WWE news: The British Bulldog will reportedly be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year

The British Bulldog

One of the greatest wrestlers to ever come out of the United Kingdom looks set to finally be honoured by WWE.

It's been a long time coming, but according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, The British Bulldog will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, 18 years after his death.

A career of hard work was taken away from the Bulldog, also known as Davey Boy Smith, at the age of just 39, having left WWE two years ago but was intent on resuming his career not long before he passed away.

Bulldog's mainstream wrestling career started at the age of just 15 in 1978, as he was broadcast on ITV's World of Sport show which was synonymous in the United Kingdom.

Soon enough though, Bulldog's talents were noticed and he began training at the legendary Hart Dungeon, and in 1984 made his way to the WWF where he continued his partnership with Dynamite Kid, who he had been tagging with.

Smith was a part of the British Bulldogs with Dynamite Kid (left)

It was in the early 90s though when the Bulldog became a massive deal in the WWF, and particularly in the UK where the company had boomed suddenly due to Sky Sports broadcasting their content.

His finest and most iconic moment came in-front of over 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in August 1992, where he defeated Bret Hart at SummerSlam to become Intercontinental Champion to an incredible ovation.

British Bulldog and Bret Hart put on a classic at SummerSlam 1992

The rest of the 90s saw Smith flip-flop between WCW and WWF, and whilst he never hit the huge heights of his Wembley win, he did team with the late Owen Hart and then become a member of The Hart Foundation.

In the wrestling business, Smith was survived by his son Harry, who works under the name Davey Boy Smith Jr and held the WWE Tag Team Championships with Tyson Kidd.

Harry was actually at WWE's studios in Stamford last week and appeared on their online show The Bump, which fuelled rumours as to why he was in the area.

And it would make a ton of sense if he was there to talk Hall of Fame business about his father, which is now seemingly the case.

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