15. Davey Boy Smith

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15. Davey Boy Smith
Davey Boy Smith had it all.  He had the strength, the speed, the technical skills, stamina and could cut a promo.  He was equally adept at playing a face or a heel and could always be counted on to put on a solid match.

As one of the British Bulldogs with the Dynamite Kid, the duo was the most exciting team in the WWF until the Rockers debuted.  When he returned as a solo he was one of the bigger stars in the 90’s and considered by some to be the best wrestler never to get a World Title; although he did have excellent matches in title attempts.  The matches he put on were great and hopefully this is how he is remembered as opposed to the cautionary take that his death became as long term steroid abuse apparently caused his early death prior to his 40th birthday.

It is possible that he could be inducted along with Dynamite to celebrate the British Bulldogs tag team, but as the two had not gotten along for ten years prior to Smith’s death it may not be the best idea.  Besides, Smith had a great run post Dynamite his career stands up on its own.


Should Davey Boy Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 98.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 1.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: The British Bulldog
  • Billed From: United Kingdom (Manchester, England)
  • Key Championships Held: Stampede North American Heavyweight (2)
    WWF World Tag Team (2) (1w/The Dynamite Kid, 1w/Owen Hart)
    WWF Intercontinental
    WWF European (2)
    WWF Hardcore (2)
  • Why they will get in: His legacy is in good standing with the WWE.
  • Why they won't get in: Any death that may have been steroid aided may not be looked on kindly by Stamford these days.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Won the WWF World Tag Team Title at Wrestlemania 2 with the Dynamite Kid (4/5/86)
    2.  Match of the Year winning the WWF IC Title against Bret Hart in Wembley Stadium (8/29/92)
    3.  Lost to Bret Hart in WWF Championship Match at IYH5 PPV (12/17/95)
    4.  Drew against WWF World Heavyweight Champion Shawn Michaels at IYH8 (5/26/96)
    5.  Lost the WWF European title to Shawn Michaels in a great match in England  (9/20/97)

Should Davey Boy Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 98.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 1.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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0 #2 Adam Domo 2017-09-18 22:04
his non-induction has to be due to the family's hatred for Vince and the business.
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+2 #1 Dale 2015-01-25 00:47
The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith should of already been in the wwe hall of fame. But then again Vince McMahon had all that trouble with The Hart Family.
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