Davey Boy Smith Jr. Thinks WWE NXT UK Lacks Name Power
“They do have great talent, it's just not a lot of actual name power.”
Davey Boy Smith Jr. recently spoke with Hannibal TV ahead of inducting his father the late great British Bulldog into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Talk soon turned to NXT UK, with Smith recently confirming that there were talks about him joining the brand, but plans fell through due to Covid-19.
Hannibal TV then asked Smith if there could be a territory such as NXT UK built around him, with Smith saying the following:
"With all due respect to a lot of the guys there, there's just not a lot of name power. Due to the COVID pandemic, there's no live audience and that's going to hurt things also. I think if they had more name power...if they had Finn Bálor and a few other guys. WALTER has some name power.
“The problem is COVID, they can't draw live audiences and everything is so isolated in the UK. You can't send guys back-and-forth regularly. Hopefully, they can have a waiting game with it and things will look up. They do have great talent, it's just not a lot of actual name power.”
H/T: Fightful for the transcription