It has been reported that “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. As always, the Hall Of Fame ceremony will be held over WrestleMania weekend which is being held in Tampa, Florida.
Dave Meltzer made the report on his Wrestling Observer Radio. He mentioned that there’s no word on when WWE will announce Smith’s induction or who will induct him. But Meltzer stressed that the induction has been confirmed.
VIDEO: @davemeltzerWON reports that The British Bulldog will be entering the WWE Hall of Fame this year. He also gives his thoughts on this past weekend’s RevPro High Stakes event. https://t.co/3gcblvAbXZ pic.twitter.com/JF5gqY4dzv
— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) February 18, 2020
Smith’s family has been very active over the past few years in getting Davey Boy into the Hall Of Fame. Going as far as making petitions, pushing the subject on social media, and video messages of support from current and veteran wrestlers.
“The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith died of a heart attack on May 18, 2002. He was just 39 years old. His accolades in WWE are numerous but include multiple reigns as Intercontinental, European and Tag Team championships.
Seems like the British Bulldog will FINLLY be entering the WWE Hall of Fame this year. ??
Meltzer reported it last night and when you add in the Smith's recent visit to Stamford, it seems legit. I'm delighted!
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) February 18, 2020
Just a few days ago Davey’s son, David Hart Smith, was spotted on WWE’s The Bump show. Speculating rumors that he could be returning to the company. With this announcement, we may know the actual reason why.
His induction will go alongside those names already announced, Batista and the original nWo (Hollywood Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall). Not confirmed but reported to be heading into the Hall Of Fame are, Brie and Nikki Bella and Jushin Thunder Liger.
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Blake’s Take – As a Brit, this news fills me with so much joy. Bulldog and Dynamite Kid are one of my first WWE memories. I remember seeing them walk to the ring with Matilda (their own bulldog) and Jimmy Hart to face some poor jobbers. Safe to say I don’t remember the match, just that The British Bulldogs won…convincingly. Seeing two fellow Brits wrestling in America showed me that it could be done. Bulldog especially opened many doors and it’s amazing to see that finally he is being remembered.