• Former Tag Team Champion Confirms He Was Scheduled To Return To WWE In 2021 – Reveals Planned New Name
During an interview with Inside The Ropes, Harry Smith (former WWE wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr.), son of The British Bulldog, revealed that he was scheduled to return to WWE programming as a part of SmackDown in 2021.
However, WWE Officials ended up releasing him for a reason he doesn’t know.
Below is what he said:
“John Cone said, ‘the next time you are going to come to SmackDown it’s going to be your debut, you did really good [in your dark match], Vince [McMahon] really liked it.’
So I was like, great, I’ll just wait and then they asked me to do a dark match in Tampa and they were going to do some backstage vignettes with me and my father’s leather vest. They were going to show that for the documentary, and then luck be have it I ended up having COVID, really bad, so I was kind of out of commission for about 3 weeks or a month.
Then I was kind of forgotten about, I came to TV one or two times. I was waiting to come back and then they called and Johnny [Laurinaitis] said he wasn’t a fan of [his release], he wasn’t happy with the list of names he was given but it wasn’t from him.
I don’t know what they were waiting for, the only thing I was told was, I was going to be debuting on SmackDown and they were going to call me ‘The Stampede Stud’. It just never happened, it wasn’t my fault.
I showed up more than in shape. I saw Vince and he was like, ‘oh you’re looking good, kid.’”
During his first run in the WWE, Harry held the Tag Team Gold with Tyson Kidd twice.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (June 10, 1996) – WCW PRIME
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Prime’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & segments, building storylines on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1996’ PPV.
The show was hosted by Dusty Rhodes & Chris Cruise.
Here’s the card:
1. Booty Man vs. The Gambler
2. Chris Benoit vs. Eddie Guerrero
3. Steve McMichael & Kevin Greene Training Vignette
4. Great American Bash Control Center
5. Glacier Promo
6. Nasty Boys vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Masa Hiro Chono
7. Bobby Walker vs. Top Gun
8. Great American Bash Control Center
9. Prime Cut “Moo Match” of the Week: Public Enemy vs. Kevin Sullivan & Arn Anderson