Report: John Laurinaitis Pushed Hard For Davey Boy Smith Jr.'s WWE Return
The former Tag Team Champion has been working dark matches recently
It was revealed last week that Davey Boy Smith Jr. (fka Harry/DH Smith) was working with WWE again, tagging with Austin Theory in SmackDown dark matches.
Officially back in the WWE fold, Dvae Meltzer in The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has revealed that Smith re-signed back in April 2021, with his signing heavily pushed by John Laurinaitis.
“[Smith] actually signed with the company in April but everyone was told to keep it quiet until he debuted," reported Meltzer "He was told to stop working indie dates. John Laurinaitis recruited him heavily. He had met with Tony Khan at a party and Jim Ross has always been a big proponent of his. The original idea was for the NXT U.K. brand and be the top U.K. babyface and feud with Walter over the title, but COVID changed all that. Laurinaitis pushed hard for him to be on the main roster and Vince wanted him on Smackdown.”
Rumours about Smith re-signing with WWE first surfaced in February, shortly before his father The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.