TNA News: Superstar Davey Richards confirms 2017 will be his last year in pro-wrestling
Richards is a former Ring of Honor World Champion and also had a stint with WWE NXT.
Davey Richards is the latest TNA superstar to talk about quitting pro-wrestling after Maria Kanellis did the same a couple of days back. The only difference is that unlike Maria, who just said that she would be leaving very soon, Richards has confirmed that 2017 will indeed be his last year in the business.
The former 5-time TNA Tag Team champion made his decision known, via a couple of tweets. The first one read, “2017 is the last year. Been incredible and wouldn't change a thing. Get at me for one last time. Wrichards83@gmail.com.”
Another tweet that followed included a long note from Richards, in which he spoke about why he took up wrestling, and also thanked the fans for being there with him through his journey, promising that he will continue to be there in spirit.
2017 is the last year. Been incredible and wouldn't change a thing.— Davey Richards (@RichardsWesley) November 1, 2016
Get at me for one last time.
The 33-year old TNA superstar is a former Ring of Honor World Champion, and also tried to join the WWE in 2013. He even made his debut on NXT alongside his long-time tag team partner, Eddie Edwards, as they took on the then NXT Tag Team champions, Ascension, but ended up on the losing side.
Richards’ association with TNA began early in 2014 and just a month later, he and Edwards became World Tag Team Champions. Since then, the duo has won the TNA World Tag Team Championship on four more occasions.
With superstars from the TNA roster deciding to quit one after another, the popular pro-wrestling brand is slowly starting to lose its sheen and may be heading towards further trouble. As for Davey Richards, he will already be preparing plans for what he intends to do after leaving the wrestling business.