Harry Smith currently wrestles in Japan with New Japan Pro Wrestling under the moniker of Davey Boy Smith Jr.
The current NWA Tag Team Champion wrestled in the WWE under the name of David Hart Smith back in the 2000's for a five-year period that ultimately saw him released in 2011 when his stable with Natalya and Tyson Kidd as The Hart Dynasty fizzled out into nothing.
Rant at McMahon
But four years later, Smith still hasn't exactly forgiven Vince McMahon and the WWE for letting him go so easily.
According to a recent report from WrestlingInc.com, the 29-year old Smith hit out at the WWE in rant on his personal Facebook page, which he actually tagged Stephanie McMahon in as well. Smith later deleted the rant then re-uploaded it without the McMahon tagged.
"Well I love to hear how WWE doesn't like hiring talent with "prior experience" since their awesome system can "develop" and gel guys into what they want them to be," Smith wrote in his rant.
Smith then compared the situation to Dana White and UFC, saying that they don't just go around and pick up fighters off the street who don't have any experience in an Octagon, but they fit 'the look' of a star that the company wants.
"I'm pretty sure Dana White is doing the same....Dana probably routes around in his Hummer and purposely and intentionally picks out guys who have never been in a scrap before," Smith went on to add. "Because the UFC can teach them and make them a great fighter. Completely forgot about their past and all that because the experts know. Just word of the day ;)"
It's hard to see what Smith's point really is in all of this. Apart from Roman Reigns, it's hard to think of any current stars in the WWE that have been hand picked by the company for stardom that didn't star on the Indie scene for years.
Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk. Jamie Noble and Kevin Steen are five current/former WWE employees that have all hired following spells as Ring of Honor World Champion. That's just the start. In NXT right now you have Steen, Finn Balor, Sami Zayn, Adrian Neville and more that have all spent years on the indie circuit before being finally picked up by the WWE.
In all honesty, something like NXT would be perfect for Smith himself. It's a real shame that it wasn't around back in 2007 when he was a fresh-faced 21-year old first breaking onto the scene with little mic skills to go with his in-ring ability.