Davey Boy Smith Jr. is exiting Major League Wrestling.
Bauer said, "Davey Boy’s exit in the opening round of the Opera Cup marks the end of this chapter for DBS in MLW. I have immense gratitude for (Davey) and his contributions inside the MLW ring over the past 2 ½ years. The MLW system was a great fit for him. Winning the 2019 Opera Cup as well as his run as a World Tag Team Champions. A real certified beast. Davey Boy Smith Jr. is the real deal and I wish him luck with whatever comes next. With Davey's spot on the roster opening up, there will be a familiar face arriving soon to fill it. I'm a little surprised it hasn't leaked yet. This one is a big surprise."
Smith Jr won the 2019 Opera Cup, but lost in the first round to Low Ki in the 2020 Opera Cup.
He also failed to capture the MLW World Championship against Jacob Fatu on the first episode of The Restart.