Davey Boy Smith Jr. previously confirmed he had talks with WWE about a return that would see him work for NXT UK. WWE had been interested previously, but he was under contract with MLW, which ended last year.
Smith has signed with WWE and has been working dark matches over the past few weeks. He and WWE kept the signing quiet until the timing was right for him to officially return to the company.”
Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Smith signed in April.
It was added, “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.”