Harry Smith Returns to WWE on Smackdown After a Decade

Published 07/17/2021, 1:28 AM EDT


Guess who came back on WWE SmackDown: July 16th, 2021? Yes! The fans. However, the fans came back after a year and half. There’s another individual who returned after a decade, that’s Harry Smith!

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The second generation wrestler returned to the company after ten years. During this time he found success internationally. Now, in an exclusive WWE backstage interview, he explained what it felt like to be in front of the WWE Universe all over again.

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“You know it’s great to be back in the WWE, especially in front of the WWE Universe live here in Houston, Texas. The atmosphere, the ambience, the energy that you can feel from a live WWE audience, nothing can touch that and that’s why Harry Smith is back in the WWE. The past ten years I’ve been going around the globe making myself the best competitor I can be all over in Japan, all over in Europe. And that’s why, I am back in the WWE to show exactly how much Harry Smith has grown over this past time.”

He showed up on SmackDown and worked one of the pre-show dark matches. He paired up with Austin Theory and went up against Odessey Jones and Xyon Quinn. Smith and Theory emerged victorious in that match.

Harry Smith went by another name in WWE before

Previously, Smith joined the developmental program in 2006. The son of WWE Hall of Famer Davey Boy Smith made it to Raw under the name David Hart Smith.

When on Raw, he worked with Tyson Kidd and Natalya. The three of them formed The Hart Dynasty and captured the World and WWE Tag Team titles. However, he was released from his contract in August, 2011.

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From that point onwards, Smith started working in the independent scene. These included his times with New Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH, IWGP, NWA, GHC, and others. He worked around the globe to make a name for himself and establish himself as an asset for any company he would settle with.

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Before his return to WWE SmackDown, he returned to induct his father to the WWE Hall of Fame.

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As of now, it’s unclear if he has signed a contract with the company or not. However, considering his interview, he definitely is going to be a part of WWE for a while now!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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