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Former WWE Wrestler Saves Suicidal Woman From Jumping Off Bridge

Davey Boy Smith Jr. came to the rescue and used his professional techniques to save a woman from jumping in Calgary

Former WWE Wrestler Saves Suicidal Woman From Jumping Off BridgeFormer WWE Wrestler Saves Suicidal Woman From Jumping Off Bridge

Dave Boy Smith Jr., whose real name is Harry Smith, stopped a woman from jumping off a bridge in Calgary.

Dave Boy Smith Jr. has been a longtime successful professional wrestler. None of the success he found in that sport, though, compared to his life-saving and live-altering moment on Sunday night.

Smith Jr., whose real name is Harry Smith, stopped a woman from jumping off a bridge in Calgary, using strength and wrestling technique until she was safe and under medical supervision. 

“She started to slide and want to go more as I grabbed a hold her,” Smith wrote on Facebook. “Luckily my years of grappling and self defense I knew how to grab her hard. and how to pull her up from hanging off and jumping … When I yanked her off the bridge finally, I established the mount position as you do in Grappling and did not let her budge.”

Smith said the woman had a gun, which he said prevented him giving her a her a hug after rescuing him. She was placed under arrest and in handcuffs by police, so she could get a mental evaluation. He said the police thanked him for his heroism. 

“I told her, ‘Miss your not going to move unless I want you to, I’m an expert grappler and your not going to shoot me,” Smith recalled saying. ‘We will get you help life is a precious thing and I’m here to help to help you.'” 

Smith, who was a WWE wrestler from 2006-2011, was in the right place at the right time, and clearly had the right skillset to help a woman in need. Even if pro wrestling gets an unreliable rap, it provided a valuable skill to a man determined to help. Calgary police confirmed the entire story to Global News.

“I really believe if I wasn’t there and been able to grab her she would have jumped,” Smith said. “It would have taken a few people at least to pull her off.”

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