Davey Boy Smith Jr, son of the legendary WWE Hall of Famer ‘The British Bulldog’,
made his shock return to the WWE during a dark match ahead of tonight’s edition of
SmackDown, that features the return of fans for the first time in almost 18 months.
Davey Boy Smith Jr ended his ten-year hiatus from the WWE making his return in a
dark match teaming with NXT Superstar Austin Theory to take on the debuting duo
of Odyssey Jones and Xyon Quinn.
Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp revealed on Twitter that the 35-year-old made his entrance
before the cameras started rolling on the main show in Houston, Texas.
And that was his first match for Vince McMahon’s company since he was released
a decade ago in 2011.
It comes just months after he told the Metro that both AEW and WWE were on his
agenda after Covid scuppered a run in NXT UK.
He said: “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
lay of the land, so to speak.
“We’re discussing and talking. I can’t exactly say anything for sure, but there’ve been
His English father the ‘Bulldog’, real name Davey Boy Smith, died aged just 39 in 2002
while on vacation in British Columbia.