David "Davey Boy" Smith Net Worth
Facts of David "Davey Boy" Smith Net Worth
|Net worth||$ 950 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||1962 November 27|
|Age:||56 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United Kingdom|
|Height:||5 Feet 11 Inch|
Davey Boy Smith’s Net Worth: $1.6 Million
David "Davey Boy” Smith was a British born professional wrestler. He was also best known for his appearances in the United States with the World Wrestling Federation under his own name and under the ring name, The British Bulldog had an estimated net worth of $950 thousand.
Between the 1980s to the 2000s, Smith won titles within the WWF in three decades. Smith nevertheless headlined multiple pay-per-view events in the WWF and WCW, in which he challenged for the WWF- and WCW World Heavyweight championships. He had defeated Bret Hart for the WWF Intercontinental Championship in the main event of SummerSlam 1992. He also has the distinction of being the inaugural and longest reigning WWF European Champion in a total of 206 days. Smith carried out popularity as one-half of The British Bulldogs tag team, alongside the Dynamite Kid.
Born on 27 November 1962, in Golborne grown up with his father Sid, mother Joyce, his brother Terrence and sisters Joanne and Tracy. Smith was only 15 when he started competing on ITV's World of Sport under the name Young David. While competing for ITV's World of Sport He was spotted by Bruce Hart scouting talent in the UK and traveled to Canada to wrestle for Stu Hart with his cousin, Tom Billington (Dynamite Kid). Smith was by Stu Hart and Roy Wood further in his "Dungeon" and Smith became a key wrestler in Hart's promotion, Stampede Wrestling. Smith defeated the Dynamite Kid for the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title and won his first title.
Later in 1983, Smith appeared in New Japan Pro Wrestling where he became involved in a three-way feud with Dynamite Kid and The Cobra. They were later known as the British Bulldogs. The Bulldogs made a nice showing in the tournament, which drew the interest of the World Wrestling Federation. The Bulldogs, Bret Hart, and Jim Neidhart, Smith's brothers-in-law, were brought in to World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The Bulldogs defeated the Dream Team for the Tag Team Championship. But on the 26 January 1987 episode of Superstars, due to a severe back injury to the Dynamite Kid the Bulldogs lost the titles to the Hart Foundation. Due to severe backstage problems between the Bulldogs members specifically the Dynamite Kid and the Rougeau Brothers over a prank pulled by Curt Hennig the Bulldogs left the WWF in 1988. Leaving the WWF, the Bulldogs returned to Stampede Wrestling, and also to All Japan Pro Wrestling. Smith returned to WWF in 1990. He was then called as a single star under the name “The British Bulldog”. Smith was a fairly popular wrestler in the United States but was a huge attraction to fans in the United Kingdom. Smith was headlined after winning a 15-man battle royal by eliminating The Mountie in München, Germany on 14 April 1992 at European Rampage. Smith had a stint with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1993 as a babyface but soon he was released from his contract in December 1993 for involving in an altercation with a man at a bar who was making advances towards his wife. Smith returned to the WWF at SummerSlam in 1994 and then teamed up with Bret against Owen and Jim Neidhart in a series of tag team matches. He also appeared at Survivor Series in a 10-man elimination match. Smith returned to the WWF in September 1999, following the death of Owen Hart in an in-ring accident. Smith defeated the Big Boss Man for the WWF Hardcore Championship. On 26 October Smith defeated D'Lo Brown for the WWF European Championship on SmackDown! but lost the title to Val Venis in a triple threat match at Armageddon on 12 December. Defeating Crash Holly for the Hardcore Championship, Smith regained the title from Smith in New Haven, Connecticut on the 11 May episode of SmackDown! His last match was televised with the WWF was on Sunday Night HeAT.
Smith’s Personal Life and Death
Smith was married to Diana. They had had two children, Harry and Georgia. In early 2000, Diana divorced Smith, with Smith being given shared custody of their children. He again entered a drug rehabilitation clinic at the behest and expense of Vince McMahon due to his problems with prescription painkillers and morphine. Since his back injury, he suffered in WCW. He was released from the company shortly thereafter.
Smith was on vacation with his girlfriend, Bruce Hart in Invermere, British Columbia where he suffered a heart attack. Smith died on 18 May 2002. An autopsy explained that past anabolic steroid use may have played a part in his death, but no certain reason was found.