Former WWE wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr. credit his “years of grappling” within the ring for serving to him save a lady’s life.
Smith – whose actual identify is Harry Smith – took to Fb on Sunday to share how he had “saved a lady as we speak from leaping off a bridge” in Canada.
“Thanks to my years of grappling for saving this lady. Life is treasured,” he captioned the put up on Twitter, together with images from the incident.
“When driving up 16th Avenue previous bowness street in Calgary I noticed a lady crying and hanging off the bridge with somebody attempting to speak to her. I finished and jumped the barricade and tried speaking to the lady,” Smith recalled in his Fb put up.
“She was crying and an emotional mess and threatening to leap if I received nearer,” Smith wrote. “With individuals on the bottom waving her to not soar I made a decision to seize a maintain of her and never take any possibilities. She began to slip and need to go extra as I grabbed a maintain her.
“Fortunately my years of grappling and self protection I knew the way to seize her HARD and the way to pull her up from hanging off and leaping,” he detailed.
The girl additionally claimed to have a gun, based on Smith, who received on prime of her and held her down till police arrived as seen in one of many images.
“She was crying and stated she simply needed a hug. However as a lot as I needed to hug her I informed her I couldn’t hug her as a result of she stated she had a gun,” the wrestler continued.
“I informed her ‘Miss your not going to maneuver until I would like you to, I’m an professional grappler and your [sic] not going to shoot me. We’ll get you assist life is a treasured factor and I’m right here to assist that will help you.’”
On Monday, authorities confirmed to World Information that Smith’s retelling of the incident was correct, and the unidentified girl was taken by police to a hospital for a psychological well being analysis.
In a follow-up put up, Smith thanked mates and followers for his or her constructive messages and reactions.
“For me saving somebody’s life is the best accomplishment I’ve ever made, and meant greater than profitable any championships in Wrestling,” he wrote on Fb.
“Folks ought to by no means be afraid to ask for assist in the event that they want it. And it is best to by no means refuse a hand to assist someone in want. Spend time with individuals that basically care about you and love you. Stand tall, be proud and be YOU!” he stated.