Indy News: Davey Richards set to step away from wrestling, but promises to make full time return
What’s the story?
Former five-time TNA World Tag Team Champion and former member of the American Wolves, Davey Richards, announced that he will be taking time off from professional wrestling in 2018 but will return make his full-time return in two years time.
In case you didn’t know…
Davey Richards is a former member of the over popular tag team called the American Wolves— which also comprised former TNA World Champion Eddie Edwards.
The 34-year-old is known for his work with Ring of Honor (where he has previously won the World Championship), Pro Wrestling Guerilla, Combat Zone Wrestling, and many other promotions.
Outside of the wrestling world, Richards is a trained paramedic and earlier this year he resigned from Global Force Wrestling in order to focus on his medical career.
The heart of the matter
Earlier this week, Davey Richards announced on his Twitter handle that he is going to be stepping away from professional wrestling for a while, in order to focus on his career outside of wrestling.
Richards stated that as of right now, his medical career remains his top priority and he will look to focus on it, instead of focusing on his in-ring work. But, however, he added that his fans can expect to see him back in action within two years time and promised that he will make a full time return to the sport in 2019.
Earlier this year, it was also speculated that the former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion might even hang up his boots and retire from professional wrestling altogether, in order to continue his medical career.
It will be interesting to note which company Richards will sign with once he returns to wrestling in 2019.
I completely support Davey Richards’ decision in this case, as he focuses on his medical career. Personally, I would like to see him return to Ring of Honor once he comes back in 2019.