In June of last year Davey Boy Smith Jr. departed New Japan and has worked solely for MLW since then. But Smith already has plans to return to Japan very soon as he told The Wrestling Inc. Daily when asked about his future plans.
"I have a singles match [soon] with Erik Stevens. I'll just leave this little tidbit for the fans: I will be returning to Japan soon. I can't divulge for what company but I will be back soon," stated Smith. "For the fans in Japan, don't worry, The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith Jr. will be back soon and I will be better and stronger than ever. I look forward to coming back to The Land of the Rising Sun but at this point I can't say who it's for or what I'm doing. But I will be back soon."
While in MLW, Smith gets to share a locker room with other third-generation wrestlers in The Von Erichs. He talked working with them and teased a Hart / Von Erichs match in the future.
"Ross and Marshall are really cool. I'm glad to see they're getting an opportunity on MLW TV to come up," stated Smith. "Of course, the relationship with Fritz – he was basically trained by Stu up in Calgary. There's been a close relationship between the Von Erichs and the Hart Family. I wish those kids all the best and I hope that somewhere in the near future there's a tag team match occurring with myself and Ross and Marshall in MLW. That would be really cool to see the Hart-Smith Family with the Von Erichs in one ring. That would be great for the fans to see and if we're in Dallas, Texas too even better, right?"
Smith trained in the Hart Dungeon in Canada and another one of the prominent wrestling schools in Canada, the Storm Wrestling Academy, closed recently. Lance Storm has moved onto WWE to work as a producer so Smith was asked if he has any interest in potentially fulfilling the role of wrestling trainer in Canada.
"Maybe at some point but not particularly now. It's certainly a gain on WWE's behalf to have Lance because he has a lot to offer and has great psychology. Brian [Pillman Jr] did Lance Storm's three-month training program but when he finished it he ended up blowing his knee out. Then he had to take three months off. That was a hard thing where you train for three months and then you have to stop for three months, you forget about the basics you learned," said Smith.
"I'm glad to hear Lance has got an opportunity with WWE. I do feel he had one of the better, more structured wrestling schools around and he produced a lot of talent that's been successful. Lance is straightforward and is not gonna tell you a bunch of bulls**t."
Davey Boy Smith Jr. can be seen every Saturday night, 8/7c, as part of MLW Fusion on BeIN Sports. For more information please visit MLW.com. Smith's full interview with Wrestling Inc. aired as part of a recent episode of our new podcast The Wrestling Inc. Daily. Subscribe to get the latest episodes as soon as they are released Monday through Friday afternoon at apple.co/2NQnHuC. The full interview can be heard via the embedded audio player below: