In a recent development, Davey Boy Smith Jr., a prominent MLW talent and the prodigious offspring of WWE luminary, The British Bulldog, has been discharged from the hospital following a dual surgical procedure for diverticulitis and appendicitis.
Last week, Smith publicly disclosed that he was undergoing treatment for appendicitis. To his and everyone's surprise, medical evaluations later revealed he was concurrently battling diverticulitis, necessitating the removal of a segment of his colon.
Fortunately, he was in a stable state at the time of disclosure. Esteemed wrestling journalist, Dave Meltzer, shed light on Smith's condition in the recent edition of "Wrestling Observer Newsletter". He confirmed that Smith is now on the path to recuperation after his hospital stay.
Smith had experienced severe abdominal pain, prompting him to seek medical attention on October 10th. The prognosis looks promising, with full recovery anticipated post-surgery.
Davey Boy Smith Jr. Missed Showdown
The wrestling community had eagerly anticipated Smith's appearance in the MLW's "Slaughterhouse" match last weekend, where he was set to face Alex Kane for the coveted World Heavyweight Championship.
However, given his health concerns, Tom Lawlor stepped in as his replacement. Lawlor made a valiant effort, but ultimately could not secure the title. Smith, in his earlier communication, expressed his aspiration to vie for the championship once he's fit for the squared circle.
To provide some context for our readers, appendicitis is a medical condition characterized by the inflammation of the appendix, often leading to its surgical removal. Diverticulitis, on the other hand, impacts the large intestine.
A noteworthy mention here is former UFC contender Brock Lesnar, who grappled with diverticulitis. This health challenge notably became Lesnar's Achilles heel, manifesting in his TKO defeat to Alistair Overeem after sustaining significant body blows.
Smith's health situation underscores the unpredictable challenges wrestlers face, both inside and outside the ring. We wish him a swift recovery.