Superstars rewrite WWE history

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November 21, 2012

Wade Barrett

Wade Barrett has been effusive in his praise for The British Bulldog, the beloved WWE Superstar who inspired the bare-knuckle brawler to pursue a career in sports-entertainment. But that doesn’t mean Barrett wouldn’t have loved to crush Davey Boy Smith’s jaw with the Bull Hammer elbow.

“The British Bulldog was always my favorite wrestler as a kid,” Barrett admitted. “Unfortunately, he passed away a few years ago, because I would have loved the opportunity to step in the ring with him and take him on.”

A former tag team standout alongside The Dynamite Kid and an international star in singles competition, Davey Boy Smith had no shortage of classic bouts during his career. But which match would Barrett want to be involved in?

“I would like to switch places with Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart in his SummerSlam 1992 main event against The British Bulldog,” the former Intercontinental Champion said. (WATCH)

Undoubtedly the biggest WWE match to ever take place in the United Kingdom, the fabled contest saw Hart defend his Intercontinental Championship against his brother-in-law in front of more than 80,000 WWE fans in London’s Wembley Stadium. After nearly half an hour of tireless seesaw action, Bulldog defeated “Hit Man” to win the title by reversing a pinning attempt. Would things have gone differently with the brawler from Preston, England, in the fray?

"It would have been a different kind of match than the match Bret and Davey Boy had,” Barrett said. “But obviously, I’ve got every confidence in myself. British Bulldog was great, but I’d back myself against anybody.”

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