Davey Richards Denies Domestic Violence Allegations, Says He's Retiring From Wrestling

On March 17, Team Ambition and multiple promotions announced they would be cutting ties with Davey Richards.

The announcements came in the wake of allegations of domestic violence against Richards.

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Richards deleted his social media, but issued the following statement to PWInsider where he denied the allegations and stated he would be retiring from wrestling after his weekend bookings.

"Hello everyone -

Wow, what a couple of days.

There are allegations of Domestic Violence against me.

The allegations I adamantly deny and if you look on casenet in MO under my name Wesley David Richards you’ll see there are no charges filed against me.

However, I do understand the industry’s stance on this matter.

Everyone should feel safe at shows and I do not want to be the person whom damages that.

The pic being posted of my wife’s eye is from training and we regulatory train in martial arts as many of the students have have got black eyes and such.

Again, no charges were filed and I deny these allegations but I must do what is right and not what I want.

So I am canceling myself.

This great sport is far too wonderful for anyone, including myself to tarnish it.

I will wrap up my shows this weekend and I will be retiring from professional wrestling.

Please continue to support Team Ambition and this sport.


Richards is currently competing for OTT Wrestling as part of their ScrapperMania tour. He was previously announced for upcoming GCW events and other independent shows.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-799-7233. You can also go here for help.

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