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Jake Roberts Drops Charges Against Harry Smith, Smith Apologizes for Attack on Roberts at WrestleCon

April 29, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

F4WOnline.com reports that Harry Smith (aka Davey Boy Smith Jr. and son of late wrestler Davey Boy Smith, the British Bulldog) and Jake Roberts have settled their differences after a recent phone conversation. Additionally, Roberts has agreed to drop all charges over the incident at WrestleCon, where Smith threw coffee onto Roberts’ face. Roberts was taking part in an autograph session when Smith walked up to him and reportedly threw a cup of hot coffee onto his face.

According to the report, Roberts agreed to drop all charges on Monday over the incident. Smith was upset about things Roberts had said about British Bulldog on a podcast with late WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper. WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart later arranged a phone conversation between the two for them to talk things out.

Both privately apologized to each other, and Smith agreed to post a public apology, which you can see on his Twitter account below. Smith wrote the following:

“I’d like to announce publicly and officially that I spoke with Jake Roberts on the phone today and we squashed heat we have for what happened at the WrestleCon event. I apologized and said I would apologize publicly as Jake agreed he would be dropping any charges pressed against me. I’m a man of my word and I’d like to say sorry to any fans that I stressed with this situation also. I wish Jake all the best and glad that we squashed the heat. I actually had spoken to Roddy Piper before he passed away about the podcast Jake and he did. I’m certainly glad we worked things out, as Roddy died [not] long after.”