After years of lobbying, the iconic British performer is set to be immortalised over WrestleMania 36 weekend.
WWE has finally confirmed what many fans have been waiting for – ‘The British Bulldog’ Davey Boy Smith will be inducted into this year’s WWE Hall of Fame.
The announcement was made on the latest episode of After The Bell with Corey Graves.
This has been a long time coming, with fans, and even members of the Smith family, lobbying and campaigning to get the former WWF Intercontinental Champion into the HOF, and that dream will now be realised.
Making his debut in 1978 in Brian Dixon’s All Star Promotions also known as ‘World of Sport’, he found fame teaming with his older cousin ‘Dynamite Kid’ Tom Billington. He wrestled for Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling before he went to WWF as one-half of ‘The British Bulldogs’ with Billington.
He won the WWF Tag Team Championships with Billington before striking out on his own, winning the WWF Intercontinental Championship at Wembley Stadium during SummerSlam 92. He had three stints with the WWF, winning the tag titles a second time, the WWF Hardcore Title and becoming a two-time WWF European Champion.
He also wrestled for ECW, All Japan and two stints in WCW. It was during his time during WCW where he suffered a back injury that ultimately led to the end of his wrestling career.
Smith passed away in 2002 from a heart attack.
The WWE Hall of Fame takes place on April 2nd, 2020 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.