• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 18, 2002) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2002, we lost Old School WWF Legend “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith (Real name: David Smith) at the young age of 39.
Davey Boy died after suffering a heart attack, most likely a result of his pain killer addiction, which was caused by the WCW Fall Brawl 1998 incident, when they had a trap door under the ring canvas to enable The Ultimate Warrior suddenly showing up in the ring during the main event, but the WCW officials forgot to tell Davey not to bump on that side of the ring, so he did and got hurt.
He became a legend while wrestling for the World Wrestling Federation from 1985 to 1992, from 1994 to 1997 and again from 1999 to 2000.
Smith was finally announced as a WWE Hall of Fame inductee for the Class of 2020, but the ceremony was cancelled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It’ll take place at a later date now.
† REST IN PEACE BRITISH BULLDOG
November 27, 1962 – May 18, 2002
• Drew McIntyre Willing To Defend The WWE Championship Against Jinder Mahal Under One Condition
During a recent edition of Busted Open Radio, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre was asked about the idea of him facing his former 3MB stable member, Jinder Mahal.
Below is what McIntyre said:
“I love that idea. And I know a lot of people out there, when they hear that initially they’re gonna think, ‘No! That’s not what we want right now!’
[Jinder Mahal] just needs the time to keep gaining steam. I need some time to cement myself as the champion. But when the crowds come back? I need a heel who’s a REAL heel. We have a true backstory.”
Mahal recently teased a match with McIntyre with the following tweet:
— The Maharaja (@JinderMahal) May 4, 2020
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