Believe it or not, WWE had actually hoped that 'The British Bulldog' Davey Boy Smith could be a top talent for them in late 1999. Fresh off a disastrous run in WCW, Smith signed for WWE in September. It didn't take him long to find himself in a top-line feud with The Rock, during which he looked completely out of his depth. Smith was a shell of the dynamic performer he was in the 80s and early 90s, with years of injuries and substance abuse having slowed him down considerably. Once his main event run tanked, he was relegated to teaming with the likes of the Mean Street Posse and wrestling Crash Holly on Heat. With his personal problems clearly effecting his work, Smith was ordered to check into rehab by Vince McMahon (who covered the cost of the treatment). He was released from his contract shortly after.