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Professional wrestler Harry Smith, who currently competes for New Japan Pro Wrestling as Davey Boy Smith Jr. and formerly in WWE as David Hart Smith, reportedly talked a Calgary woman out of a suicide attempt this past weekend.

Smith shared a post on his Facebook explaining the incident, which police confirmed to Global News in Canada.

Smith wrote that he was driving in Calgary and noticed a young woman “crying and hanging off the bridge with someone trying to talk to her.” He decided to pull over and talk to her, but she threatened to jump if he moved closer.

“With people on the ground waving her not to jump I decided to grab a hold of her and not take any chances. She started to slide and want to go more as I grabbed a hold her. Luckily my years of grappling and self defense I knew how to grab her HARD and how to pull her up from hanging off and jumping.”

Along with threatening to jump, the woman also claimed she had a gun, which led Smith to pull her from the edge and kept her pinned down until authorities arrived to transport her to a local hospital and perform a mental health evaluation.

“She was crying and said she just wanted a hug. But as much as I wanted to hug her I told her I couldn’t hug her because she said she had a gun.

I told her ‘Miss your not going to move unless I want you to, I’m an expert grappler and your [sic] not going to shoot me. We will get you help life is a precious thing and I’m here to help to help you.’”

The story has since gained the attention of numerous mainstream outlets including People, Rolling Stone and USA Today.

Smith’s cousin and former manager, WWE SmackDown Women’s champion Natalya also shared the news of the wrestler’s heroic effort on Twitter.

Smith, the son of legendary wrestler “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith and Diana Hart-Smith — the daughter of former Stampede Wrestling founder Stu Hart — is a multi-time former WWE Tag Team Champion alongside Tyson Kidd as part of the “Hart Dynasty,” both of whom were trained in his grandfather’s “Hart Dungeon.”

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