After being speculated weeks ago, the rumours have been confirmed as true – The British Bulldog will officially be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
With his son Harry Smith appearing on WWE’s ‘The Bump’ web show not long ago, it was rumoured that he was in Stamford, Connecticut to discuss his father heading into WWE’s esteemed class.
And the news was confirmed on Corey Graves’ ‘After The Bell’ podcast that the late British wrestler had secured his spot.
Though Davey Boy Smith started out as a tag team wrestler with Dynamite Kid, his finest hour came as a singles wrestler in 1992, as he defeated Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship at Wembley Stadium in-front of over 80,000 people.
Bulldog ended up flip-flopping between WCW and WWF in the 1990s, but ended up forming a successful team with Owen Hart in WWF in the mid 90s, and ended up joining The Hart Foundation when they were dominating in 1997.
His final run with WWF between 1999 and 2000 was less memorable, but it didn’t tarnish the achievements from his past runs.
Bulldog unfortunately passed away in 2002 at the age of just 39, but his legacy lives on and many believe that his induction into the Hall of Fame is extremely overdue.
Smith’s daughter Georgia has reacted to the news, expressing her delight that she could share it with the world that her father was finally getting the recognition he deserves.
Bulldog’s addition to the class of 2020 gives the line-up an even more stellar look, as he joins JBL, The Bella Twins, Batista and the collective unit of the nWo in Tampa on April 2.
There will be some great speeches to look forward to, and there’s no doubt that Bulldog especially will have his memory remembered in the greatest way.
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