The British Bulldogs

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The British Bulldogs were a professional wrestling tag-team consisting of cousins Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid (Tom Billington).wikipedia
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The British Bulldogs were a professional wrestling tag-team consisting of cousins Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid (Tom Billington).
With his cousin Davey Boy Smith, he is also known for having been one half of the tag team The British Bulldogs.

Davey Boy Smith

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The British Bulldogs were a professional wrestling tag-team consisting of cousins Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid (Tom Billington).
Prior to finding singles success, Smith achieved stardom as one half of The British Bulldogs tag team, alongside his cousin Dynamite Kid.

Bret Hart

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The Dynamite Kid went to Canada first and made a revolutionary impact in Stampede with his effortlessly fluid technical wrestling style, and had a fiery feud with his future brother-in-law, Bret Hart. The buyout meant that the British Bulldogs joined the World Wrestling Federation along with Smith's brother-in-law Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart (The Hart Foundation).
The Hart Foundation won their first of two WWF Tag Team Championship on the February 7, 1987 episode of Superstars of Wrestling when they defeated The British Bulldogs.

Jim Neidhart

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The buyout meant that the British Bulldogs joined the World Wrestling Federation along with Smith's brother-in-law Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart (The Hart Foundation).
The Hart Foundation won their first WWF World Tag Team Championship on the February 7, 1987 episode of WWF Superstars (taped January 26) from The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid), with the help of referee Danny Davis, who was continually "distracted" by checking on Dynamite (laid out of the match early by a megaphone shot from Jimmy), allowing the challengers to double-team Smith.

WrestleMania 2

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The stage was set for a "final" tag title match at WrestleMania 2.
Matches on the respective undercards saw Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion "Macho Man" Randy Savage defending his title against George Steele, and Tag Team Champions The Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake) losing their titles against The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid).

Brutus Beefcake

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The Bulldogs next major feud was with the then-WWF World Tag Team Champions, "The Dream Team" of Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake.
They defended the belts for eight months, primarily from a reformed U.S. Express (Dan Spivey replaced the departed Windham) and The British Bulldogs.

Tag team

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They competed throughout the 1980s in Britain, North America and Japan and are consistently ranked among the top tag teams in history.
A "bookend" tag team is a (sometimes derogatory) term for a tag team where the members look and/or dress alike (e.g., The Killer Bees, the British Bulldogs, Los Conquistadores, the Hart Foundation, etc.).

The Dream Team (professional wrestling)

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The Bulldogs next major feud was with the then-WWF World Tag Team Champions, "The Dream Team" of Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake.
Immediately after their title win, the Dream Team were challenged by The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid), often escaping with their titles due to underhanded means.

Greg Valentine

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The Bulldogs next major feud was with the then-WWF World Tag Team Champions, "The Dream Team" of Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake.
They held the titles until April 7, 1986 when they were defeated at WrestleMania 2 by The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid).

The Islanders (professional wrestling)

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Matilda was central to the Bulldogs' feud with The Islanders (Haku and Tama) who along with their manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan "dognapped" her.
They were managed by Bobby Heenan and had a memorable feud with The British Bulldogs in which they kidnapped their pet mascot Matilda.

Jimmy Hart

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On January 26, 1987, the British Bulldogs lost the titles to the Hart Foundation in a match that saw Dynamite Kid so debilitated that he was carried to the ring by Davey Boy Smith and saw little physical action after being "knocked out" by the megaphone of the Hart Foundation's manager Jimmy Hart before he even got into the ring.
On January 26, 1987, Hart guided the Hart Foundation to the WWF World Tag Team Title, which they won from the British Bulldogs.

Haku (wrestler)

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Matilda was central to the Bulldogs' feud with The Islanders (Haku and Tama) who along with their manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan "dognapped" her.
The team had a classic feud with The British Bulldogs that was started when the Islanders, along with Bobby Heenan, kidnapped the Bulldogs' mascot, a bulldog named Matilda.

WrestleMania III

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The teams met at WrestleMania III, where the Bulldogs teamed with Tito Santana to take on the trio.
On January 26, 1987, The British Bulldogs lost the WWF Tag Team Championship to The Hart Foundation in a match that saw the Dynamite Kid so debilitated with a back injury that he was virtually carried to the ring by Davey Boy Smith and did not see any physical activity after being knocked out by the Harts' manager "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart who had hit him with his megaphone as the match began.

Dangerous Danny Davis

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“Evil Referee” Danny Davis then allowed the Foundation to continually double team Davey Boy in order to get the win (all the while continuing to "check" on Dynamite, leaving the double teaming to take place).
On the January 26, 1987 edition of Superstars, the Hart Foundation defeated the British Bulldogs to win the WWF Tag Team Championship.

Sam Fatu

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Matilda was central to the Bulldogs' feud with The Islanders (Haku and Tama) who along with their manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan "dognapped" her.
In early December 1987, the Islanders were disqualified from a match with the British Bulldogs when they kidnapped the Bulldogs' dog, Matilda.

Tito Santana

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The teams met at WrestleMania III, where the Bulldogs teamed with Tito Santana to take on the trio.
Although Santana lost the Intercontinental title before the WWF's storyline that Davis was a corrupt official who clearly favored the heels, the WWF used Santana losing the belt because of Davis' bias to include him in a six-man tag team match at WrestleMania III on March 29, 1987, where he teamed with the British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith) against the WWF tag team champions the Hart Foundation (Bret "Hitman" Hart and Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart) and their new partner, former referee "Dangerous" Danny Davis (who had previously wrestled for the WWF as a masked jobber named "Mr. X").

Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship

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In March 1984, the Bulldogs would win the Stampede International Tag Team Championship for the first time.

WWF Superstars of Wrestling

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The match would air on February 7 on WWF Superstars of Wrestling.

Lou Albano

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With "Captain" Lou Albano and Ozzy Osbourne in their corner, the duo won the WWF World Tag-Team titles.
Although he continued his overblown, rambling interviews—one of the lead announcers for the WWF, Gorilla Monsoon, continued to refer to Albano as "The Fountain of Misinformation"—Albano was now leading fan favorites such as The U.S. Express, George Steele, The British Bulldogs, Hulk Hogan and André the Giant into battle.

Bobby Heenan

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Matilda was central to the Bulldogs' feud with The Islanders (Haku and Tama) who along with their manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan "dognapped" her.
Heenan's most notable victory came at WrestleMania IV, teaming with The Islanders to defeat The British Bulldogs and Koko B. Ware.

The Fabulous Rougeaus

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The Bulldogs then went on to a feud with The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond) which included wrestling the first ever match at the inaugural SummerSlam PPV at Madison Square Garden which ended in a time limit (20 minute) draw.
The Rougeaus had a real-life altercation with Tom Billington (the Dynamite Kid from The British Bulldogs) backstage in 1988.

Demolition (professional wrestling)

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They wrestled in a twenty-man (10 team) tag team elimination match notable for Mr. Fuji turning against his Tag Team Champions Demolition (Ax and Smash) and joining their rival The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian and The Warlord) in a double switch with Demolition turning face and the Powers of Pain turning heel.
Demolition claimed victories over all of the established face tag teams in the WWF at the time, including The Killer Bees (Jim Brunzell and B. Brian Blair), The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond), British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith), The Young Stallions (Paul Roma and Jim Powers), The Islanders (Haku and Tama), and The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk).

WrestleMania IV

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After rescuing Matilda, the Bulldogs teamed with Koko B. Ware (and his parrot "Frankie") in a six-man tag team match against The Islanders and Bobby Heenan at Wrestlemania IV.
The British Bulldogs and The Islanders had feuded since the late fall of 1987.

SummerSlam (1988)

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The Bulldogs then went on to a feud with The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond) which included wrestling the first ever match at the inaugural SummerSlam PPV at Madison Square Garden which ended in a time limit (20 minute) draw.
The event began with a match between The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) and The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques and Raymond Rougeau).

The British Bruisers

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Over in Stampede, the Bulldogs feuded with each other, with Dynamite forming The British Bruisers with Johnny Smith and Davey Boy Smith teaming with a young Chris Benoit.
The Bruisers were created by All Japan to replace Dynamite's previous team The British Bulldogs after Davey Boy Smith left All Japan to return to the World Wrestling Federation and trademarked the "British Bulldog" name.