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5 Great WWE Stars Who Never Won The WWE Championship

Paul Benson
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 19:35 IST

#4 "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith

The British Bulldog: Should have been the first British born World Champion
The British Bulldog: Should have been the first British born World Champion

"The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith was a sensation and in 2018, 16 years after his untimely death, he remains the most famous British wrestler of all time.

Smith was one half of the superb tag team, The British Bulldogs with "The Dynamite Kid" Tom Billington with whom he reigned as Tag Team Champion.

The pinnacle of Smith's career was his Intercontinental Championship victory over Bret "Hitman" Hart at Summerslam 1992 from Wembley Stadium in London, England.

In one of the most heated and greatest technical matches of all time, Smith pinned his brother-in-law Hart to win the title in the main event.

WWE pulled over 80,000 paying fans to Wembley Stadium and make no mistake who they were there to see.

Unfortunately, any momentum Smith hoped to build from his victory were extinguished just two months later when he was fired for taking Human Growth Hormone.

After a disappointing run in WCW, Smith returned to WWE as a player in summer 1994 and was the runner up in the 1995 Royal Rumble to Shawn Michaels and main evented both the October and December 1995 In Your House events against WWE Champions, Diesel, then Bret Hart but came up short on both occasions.

He also lost consecutive title matches to Shawn Michaels at In Your House: Beware of Dog and King of the Ring 1996, in May and June of that year, respectively.

Smith was pegged for another headline run in early 1997, as a baby face and had begun to sow the seeds on television for a feud with his brother-in-law, Owen Hart.


However, Bret's heel turn at Wrestlemania 13 shelved those plans and Smith never again ascended higher than the mid-card ranks and left the company following the Montreal Screwjob at Survivor Series 1997.

Smith spoke openly of his desire to win the WWE Championship when he returned to WWE in late 1999, but his body was so broken down by that point, it was never going to happen.

WWE missed a trick in the mid-1990s by not giving Smith the ball.

Published 01 Nov 2018, 18:29 IST
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