David Hart Smith joined WWE in 2006 and appeared on television in 2007. He is best known thus far for his work in the Hart Dynasty tag team, alongside Tyson Kidd and Natalya. They debuted on ECW in 2009 as a heel faction, and along with Kidd and Natalya, Smith was soon drafted over to Smackdown.
They began to build further momentum on the blue brand and found themselves facing D-Generation X for the then-Unified Tag Team titles that same year. After remaining quiet for the next few months, the Dynasty effectively turned face at WrestleMania 26 by helping out Bret Hart in his match with Vince McMahon.
The pair then went on to win and in September lose the WWE Tag Team titles. Eventually Kidd turned on Smith, pointlessly splitting the only established tag team in WWE at the time.
Since a couple of one-on-one's with Kidd, Smith has barely appeared on television and has remained on the Raw roster following the 2011 Draft.
What has been holding Smith back, in my opinion, is his lack of charisma in the ring.
Sure he shows a bit of aggression, but nearly of all them do that. I can't remember the last time he spoke on the mic, but I never remember him being all too special there either.
His in-ring work is solid and can be built upon. The guy is only 25, so age is certainly on his side.
But I can't see where Smith can fit into the roster and where exactly he can stand out. His chances of survival in WWE are slim, slimmer than Tyson Kidd's for certain.
Survival Chance (beyond six months): 20 percent