WWE producer Tyson Kidd says he’s been trying to get Davey Boy Smith Jr back to WWE ever since he left in August 2011.
Appearing on That 90’s Wrestling Podcast, Kidd, real name, TJ Wilson, said that he’s hopeful that the second generation star will return to WWE.
Davey Boy Smith Jr initially signed with WWE back in 2006, appearing in OVW and Florida Championship Wrestling. The son of the legendary British Bulldog later made his debut on the main roster in 2007.
Smith went on to team with Kidd and Natalya, appearing as the Hart Dynasty, claiming tag team gold on two occasions.
During the interview, Kidd said that he believed that both his partner and WWE have changed in the time that they’ve been apart.
“I don’t know anything officially,” Kidd said. “He’s been gone for a decade and I’ve been trying to get him back the entire time. I think Harry has changed a lot in the last 10 years and I think WWE has changed a lot in the last 10 years.
“Hopefully both will be happily surprised with how much the other has changed, and I hope it goes down. Hopefully the pandemic has forced Harry’s hand [laughing]. That’s how I’m looking at it.”
Before arriving in WWE Kidd trained at Stu Hart’s Dungeon and became close with the Hart family. Kidd went on to recall a hilarious story from his days on holiday with Smith, his legendary father, Smith’s mother Diana and Smith’s sister Georgia.
“We were in Spain… Davey and Diana were staying in a hotel room and myself, Harry and Georgia were staying in a room below them, directly below them. And I was down at the pool and Harry and Georgia came down. I’m used to hotels now, but at the time I didn’t know anything about them, other than the doors lock automatically. I knew this but Harry and Georgia didn’t know this. And they didn’t bring the key so our key is locked in there. And the manager of this hotel already hates us because we keep running into the hotel and back to the pool and getting water everywhere.
“Our balcony is open, so Davey gets the idea to tie two bedsheets together and lower me from his balcony to our balcony to get to open the door to get the key. So in Alicante, Spain, or Benidorm, Davey is lowering me from one balcony to the other on the 6th or 7th floor of the hotel. So if there were people in the opposite building looking, it looks like we were breaking into a hotel room. It’s was like Mission: Impossible stuff. And he bought me a pair of Nike’s for it [laughing].”
Following Smith’s departure from WWE, Kidd went on to appear in NXT for teaming up with Cesaro. Kidd retired from active competition in June 2015 after suffering a serious neck injury.
Tyson Kidd currently works backstage as a producer.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.