YMMV: Davey Boy Smith

  • Badass Decay: Oh, so much. Seriously, once he hit WCW in 1998 and no longer had Owen there with him, it became pretty clear that he really had nothing left in the tank. True, Steve "Mongo" McMichael wasn't going to bring out the best in anyone, but Davey Boy really was falling apart at that point.
    • Not to mention the serious spinal injury he suffered by falling on the trapdoor put in the ring for the Ultimate Warrior's entrance at Fall Brawl 98. He was partially paralyzed, hospitalized for six months, and fired by WCW during his stay. The painkillers he was on (and became addicted to) contributed to his death four years later.
    • The massive cocktails of steroids and human growth hormone made him big and powerful in the 80's and early 90's, but caused him to slow down quite a bit near the end of his career.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: More like British people love Davey Boy Smith. He was part of the reason why SummerSlam 92 was moved from Washington DC to London, his massive popularity contributed in the UK to the move.