MLW's Court Bauer revealed in a media call that Davey Boy Smith Jr. has finished up with the promotion. The Bulldog was defeated by Low Ki in the opening round of the Opera Cup last night to end his time with the company.
Bauer said: "Davey Boy's exit in the opening round of the Opera Cup marks the end of this chapter for DBS in MLW. I have immense gratitude for (Davey) and his contributions inside the MLW ring over the past two and a half years. The MLW system was a great fit for him. Winning the 2019 Opera Cup as well as his run as a World Tag Team Champion. A certified beast. Davey Boy Smith Jr. is the real deal and I wish him luck with whatever comes next.
"With Davey's spot on the roster opening up, there will be a familiar face arriving soon to fill it. I'm a little surprised it hasn't leaked yet. This one is a big surprise."
Where Davey Boy will end up remains to be seen, but Dave Meltzer recently reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the five-time IWGP Tag Team Champion has attracted interest from WWE, AEW, IMPACT Wrestling and AJPW.