In a tweet on October 10, MLW announced that Smith will compete at the MLW Fightland event, which will be held at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 30.
?? DAVEY BOY SMITH JR. IS BACK ?? pic.twitter.com/9IHKgiyHIm
— MLW Underground on REELZ (@MLW) October 11, 2022
Smith previously competed for MLW from 2018-2020. He is a former Opeera Cup winner, and he previously held the MLW World Tag Team Championship as a member of the New Era Hart Foundation with Brian Pillman Jr. and Teddy Hart. In recent months, he has competed for the NWA, where he won the NWA World Tag Team Championship with Doug Williams, among other promotions.
Smith is the son of “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith. In the past, he has wrestled for WWE, where he won the tag titles with Tyson Kidd, and NJPW.
MLW later issued the following press release regarding Smith’s return:
MLW today announced the return of Davey Boy Smith Jr., who will in action at MLW FIGHTLAND ’22 on Sunday, October 30 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
Tickets start at $15 at MLW2300.com and the 2300 Arena box office.
The card is a FUSION TV taping, airing on beIN SPORTS nationwide on cable and dish and in over 60 countries around the world.
The return of the Bulldog goes down in South Philadelphia.
A decorated champion, Davey Boy Smith Jr. won the 2019 Opera Cup, promoted by MLW, reviving the storied classic wrestling tournament for the first in over 70 years and etching his name in history alongside the likes of grandfather Stu Hart, Leo Pardello, William Muldoon and Waldek Zbyszko.
Complimenting an impressive conquest for the Opera Cup, Smith also won the MLW World Tag Team Championship.
Now the catch wrestling specialist readies for a new chapter in Major League Wrestling.
See Smith Jr.’s MLW return LIVE Sunday night, October 30 in Philadelphia at MLW FIGHTLAND ’22!