Former WWE star Davey Boy Smith Jr, the son of wrestling icon the British Bulldog, is wanted by police after allegedly throwing hot coffee in the face another wrestler.
The wrestler, whose real name is Harry Smith, 32, is wanted by police in New Orleans after he allegedly attacked Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, 62, while at WrestleCon earlier this month.
The blow took place on April 7 while Roberts was signing autographs.
Wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr, left, is wanted by New Orleans police for simple battery after he threw coffee in the face of Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, right
Smith – whose real name is Harry Smith, 32 – (pictured top above) confronted Roberts for comments he made about his late father wrestling legend the British Bulldog
Smith, pictured above in 2011, threw coffee at Robert’s face after he said ‘F*** off’ on April 7
Smith reportedly approached him, the two got into an altercation, then Smith threw a cup of coffee at him and fled the scene.
The incident took place the day before Wrestlemania 34.
The New Orleans Police Department released a statement on the battery incident.
‘The NOPD is investigating a simple battery incident that occurred on April 7, 2018 in the 500 block of Canal Street. The victim told police that at about 11am, he was signing autographs at the location when he was approached by a known subject, later identified as Harry Smith,’ the report said.
The penalty for battery in Louisiana can be up to six months of jail time or a fine of up to $1,000.
Speaking to WrestleZone, Smith admitted to the incident.
He said that Roberts refused to apologize to him for ‘disparaging comments’ he made about his late father The British Bulldog aka Davey Boy Smith, whose career flourished in the 1980s to 2000s, in several podcasts.
Smith confronted him about the comments and Roberts refused to talk engage in conversation, inciting Smith to ask Roberts to step outside so the two could settle the matter with a fight.
Roberts, pictured with a snake above, was a former wrestling star. He had made negative comments about the British Bulldog on several podcasts, inciting Smith’s anger
The British Bulldog also known as Davey Boy Smith was famous in the World Wrestling federation from the 1980s to 2000s. He passed in 2002
Roberts then began to sweat and said ‘F*** off’.
That’s when Smith threw the cup of hot coffee. Smith added that Robert’s daughter tried to fight him.
‘Jake and his daughter were acting inappropriate and wanted to start a scene,’ he said to WrestleZone.
He added that he also was upset with Roberts because he had allegedly offered Smith drugs at WrestleCon in 2012.
Smith was a fighter in the WWE from April 2006 to 2011. He rejoined the New Japan Pro-Wrestling group last year.