Fan Questions + Answers
Did Davey know Chris Adams or William Regal? If so what his opinions on his fellow countrymen?
Yes, he knew them both, but I don’t recall Davey hanging out with Chris because they didn’t work in the same territories at the same time. Steve, being from Blackpool England, (not all that far from where Davey grew up), were closer. Davey and his family met Steve’s mum at shows in Blackpool. They worked together in America in WCW in 1993 and then in WWF in the later 1990s. Davey and Steve were mates because they were together a lot in two major American territories, whereas Davey and Chris were more just associates, I suppose.
What territories did Davey wrestle?
Davey didn’t work for any promotions in Canada outside of Stampede Wrestling. He did one show in Winnipeg with his son Harry in early May 2002, just prior to his passing.
He did work in South Africa for Ish Mahal prior to debuting Canada in 1981, and he wrestled there again in 1989.
In Feb/Mar 1982, Davey wrestled for Steve Rackman, as Steve’s son. Steve, btw, was in the original Crocodile Dundee movie, and was a well-respected wrestler/promoter.
What did Davey think of the new Stampede promotion? Just recently saw the angle where they split and Dynamite attacked Davey.
Davey always loved the Stampede Wrestling days in the early 80s, so when returning to work for Stu and the promotion in 1989, it seemed like a great way to give back to the place that helped him get such a leg up in WWF (late 1984-early 1989),
But Stu felt it was a step in the wrong direction for the WWF superstars (Davey and Dynamite). The Stampede territory at that time had great wrestlers coming up, Owen, Chris Benoit, Brian Pillman, Gary Albright, Larry Cameron, Keichi Yamada/Justin Liger just to name a few. But the economy in Alberta was horrible and Stu was getting older. He really hoped for the best for all his wrestlers, and asked Davey and Dynamite to reconsider leaving WWF. Their reason for departure from WWF was Dynamite Kid has a fight with Jacques Rougeau, and decided after he could not work it out with Jacque and decided for himself and Davey they would return to Stampede.
In hindsight, Stu was right, but he did appreciate what the Bulldogs tried to do for his territory and Davey worked tremendously hard for Stu before the-joining WWF as a singles guy in late 1990.
Dynamite refused the invitation to return to WWF and went back to England on a sour note as the Stampede territory basically folded. Dynamite was convinced cousin/tag partner Davey
would be a failure on his own, but instead, Davey became a superstar, and Davey deserved every standing ovation he got in his new-found independence in WWF.
Could you give some more information on the car crash Davey was involved in during his time in Stampede? I believe Chris Benoit and Jason the Terrible were involved also.
It was July 4, 1989. The Bulldogs split as a tag team in Stampede. They were scheduled to have the Dog Fight of the Decade, and the tour was beginning in Northern Alberta/Northern BC town of Prince George (I think). The crowds in Calgary were not great due to a bad recession but in the northern parts of the provinces, people were starving for entertainment and sporting events. The advance ticket sales were very high.
The driving time for this tour’s first show was a good 12 hours. Everyone was to meet early Monday morning and leave to get to Prince George (again I’m not positive of this town) for a likely 7 or 7:30 pm start time.
Well Dynamite, who was temperamental, was visited by Stu Sunday evening, to be reassured Tom would be making this trip. Tom had been unpredictable and although he was part of planning this match (Dog Fight of the Decade) he seemed like a loose canon at the time. He maybe had it in his head that he was actually going to finish Davey off, I’m some dillusional mind set, and then realised he was out of his mind. Whatever he was thinking however, he deliberately failed to show up for the trip. The heel van which he was supposed to be riding in waited at least two hours for him. Stu told them to go ahead and have the baby-face van (the one Davey, Ross, Benoit, Moffat, and one Japanese wrestler) wait for Tom. They waited another hour and a half, and finally left, and had to make up time with basically only gas stops.
Approaching the Alberta/BC Jasper National Park border, the van, being driven by Ross Hart, went around a hairpin bend, driving on ice and nearly went over a “death” cliff. They colluded with an oncoming camper truck and that prevented them from going over the cliff and all dying.
Davey was hit quite badly and suffered a fractured neck. He was the front seat passenger.
Is Davey apart of any other wrestling Hall of Fames?
Yes, Davey is in the The New England Wrestling HOF.
What was Davey’s favorite sport team? Also, his favorite American sport? Was he a fan of American football?
Davey liked the combative sports the most but did like European football. After living in Canada, he started to do to CFL games because of his friends like Brian Pillman, who was an ex Calgary Stampeder football player.
When we lived in Tampa in the 90s, Davey became friends (through Mr Perfect Curt Hennig) with Wade Boggs, a fantastic baseball player for the New York Yankees. He met a lot of ex-NFL or college football players who became wrestlers, and he learned about the sport through them.
He also loved loved power-lifting and strongman competitions.
Always curious, how much of Bulldog’s iconic braids were real and how much were extensions? Did he like them? Were they hard to upkeep?
They started out short with extensions and over the years he grew his hair to be quite long. So, in the beginning it seemed like a mullet, short hair (actual length) on top and the longer hair in the back was long enough to braid hair extensions in.
He had naturally curly hair. He liked the look but when he moved to England in 1994 to be with his mum and dad for a while, there was no one around up in his hometown or surrounding area (Wigan) who did that kind of braiding.
So he stopped, and the hair you see him with at SS 1994 in Chicago (cage match between his brothers-in-law Bret and Owen) was his actual length, with an inch or two of dead split ends cut off.
Did Davey’s family ever venture to the states and or stampede to watch him wrestle?
Yes, they travelled abroad to Calgary and to Tampa many times. They loved Tampa because of the beaches and relatively short flying time, compared to flying to Calgary.
They were always proud of Davey and were treated like royalty by wrestlers and promotions.
When Davey was in WCW were there any talks of him joining the NWO? I bet he loved being a baby face again! I was so happy.
No, there were not. Would have been cool though. I think Bret Hart felt they needed to stay united.
Did Davey as young David in WOS tell you any good memories of giant Haystacks or Les Kellet? I wish Davey and Lochness/ haystacks did something together when they were in WCW.
He did have fun with both of them. Giant Haystacks came to Canada and worked with Davey in Stampede Wrestling in summer of 1982, I believe.
How did It come about for Lennox Lewis to carry the British flag on Davis’s ring walk at SummerSlam - Wembley Stadium?
Lennox was a super boxer and ready to on the boxing world at that time, like Davey. They both had ties to Canada and of course the UK. It seemed like a good fit. Lennox was really cool in Davey’s eyes.
Bulldog was one of my all-time favourite wrestlers. He had natural ability and was very good in the ring. I vaguely remember him on ITV on World of Sports. Now roll on to 1997 the Montreal Screwjob, how to Bulldog react to the incident? He was pals with HBK and Bret being family did he ever talk about it and did he regret living WWE at that time.
He did regret leaving WWF at that time, he said later, after being in WCW for just a month. Davey had a fine relationship with HBK and HHH, and actually it was out of pure loyalty to Bret that he left WWF, even paying a $100,000US fine to get out of his WWF contact so he could be loyal to Bret.
WWF was home to Davey and Stu Hart as well. Stu got on well everywhere but his roots with the McMahons were decades deep of good relations.
Did Davey ever meet TJ Wilson/Tyson Kidd?
Yes, Davey was actually like a father to TJ growing up, and TJ also lived with us. TJ and Davey were very close, and trained everyday together.
Why was Davey billed as being from Leeds earlier in his career, but later as from Manchester? And is there any plan to introduce a charity or something similar in his name?
The Dynamite Kid was already billed out of Manchester and his Manager John Foley was billed out of Liverpool prior to Davey coming to stampede wrestling in 1981. So not too confused things Davey was billed out of Leeds England.
He was later billed out of Manchester when he returned to WWF as a singles fighter.
So far, any charities we have been involved with relate to rescuing Bulldogs. The Florida Bulldog Rescue Is one we have been supporting through sales of our bulldog shirts. We hope to expand as we expand ourselves and if it happens to do with saving Bulldogs in other places, those might be ideas to think about.
What do you think the story line between Harry and Davey would have been. I can see it now “Harry and Davey in a tag match, and tired of being in his dads shadow he attacks his own father after the match.” Not being disrespectful at all just I feel it would’ve been a heck of a story line.
That would be awesome! Davey would definitely be the good guy and Harry would be spoiled son who can’t take living in his father’s shadow. I wish I could see my dad here to make that happen. It would be an awesome match.
Your family still lives in the UK or America at the moment?
My brother and I live in Tampa and our mom is in Calgary. Most of Davey’s family like his father and brother and sister are still in England a lot of my cousins on my dad side are still there too.
Was Davey upset with Lex for leaving mid-angle without telling him?
No Davey wasn’t upset with Lex for leaving. Lex kept it a secret until it actually happened and Davey saw Lex live on WCW TV they had a long talk about it afterwards and Davey never held it against him and he and Lex always had that bond the forged when they were tag-team… Friends till the end.
Who were Davey’s pro wrestling influences/heroes?
Influences: Dynamite Kid, Pat Roach, Billy Riley, Big Daddy, Mark Rocco, Mick McManus, Billy Robinson, Ted Betley, Brian Maxine. Heroes: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sly Stallone, Geoff Capes, Bill Kazmaier, Hulk Hogan.
Did Davey and Jim Cornette get along? What did he think of Jim? Have you or Harry ever met him?
Davey and Jim got on quite well. When Davey, Diana, Owen, Jim Cornette and Clarence Mason were working together, it was some of Davey’s funnest and happiest times.
Who do you think the British bulldog favourite’s wrestler would have been?
Not sure who that would have been. Maybe would liked to have worked with Hulk Hogan as much as anyone in his day.
How did Davey feel about doing promos?
Davey was good at promos, enjoyed them. Liked them best when the promos pertained to something he was excited about.
Being a Chef and fan of Davey's from childhood, it would have been a dream to cook for him. What were some of his favorite meals?
He loved the good old British cooking, and also loved East Indian food. He pretty much ate everything, but didn’t eat wild game or anything exotic. Beef, pork, seafood, chicken were the meats/protein sources he would eat quite happily. His loved simple things like a toasted cheese butty. One of his favourite home cooked meals was his mum’s bacon, fried eggs, beans, tomatoes and several rounds of toast, accompanied with a hot cup of tea. He loved to try different tastes and ways that a chef would prepare food for him. I’m sure you would have made him a really delicious meal! Oh yes, he loved warm apple pie with chocolate ice cream.
Did Davey have an opinion on hardcore wrestling.... ECW, FMW, and so on? It’s so sad we lost him but a saving grace in a way that he never had to witness CZW or any stuff like that.
Davey was invited to join the UWF in Japan around 1993. It was a shoot-fight promotion. Davey regretted his decision to join WCW rather than go to UWF. He would have done very well in any shoot-fight league as he was a combative fighter, trained in Billy Riley’s Snake Pit in Wigan, and became extremely respected, along with his cousin and tag partner Dynamite Kid when they fought many shoot fights in Japan during the 1980s.
What was Davey’s relationship like with Stu and Helen?
Davey got on brilliantly with his in-laws. There was great love amongst them. Davey attended Jazzercise classes with Helen on a regular basis, and enjoyed coffee with her after class. He always said Jazzercise was a “hell of a workout” and admired Mrs. Hart, as he always referred to her as, for doing so well in class. Stu and Davey had lots in common with their elite athleticism and incredible natural strength. Stu truly enjoyed watching Davey wrestle and said the Wembley match between Davey and Bret was his favourite recorded match of all time. Stu and Helen loved the grandchildren Davey and Diana produced and thought they were the perfect family, always proud to have them around.
Winston or Matilda if you had to choose. I know it may be hard so my apologies.
I can’t choose! That‘s a good question though!
If you could see Davey wrestle 1 more match, who would you chose to be his opponent?
Weird as this might sound, I’d love to have seen Harry work with Davey. Also loved to have seen Hulk and Davey wrestle. Current wrestlers, maybe Randy Orton, or Drew. There are so many great workers out there though, it would have been great to have had more.
I come from Ireland and growing up as a wrestling fan, there haven't been many Irish people in the world of Professional Wrestling for me to look up to so seeing someone like Davey, come from the UK, make a name for himself in the business and solidify his presence as a Hall of Famer and icon of the sport is truly inspirational. He had an amazing physique during his career. How much did he weigh during his main run with the WWE? How many calories did he have to intake each day to maintain his incredible physique? Congrats on the upcoming HOF induction, long overdue!
Thanks! I agree with your comments, not just because they are nice to hear, but Davey is absolutely deserving of them! He was incredible! He weighed about 255lbs during his main run. He put on more size and also trimmed down, depending on where he was living and what his goals with his training were at the time. He never really got small, even if he was ill or injured, because he earned his weight, strength and size with hours and hours and hours in the gym, and really tried to make gains in his strength with every workout.
He ate a lot of protein, but did enjoy his pizza and chocolate cake (there was always a birthday for someone around the Hart/Smith family, lol). He ate about 5000 calories a day, sometimes very high in protein, low in sugar and bad fat if he was at home. On the road, sometimes during long road trips or TV tapings, he would just be happy eat, and often a good pizza hit the spot.
When did the British bulldog debut in the WWF
I believe he debuted in late fall of 1984, as a singles wrestler.
What was Davey's favourite match from his time in world of sport?
I’m not sure, but I recall that he was really over the moon when he and Big Daddy won the tag team belts. Davey was pretty young at that time, maybe only 16 or 17.
As someone whose lost a parent, if I can ask what’s the one thing you miss most?
I think the one thing I miss the most is just not being able to call my dad, and not being able to sit down and have a conversation with him. I wish so much I could ask my dad for advice.
I know your dad never had any himself but what was his opinion on tattoos? Did he ever plan to get any done or was he not really a fan of them?
My dad was actually a big fan of tattoos. everyone in his family had tattoos except for him. He was wanting to get a tattoo of Harry’s and my name on his forearm, and I told him I didn’t want him to do that because I didn’t think it would look right on him. So, he didn’t do it.
Did Davey enjoy his time in Japan?
Yes, he did. Enjoy his time. He loved the culture and enjoyed the food. He was treated like a god over there. He got introduced to sushi over there, and at first he hated it. But then loved it!
What was Davey’s inspiration to use the running PowerSlam?
He wanted to do something that many guys could do, or could do well. That could showcase his strength.
What’s your favourite action figure of your dad?
My favorite action figure would probably be his new one with Matilda that’s coming out in the fall! I love it!
Sorry if these are too sensitive but how was (if there was one) Davey's relationship with Tom after the split? Also, did Davey ever talk about his steroid use? I've heard other wrestlers note (later of course) that they felt pressure to use and felt very conflicted with the scenario and difficult position they were put in as a result. Again, sorry if these are off limits, I truly have nothing but respect for your dad and beyond the ring, he certainly had an amazing life. Thank you for all you do.
No not offended by your questions. In regards to Tom’s and Davey relationship- Tom was very cold with Davey when they were both offered a chance to go back to WWF, and Dynamite flat out refused, so Davey went his own way returning. They never spoke or saw each other again after that. As far as steroids- we never heard Davey felt pressured to use them. Anything he did use was to help him get recover from injuries.
Do we like Davey’s long hair flow or short hair look better?
I liked his short hair, and my mom can’t decide!
Congratulations on being in the class of 2020 WWE HALL OF FAME. My question is which is your favorite match of all time?
Thank you very much! Favourite match would be Summer Slam 1992, in Wembley Stadium that seated over 80,000 people. Where Davey beat Bret for the intercontinental title in his home country of England. Best match ever!
Davey had some great matches with the Warlord who was a monster too. Did Davey train with the Warlord? Has he got some good stories of their time together? And has any of Davey’s family kept in touch with him? Thanks in advance.
We’ve seen him at a few differ events, and he looks great! Davey loved him like a brother and they did train together. Davey loved training with him. Warlord was/is super strong, and a super nice guy. He’s also a huge animal lover as Davey was as well. One funny tidbit- Davey, Warlord, and Animal took pride in not being able to wear the blood pressure cuffs, because it could never fit around their arms!
The known feud between Bret and Shawn Michaels was well publicised . Davey obviously had loyalty to Bret, but also had some amazing matches with Shawn.... was there any backstage real-life animosity between Davey and Shawn?
Absolutely not! Davey always respected Shawn, and saw Shawn as one of the best, hardest working guy, and an asset to the wrestling business.
I am probably one of many who thinks Davey should’ve been a World Champion at least once in his career (imo 1995 looked like a great time period) My Question is since Davey was great as a babyface and a heel If he had that one World Championship run would he have been a better Face or Heel Champion and why?! Excellent website for an Excellent performer!!!!
We like to think of him as a baby face world champion. But he could’ve done great as either! He also would’ve been fine to be a heel or baby face world champion. He wouldn’t have questioned it. And yes, he should been works champion!
Bulldog, what was your favorite moment in your career?
Davey had stated that his favorite moment in his career when he main evented against his brother in law Bret Hart at Wembley Stadium. He beat Bret for the WWF Intercontinental title in front of over 80,000 fans in London England for Summerslam 1992.
What wrestling match was the British Bulldog’s favorite? Also, does Harry Smith plans to go back into wrestling and the WWE? In closing, I’ve always been a British Bulldog fan.
He had lots of favorite matches, he loved Wembley Stadium, and wrestling Owen in Berlin. He also loved working with Ric Flair. A favorite match of his would be wrestling Bill Kazmaier in Calgary for Stampede Wrestling. It was a one off match, Vince McMahon let Davey have, as he was under contract with WWF at the time. It was Bill’s very first professional match. Davey felt it was a privilege to wrestle the world’s strongest man.
Have you ever thought to be a wrestler like your dad?
I had no desire to be a wrestler growing up. Never had the urge or inclination to pursue it. However, I tip my hat and give high respect to anyone who wants to pursue wrestling!
Who would be your dream opponent to face in a match?
Davey’s dream opponent would’ve been Hulk Hogan.
In 1995 how did Davey feel about turning heel ? And how did you and Harry feel about your dad's heel turn at that time?
It was a good and progressive change for Davey. He was good with it, and was always open to changes. Especially if he thought it would help the business. Harry and I were ok with it. I always w joyed my dad being a baby face though personally!
What wrestling match was the British Bulldog’s favorite? Also, does Harry Smith plans to go back into wrestling and the WWE?
Davey’s favourite match was Summerslam 92, or wrestling Owen. In regards to Harry going back to WWE... Never say never!... Thank you for your continued love and support for Davey!
In some post Georgia mentions not having a lot of her father’s Ring Gear anymore. Can I ask what happened to it?
Unfortunately, in Davey’s last days, the people Davey was involved with took liberties with Davey’s belongings, and likely sold them after he died. No one reached out to Harry, Georgia or our family when Davey died, and never accounted to us for what happened to his things, or to Davey, in his last hours of his life.
Did Davey ever wrestle Giant Haystacks or Big Daddy? Did he tell you if he could lift them?
Davey wrestled with them, but not against them. I don’t recall him ever needing to pick them up because they were partners.
Did Davey Boy aka British Bulldog enjoy his first run in WCW? I loved his feuds Vader and Rick Rude in the company. They are all Legends.
Yes, he enjoyed wrestling there for the most part. He looked at it as a refreshing change, and had a lot of confidence. He really liked wrestling with rick rude and they has some great matches in Germany.
Did Davey ever know he was talked about being the third man at Bash At The Beach 1996 and did Davey ever talk about the NWO?
No, I don’t know because he wasn’t in WCW in 1996. He never really said a lot about the NWO.
Other than the short match on smackdown, did Davey have any other matches with the Big Bossman and how did they get on behind the scenes?
I don’t recall them wrestling each other before that, but Davey and Ray (aka Big Bossman) got along really well!
Did Davey manage to visit his family when touring with the WWF?
Yes, Davey did meet up with his family as often as he could. Water he went up to Golborne, or got them travel down to London for instance. He tried to see them as often as he could.
Which was Davey’s favourite place to wrestle?
Davey’s favourite location to wrestle would probably be going back home to the UK or Calgary, or Florida. Company wise, WWF would be his favorite place to wrestle.
Which was Davey’s favourite type of music to workout to?
He liked rock and roll and also liked dance music to work out to. Any kind of music that had energy.
When Davey has down time on the road or home, what were some of his hobbies? I’ve read he was a huge video game fan.
Yes, Davey liked playing his video games, working out, riding his Harley, jet skiing, swimming, and watching action films like Terminator, Braveheart, Gone in 60 seconds. He also loved going to theme parks and going on rides. He was an adrenaline junkie!
Which European football team did Davey support and who was his football hero?
Davey shotted Manchester United. I don’t know if any football? Davey also enjoyed rugby, and liked English rugby player Vince Karalius who played for Widnes and Wigan.
Who was Davey's favourite British wrestler?
My question is for you Georgia. What is your favorite British Bulldog Match and why?
I’m going to say my dad vs. The Rock because their size, their dynamic, their histories, their chemistry, and in-ring personas made for it to be the perfect feud.
Who trained Davey Boy for the ring?
Did Davey openly show interest in being a world champion or was he happy with where he was in his career?
He was interested in reaching the top of any promotion he worked in and wanted to be the best in everything.
What was Davey’s favorite shows/movies/video games to watch and play?
Davey liked Mario, Donkey Kong, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Doom, Rocky movies, Terminator, Austin Powers, The Wedding Singer, Braveheart, Fawlty Towers, The Simpson’s- to name a few!
Did Davey ever wrestle the Ultimate Warrior?
No, he did not.
Did Davey have any stories about the Ultimate Warrior
I don’t recall Davey and The Ultimate Warrior wrestling together. Davey loved training with The Ultimate Warrior, and remembered The Ultimate Warrior would even get up in the middle of the night to train when he couldn’t sleep. Davey admired The Ultimate Warriors dedication to training.
What was the best rib Davey played?
When Davey and Owen put Henry Godwin’s goats in Vince’s office, and they ate and shredded all of Vince’s office.
I had some questions I always wondered. Why did Davey Boy decide to cut his hair, I loved his braided hair. Why did Davey Boy change to jeans and boots instead of his normal attire of the Union Jack pants or trunks when he turned heel? And last Why did Davey stop using Rule Britannia for his music when he was a heel.
Davey cut his hair short because Bret said his hair was starting to look too much like his, and suggested for Davey to cut it. Davey wanted a different look and a new image, which was quite aggressive. Like a ‘darker side’ of Davey. WWF sent him costume designs of him wearing various jeans and his magnum boots, which fit the bill Davey was looking for at the time. That went for his music as well.
Why did Davey Boy decide to cut his hair? His braided hair was so cool.
He stopped doing his braids because he couldn’t find anyone nearby in England who could do his braids. When he cut his hair short, Bret said his hair was starting to look too much like his, and suggested for Davey to cut it.
Outside of Hart family, who would Davey spend the most time with while he was on the road?
Outside of the Hart family, Davey would road with/travel with The Warlord, Steve Blackman, Bart Gunn, and Bob Holly.
Was Davey particularly religious?
Davey’s family were and are catholic. Davey believed in God, but he didn’t attend a particular church. Davey’s father Sid is apart of the Golborne Catholic Church. His sister Tracy who passed away was also apart of it as well.
Did Davey have any sports idols & what sports teams did he support?
Davey played European football, cricket, rugby. There was a cricket field just beyond his house.
Did Davey have any pre-match or post-match rituals?
Davey liked to have a coffee, used the resistance bands/tubes to stretch and do biceps and squats with the resistance tubes.
How many sets and reps did Davey do on his workouts? Did he do the cardio after his workout?
When Davey got really lean, when he came back to the WWE, he was doing higher reps-like 15/12/10/8 and 4 sets per exercise. He would do cardio after his weight training.
Did Davey ever live in Liverpool?
Davey was born and raised in Golborne, which is a village near the town Warrington. But, Liverpool was close and easy to travel to from Golborne, and went there often.
How was able to carry over the exact same WWF/WWE music to every other promotion while Bret couldn’t?
Since Davey used the British national anthem, its a public domain song.
Did Davey have a good relationship with Andre, or ever share any stories about the experience?
He and Andre got on great; knew each other from Calgary and England. Andre was good friends with a lot of the old English boys, so Andre kind of got Davey and the British style. Davey said Andre liked to talk about Bugs Bunny cartoons and Davey knew many of them so they had that to laugh about. Davey said Andre was great in Paris when they did early 90s WWF shows there.
Is there a wrestler Davey wished he had a match with but never did?
Did Davey have any hobbies that his fans aren’t aware of?
He did enjoy gardening. His mum had a really nice rose garden with pear trees.
He liked astronomy and star gazing; finding the constellations.
Did Davey ever regret turning heel?
He got into the role more when he was with Owen.
What was Davey's favourite holiday destination?
Disney World and Santa Monica, California
What was Davey's favourite way to relax? Did he, or the family have a favourite TV show? Was there any British things that introduced to the family?
Video games, swimming, watching “Fawlty Towers.” He enjoyed working on his Harley, and gardening. But, was not home enough in Tampa to look after it like his mum Joyce showed him. Reading Muscle and Fitness and Flex Magazines.