Davey Boy Smith Jr. will be a free agent at the end of the year.
In January 2019, MLW announced the signing of Davey Boy Smith Jr. to a multi-year deal, but didn't give full terms regarding the length of the contract.
Speaking to Scott Fishman of Wrestling INC, Smith Jr. discussed MLW not running shows during the pandemic and revealed his contract is up at the end of December.
"If there was a happy medium where MLW could run shows in an empty arena with no fans and people getting COVID testing," he said. "I think that would be the right approach...Unfortunately, they don't pay talent when they are sitting at home bored out of their mind, which isn't good either. My deal is up with them in December. They've reached out to me about renewing my deal," he said. "The only problem is renewing a deal when you don't know if the company is running again. With all due respect and what I think with what is all going on right now, I think what we're looking at is the new [normal] for a while for the next year to 18 months. We keep seeing these waves of COVID, so I hope MLW can come back. It would be great for me to fulfill my commitment to them in October and December. If they're back on TV, and back rolling. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances from COVID-19 in their situation. You take a look at these small businesses. They're all down and not coming back from this. I hope MLW comes back. That would be great. At the same time I'm unsure about that."
It is unknown when MLW will resume running live events. MLW CEO Court Bauer has said many times that he won't run events until it is safe for performers. MLW has tried to remain active digitally with episodes of Pulp Fusion and Underground being uploaded to its YouTube page.