Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pro Wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr. Says He Saved Woman Hanging from Calgary Bridge

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pro Wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr. Says He Saved Woman Hanging from Calgary Bridge

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Pro wrestler says he saved woman dangling from bridge

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CALGARY - British-Canadian professional wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr. says he drew on his years of grappling and self-defence to help save the life of a woman dangling from a Calgary bridge.

In a post on his Facebook page, Smith Jr. said he was driving just west of the city's downtown on Sunday when he saw a girl hanging off a bridge.

"I stopped and jumped the barricade and tried talking to the girl," wrote Smith Jr., son of "the British Bulldog" wrestler Davey Boy Smith.

"She was crying and an emotional mess and threatening to jump if I got closer. With people on the ground waving her not to jump, I decided to grab a hold of her and not take any chances."

Smith Jr., whose real name is Harry Smith, said the girl was starting to slide as he tried to pull her to safety.

"Luckily (from) my years of grappling and self-defence, I knew how to grab her HARD and how to pull her up from hanging off and jumping," he wrote. …

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