Davey Richards' return to the ring was accelerated by a movie quote.
Recently, Davey Richards announced that he would be returning to professional wrestling after several years away. After being revealed during Round 1 of MLW's Open Draft, he told Alicia Atout that he is looking to become the world champion. Richards will debut for the promotion at Battle Riot IIII on Saturday, July 10.
In a series of tweets, Richards tried to address why he left the industry, talking about the injuries he suffered and how glad he was to be coming back.
Speaking with Dominic DeAngelo of Wrestle Zone, the former IMPACT Wrestling star elaborated on his decision to return and explained how Cobra Kai and Iron Eagle played a role in it, too.
"Yeah, definitely a recharge of batteries. Just because I've been sitting in the classroom for three years, so it's been a little boring. The rumor was going around that I retired, but I never retired from anything. I just had to go do something else for a little bit. I was so inundated with what I was doing, as far as school, I hadn't really thought about wrestling in a couple of years. This last year it was really, really, really creeping up on me. Then I was watching my favorite show, Cobra Kai, and the scene where Johnny's watching Iron Eagle, which I've seen that movie a million times and I never picked up on, but about work, 'God doesn't give people things he doesn't want them to use.' Right there I knew I had to go back. I told my wife and she's been so supportive because wrestling's always been a very big part of my life since I was 10. It feels like coming home," Richards said.
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