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in the 90's under his wrestling name, the British Bulldog. Starting off in the World of Sport, Smith's career would take him through [=WWE=] and Wrestling/{{WCW}} as a successful tag and singles wrestler, notching up numerous title runs along the way.

Smith was most famous for the main event at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 92'' where he pinned Wrestling/BretHart to become the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html Intercontinental Champion]] in front of 80,000 fans of his home nation at the legendary Wembley arena. A long standing wrestler within [=WWE=] in the 90's along with several stints in [=WCW=] of varying success, Smith's demons would eventually take their toll as years of painkiller and steroid abuse were responsible for his death by heart failure on the 18th May 2002. Despite that, Smith is largely remembered fondly for his role in the ring and extensive career.

Oh, and for being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGu4Rs2jfwU BIZARRE!]] However, that promo is NOTHING compared to this indescribable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziv6MnVIRQg promo his cousin and future tag team partner the Dynamite Kid cut on him in their Stampede days.]]

!! "British Tropes":
* {{Animal Motif|s}}: It's not salamanders.
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/DynamiteKid, the Hart Foundation, the Islanders ([[Wrestling/{{Meng}} Haku]] and Tama), the Warlord, [[Wrestling/{{Vader}} Big Van Vader]], [[Wrestling/SidEudy Sid Vicious]], [[Wrestling/WilliamRegal Lord Steven Regal]], Wrestling/ShawnMichaels
* BashBrothers: Shared this relationship with his brother-in-law Wrestling/OwenHart throughout their lives. The two served as one of the better tag teams [=WWE=] had in the mid 90's as well as being great friends in the back.
** Also fit this earlier in his career with his cousin Tom Billington, the legendary "Dynamite Kid", before they had a falling out in the 90's.
* CaptainErsatz: The British Bulldogs get them in ''Videogame/FireProWrestling Returns''
* BreakupBreakout: Due to trademarking the British Bulldog name for himself and Dynamite Kid's injuries.
* DemotedToExtra: During his final stints in both [=WCW=] and [=WWE=].
* FaceHeelTurn: After his infamous turn in 1995, he was mostly a heel for the rest of his career.
* FinishingMove: The Running Powerslam served as Davey Boy's finisher as a singles competitor.
* ForeignWrestlingHeel: He qualified when he wrestled in any country other than Britain as a {{heel}}, but fit this trope best while a member of Wrestling/BretHart's anti-American Hart Foundation stable in 1997.
* ImportantHaircut: After he turned heel he cut off his signature long hair
* LegacyCharacter: His son Harry, aka David Hart Smith in [=WWE=] or Davey Boy Smith Jr. in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Relative in the world of wrestling of course as Smith was about average height, which is small compared to most other professional wrestlers. Despite that, he was billed as the 'strongest pound for pound' wrestler on the roster at times and was able to execute his patented delayed vertical suplex on guys like Sycho Sid, Warlord, [=Vader=] and Wrestling/TheUndertaker.
* PowerStable:
** Camp [[Wrestling/JimCornette Cornette]], with Owen and Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}} until Vader replaced Yoko.
** The Hart Foundation, with Bret, Owen, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and Wrestling/BrianPillman.
* RightHandAttackDog: Matlida the Wonder Dog at least in the eyes of Bobby Heenan. Matlida was Smith's mascot during his days with the British Bulldogs, and Heenan repeatedly claimed that Matlida was trained to bite him or one of his wrestlers without provocation. This came into play at Wrestling/WrestleMania IV, following Heenan's upset win involving him and the Islanders against the Bulldogs and Koko B. Ware, when following the match Matilda chased and caught Heenan in the aisle.
* TagTeam: The British Bulldogs, with the Dynamite Kid,
** The [=SuperPowers=] with Wrestling/{{Sting}} in [=WCW=] in 1993
** The Allied Powers with Wrestling/LexLuger in [=WWE=] in 1995.
** with Owen Hart
* TricksterArchetype: Especially with his brother-in-law and friend Owen Hart, they were celebrated pranksters backstage.
* UnderwearOfPower: And by extension, [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead Wearing A Flag On Your Trunks]].
* WrestlingFamily: Was cousin to Tom Billington, more famously known as the Dynamite Kid. Along with that, he married Diana Hart, sister to Bret and became linked to that extensive family. Has a son, Harry, who competed in [=WWE=] for a few years as David Hart Smith.