Jon Moxley secured a massive win at the last Bloodsport event, and it seems like he has taken a liking to the promotion. Moxley announced he will face former WWE Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith jr. next week at Bloodsport 5.
Smith has taken part in all of Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport events and remains undefeated. After Saturday’s Bloodsport 4, Moxley announced the match. Moxley’s first Bloodsport appearance was on October 11, 2020, and he beat indie star Chris Dickinson by submission.
Following Bloodsport 4, a voice-over aired where the former AEW World Champion stated, “I know that Harry Smith (Smith’s real name) is the toughest out in Bloodsport. And that’s why I’m comin’ after him. I’m going to rip his head off and put it on my wall.”
At Bloodsport 4, Smith Jr. defeated Calvin Tankman to improve his record to 4-0 in Bloodsport after winning against Killer Kross, Tom Lawlor, and Josh Alexander.
The show also featured the debut of Jeff Cobb, who won over Moxley‘s former opponent, Dickinson, in the main event. Tom Lawlor also won against Simon Grimm.
On February 20, Moxley and Smith Jr. will go head to head. Smith Jr. belongs to the iconic Hart Wrestling family, and his father was WWE Hall of Famer, the late British Bulldog. No other matches are announced as of now.
Bloodsport and Moxley have a storied history. GCW scheduled the former AEW Champion to face the host of the event at Bloodsport 2 in September 2019. Unfortunately, Moxley could not participate due to health issues.
The match rescheduled for April 2020 at Bloodsport 2. However, this time, the worldwide corona pandemic spoiled the plans, which pushed Moxley’s debut to Bloodsport 3 in October 2020.
His opponent, Davey Boy Smith Jr, was with WWE for five years (2006 to 2011). He and cousin Natalya, alongside friend and Natalya’s husband Tyson Kidd, debuted the Hart Dynasty. They won the Tag Team titles twice.
However, Smith Junior was released from his contract in 2011 after months of inactivity. Then, he went to NJPW and won the IWGP Tag Team titles thrice.
Since 2018, Smith junior has been with MLW, but his contract expired in 2020. He is reportedly considering resigning with WWE as well as AJPW.
However, before that, the main event between Smith Jr. and Moxley will be one of the most-anticipated matches in GCW.
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