Former WWE Superstar Harry Smith made an announcement on Twitter early this morning that he has gained the exclusive rights to the legendary "British Bulldog" name, formerly used by his late father, Davey Boy Smith.

"A big announcement to be made! Ownership and trademark of the name "British Bulldog" has been granted, won and paid by me. Now going forward in Pro Wrestling NOAH I will be known as the "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith Jr."

Smith wrestled for WWE between 2007 and 2011 as "David Hart Smith", becoming a WWE and World tag team champion alongside Tyson Kidd. Since then he has found enormous success working in Japan alongside Lance Archer, predominantly in New Japan Pro Wrestling and recently with Pro Wrestling NOAH, becoming a two-time IWGP Tag Team Champion.

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