Harry Smith (David Hart Smith)
|(Wrestler - WWE)|
|Second generation superstars have it rough, but third generation superstars have it the worst. Being the son of legendary WWE superstar “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith, Harry Smith came up hard and with all eyes on him. Not only was his father a multiple time WWE Tag Team Champion (with both The Dynamite Kid and his uncle Owen Hart), he was Intercontinental, Hardcore, and the first European Champion as well. On his mother Diana Hart’s side, all of her brothers had graduated from Harry’s grandfather Stu Hart’s legendary “dungeon” in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Wrestling isn’t just in Harry’s blood - it’s his very being. Having his first professional match for the WWE at the age of 10 in 1996 in Calgary, Harry was destined for greatness. Trained by his father, grandfather Stu, uncle Bruce Hart, and Chris Benoit he was set on a path that all members of the Hart family work towards - being among the best in the world. |
After polishing his craft around the world (including a stint in New Japan Pro Wrestling as well as the Hart family’s legendary Stampede Wrestling in Canada), Harry finally signed with WWE in April of 2006 and was promptly sent to OVW where he formed a tag-team with Kofi Kingston. Harry was then sent to Deep South Wrestling and then became the first-ever Southern Heavyweight Champion in WWE’s developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).
In a match dedicated to his father, Harry debuted under his WWE moniker “DH Smith” on October 22, 2007 on “Monday Night Raw” by defeating former tag partner Kofi Kingston with his father’s famous finishing maneuver - the running powerslam. After working for months in preliminary matches on WWE television, Smith requested to be sent back to FCW to hone his craft and in-ring personality. It was there where he reconnected with cousin Natalya Niedhart and Hart family friend TJ Wilson (AKA - Tyson Kidd).
In April 2009, Smith, Niedhart, and Kidd debuted as the newly-christened “Hart Dynasty” on WWE TV. Initially cast as villains, fans all over the world saw the talent and passion in all three superstars and they quickly became fan favorites. With uncle Bret “Hitman” Hart helping guide the talented trio, they were able to capture the WWE Unified Tag Team Championship from The Miz and The Big Show. The Hart Dynasty continued to be successful until a falling out between Smith and Kidd caused the disbanding of the popular group. In August of 2011, at the age of 25, Harry Smith left the WWE to further polish his skills around the world and make a name for himself rather than let his legendary heritage speak for him. At 6’5” and 250 pounds of pure muscle and raw talent, he is well on his way to making his own legacy in the business that made his legendary family a household name.