• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 18, 2002) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2002, we lost Old School WWF Legend “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith (Real name: David Smith) at the young age of 39.
Davey Boy died after suffering a heart attack, most likely a result of his pain killer addiction, which was caused by the WCW Fall Brawl 1998 incident, when they had a trap door under the ring canvas to enable The Ultimate Warrior suddenly showing up in the ring during the main event, but the WCW officials forgot to tell Davey not to bump on that side of the ring, so he did and got hurt.
He became a legend while wrestling for the World Wrestling Federation from 1985 to 1992, from 1994 to 1997 and again from 1999 to 2000.
Smith has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but it’s only a question of “when” and not “if”.
REST IN PEACE BRITISH BULLDOG!
• Roman Reigns Asked If Vince McMahon Has Ever Done Him Wrong
During a recent interview with The Daily Express, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns talked about Universal Champion Brock Lesnar possibly going back to the UFC, his relationship with Vince McMahon & more.
Below are the highlights:
On Universal Champion Brock Lesnar possibly going back to the UFC:
“We saw what he did last time, his last fight was (against) Mark Hunt, I believe, and he looked great. At his age, he’s not getting any younger, so I think this is the time to pull the trigger when it comes to that,” Reigns said. “It’s important that WWE superstars are successful in other genres of entertainment. I support him fully in what he does, and it’s pretty neat to be able to watch him going to the Octagon after wrestling.”
On his relationship with Vince McMahon and if Vince has ever done with wrong:
“All the McMahons are great people and if you know them you get to talk to them on that level. It’s very easy to see them, they’re very personal and that’s key – you have to build a relationship. It’s not just with the McMahons, it’s everybody. It’s just about getting to know people and a lot of people getting to know you.
I can’t say Vince has ever done me wrong. Regardless of all the fantasy bookers out there, at the end of the day life’s been pretty good for me in the wrestling business so I have to attribute a lot of that to the relationship that I do have with Vince and the way that he has always taken care of me. He takes care of all of us. To have that responsibility and that role is not easy – to be a provider and a protector and that’s what he is. I think along with everybody else, I can say that we are all very grateful.”