Davey Boy Smith Jr, son of WWE Hall of Famer the British Bulldog, signed a new contract with WWE last year. He competed in just one dark match and was never heard from again. WWE had interesting plans for his character as well.
While speaking with Liam Alexander-Stewart of Inside the Ropes, Davey Boy Smith Jr. revealed that WWE planned for him to debut as the Stampede Stud on Friday Night Smackdown.
“John Cone said “the next time you are going to come to SmackDown it’s going to be your debut”, you did really good [in your dark match], Vince really liked it”
So I was like, great, I’ll just wait and then they asked me to do a dark match in Tampa and they were going to do some backstage vignettes with me and my father’s leather vest.
They were going to show that for the documentary, and then luck be have it I ended up having COVID, really bad, so I was kind of out of commission for about three weeks or a month.
Then I was kind of forgotten about, I came to TV one or two times… I was waiting to come back and then they called and Johnny [ Laurinaitis] said he wasn’t a fan of it [his release], he wasn’t happy with the list of names he was given but it wasn’t from him.
I don’t know what they were waiting for, the only thing I was told was, I was going to be debuting on SmackDown and they were going to call me ‘The Stampede Stud’.
It just never happened, it wasn’t my fault. I showed up more than in shape. I saw Vince and he was like “oh you’re looking good kid”.
Davey Boy Smith Jr. is still willing to make a return to WWE despite his short run. Smith is set to partner up with Doug Williams to challenge La Rebelión (Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf) for the NWA World Tag Team Titles at the June 11th NWA Alwayz Ready PPV event. We’ll have to see whether he will return to WWE in the future or not.