It’s been reported for a while, and now it’s finally confirmed: Davey Boy Smith is joining the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020.
A Hart Dungeon alumni and member of the family by marriage, Smith wrestled for WWF in the mid to late 1980’s alongside Dynamite Kid as The British Bulldogs. They became household names while feuding with teams like the Hart Foundation, the Dream Team, Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff, the Islanders, and Demolition. The British Bulldogs won the WWF tag team titles at WrestleMania 2.
Smith returned to WWF in 1990 as a singles wrestler, The British Bulldog. His most memorable moment during this time was defeating Bret Hart for the Intercontinental championship in London at SummerSlam 1992. He had a brief stint in WCW, which included being on hand for the infamous Shockmaster segment, before returning to WWF in summer 1994. This run included feuds at the top of the card in 1995 and 1996 as a heel opposite Diesel and Shawn Michaels, battling over the WWF championship. He dominated the tag scene with Owen Hart as well, and became the first ever WWF European championship in 1997.
Now he will be joining the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020 along with the nWo, Batista, the Bella Twins, and John Bradshaw Layfield.
The news of Smith’s Hall of Fame induction was announced on Corey Graves’ After the Bell podcast. His guests included Natalya, Tyson Kidd, and Harry Smith. You can check out their thoughts on The British Bulldog’s career and legacy by checking out the podcast here.
Update: WWE has officially released a statement on The British Bulldog’s Hall of Fame induction, which you can read here.