Davey Richards is planning a return to the ring.
In July of 2017 former PWG World Champion Davey Richards announced his retirement from the sport of professional wrestling after spending thirteen years in the business. Richards was dealing with a few nagging injuries from the mileage that he had put on his body over the years and he also decided to step away to pursue his medical license so that he can become a doctor.
The man who Richards won the TNA World Tag Team Titles with five times, Eddie Edwards, did an interview with Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp this Summer and in that interview Edwards provided an update on Davey Richards as Richards was in the midst of his retirement and although Richards was away from wrestling, Eddie Edwards was confident that one day his running-mate would come back.
“I do, I do, you know, we text each other here and there--try to keep up with what’s he doing. He’s doing well, he’s in school right now and, he’s killing it in school and trying to be a doctor and all that stuff so, my hat’s off to him as always." Edwards said. "He’s always given the cliche 110% in everything he’s done whether its wrestling or his job and he’s doing that right now.” Edwards continued, “Well I’d say its for the time being [Richards being away from the ring]. I don’t think he’s done. I think he just wanted to take some time off, heal his body. I know he got some injuries taken care of, kinda heal his body, go through school and handle that and put all of his focus on that because everybody kinda gets burned out and especially when we’re trying to do too many things--you know a lot of things outside so I just think he wanted to put all of his focus on that. But I think he’ll be back and I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Wolves back somewhere. Somewhere, someplace down the line.”
It appears that Eddie Edwards knows his former tag team partner very well as Davey Richards recently uploaded a photo of himself with the caption simply being "2019".
The following day Davey Richards sent out a message out on Twitter which was directed at promotions that he cancelled his scheduled dates with because of his retirement and Davey told those promotions to contact him so that he can make those dates up in 2019.
As mentioned, Fightful has an exclusive interview with former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Edwards and to take a listen to that, head over to Fightful's YouTube channel.