Sting Talks WWE Hall of Fame and His Retirement (Video), Paul Heyman on Dean Ambrose, Dana Warrior
Sting Talks WWE Hall of Fame and His Retireme...

Check this Sting video of him talking about his retirement. More »

Daniel Bryan Reportedly On His Way To RAW In Pittsburgh
Daniel Bryan Reportedly On His Way To RAW In ...

There have been several reports of Daniel Bryan sightings in Pittsburgh, PA … More »

Steve Austin Admits He Holds Back When Talking About WWE On His Podcast
Steve Austin Admits He Holds Back When Talkin...

Stone Cold trying to not tee off on some of his podcast guests. More »

Kane On Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon: Shane Will Jump Off The Top Of The Stadium If He Can
Kane On Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon: Shane W...

On a recent media appearance to promote WrestleMania 32, Kane was asked … More »

Huge Update On The New Hart Foundation

Posted by Marc Middleton in WWE News
Friday, October 24th, 2008

– The New Hart Foundation – DH “Harry” Smith, “Stampede Kid” TJ Wilson and – recently reunited in Florida Championship Wrestling. The group got back together at last week’s FCW taping in Tampa. Smith & Wilson wrestled FCW tag champs Joe Hennig & Heath Miller in the main event of the show, with Natalya as their manager. Wilson & Smith worked as heels even though Wilson has always been a babyface in FCW. Hennig pinned Smith with “The Perfect Plex” – his finishing move, which is a tribute to his father. At last night’s taping, the same main event took place, but Miller pinned Wilson this time around.

The faction was originally slated to be called up to the main roster around this time a year ago, but things fell apart right before their scheduled promotion. Teddy Hart was released from his developmental contract on October 11, 2007 due to behavioral issues. A week later, WWE decided to bring on the road and call him up to the main roster, giving him a mini-push in the process. However, it was a trap set up by officials so they had a pushed wrestler to announce as failing a drug test when the November 1, 2007 provision went into effect for the company to publicly announce drug suspensions. Smith failed a drug test the month before (for Winstrol, an anabolic steroid), but WWE held off his suspension for a number of weeks so they could have a name to announce after November 1, 2007. They also pretended to push him so they could show people they were suspending a pushed wrestler. Smith eventually returned to the active roster, but primarily wrestled on Heat. In April 2008, he began wrestling as a tweener, alternating between face and heel roles, but his character apparently didn’t work out too well as he was written off of television following a beatdown from John Bradshaw Layfield on the May 5, 2008 Raw in Toronto. Though he’s still listed as a member of the WWE roster on the company website, Smith was sent back to developmental for retooling, where he’s been ever since. As part of the 2008 WWE Supplemental Draft, Smith was drafted to SmackDown, but he still has yet to debut on the brand.


Leave a Reply

Latest WWE News » More WWE News

Latest TNA News » More TNA News

Latest Wrestling Videos » More Videos