Davey Boy Smith Jr., the son of the legendary British Bulldog, has finally broken his silence on where his future may lay after departing Major League Wrestling.
Prior to Smith’s MLW contract expiring in December 2020, there was much furore about where he would sign next in order to continue what has been a successful and notable career thus far.
Spotted at a party hosted by inaugural AEW World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, the star confirmed that he had held talks with Tony Khan about a possible jump to Jacksonville before details were released of him collaborating with WWE over his father’s WWE Icons documentary to air on the company’s Network.
For two months, the star has kept devotees second guessing about where he’s going to show up next but has finally given a huge hint that his future may lay with WWE in a recent interview with British newspaper, The Metro:
“There’s been quite a bit of interest and a little bit of back and forth talk with myself and the company. I think that the plan – or what they were hoping – was for me to come to NXT UK. But unfortunately right now because of COVID, those doors are kind of locked, we’ll see.
There has been interest in me going to NXT down here in Orlando. I live down here in Tampa, Florida, so I’ve just been feeling things out, trying to get a lay of the land, so to speak. We’re discussing and talking. I can’t exactly say anything for sure, but there’ve been talks.”
While his connection to World Wrestling Entertainment is strong with his cousin Natalya currently performing on Friday Night SmackDown, his former partner and best friend Tyson Kidd working as a producer for the company and his father ready to finally be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Smith admitted that his entry into the company wasn’t a done deal and there were other places he could go:
“There’s other places, but with my father’s Hall of Fame induction, maybe that’s a good idea, to go back to WWE – whichever brand or roster it is. It’s just not an any decision to make. I know Natalya is on SmackDown. I could very well go there. NXT down here is certainly a good place to get re-established.
There’s a hell of a lot of talent down there like [Karrion] Kross, [Tim] Thatcher – Finn Balor, who I’ve wrestled in New Japan Pro Wrestling before. We’re just gonna have to wait and see what’s the best choice.”
While Davey Boy makes a decision on his future, he will step back into the ring at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport IV on February 13 against Calvin Tankman.
Credit for the interview and transcription: The Metro