Davey RichardsWesley David Richards
- Birthdate: 03/01/1983 (age 33)
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 208 Ib
He is best known for his time in Ring of Honor,...
Richards on what he wants to show WWE management: "It is a personal goal of mine and Eddie to make them feel stupid for passing on us. We want to make them realize, 'You've got some great tag teams, but they're not quite The Wolves.'"
Richards on being comfortable in TNA: "It's one of those things where I just had to find the kind of wrestling that I want to do. This opportunity with TNA came along, and it just worked out perfectly."
Richards talking about the type of feedback he received when he was trying out for WWE: "Our work was good enough to be on TV, but he already had a lot of Daveys and Eddies...That place is so weird, man. It gave me the creeps. Everyone's just walking around on egg shells. It's just bubble."
Richards on TNA's reputation and saying it has a positive atmosphere: "[TNA's] reputation was not as important as my personal experience dealing with things. I don't know how things were there before I got there, but ever since we walked into Huntsville, we've been treated with nothing but respect. It's been a very positive atmosphere."
ORIGINAL: The Orlando Sentinel recently interviewed TNA wrestler Davey Richards who discussed his parting of ways to ROH, the American Wolves' tryout on WWE NXT, and more. Below are some highlights:
Richards on if he needed some convincing to go to TNA or did something else spark in him: "I actually wanted to go to TNA the entire time but Eddie was really adamant about finishing our commitment with WWE next. Once we got word they weren't going to continue our tryout any more, within 20 minutes we had a contract with TNA. That's where I wanted to go all along. As far as me continuing my career, it's been a back and forth thing with me for a long time. I've only know learned retrospectively that I need to find a proper balance. I've always said I love being Davey but I also like being Wes too. With TNA I can do that. To me, it's a win-win."
Richards on his experience on WWE NXT and at the WWE Performance Center: "It was great. We were brought down and put in Billy Gunn's class. He runs the advanced classes. It was fun and I can't say enough good things about everyone there. The place is obviously unreal. It was a good time but it was just different strokes for different folks. It was kind of creepy to me that everyone was walking on eggshells, everyone is really scared for their job. I don't know. It wasn't like everyone was having a whole lot of fun down there or maybe they're just nervous because there's a lot of eyes on you. Obviously, what they are doing has been successful. They're doing a great job with it. We were treated respectfully and we were taken care of. I knew then and I know now that their schedule is not for me. I'm glad I got to experience it but I'm glad I found a home with TNA."
Richards on his breaking up with Ring of Honor: "We're not talking. We're not on good terms. I have no respect for them whatsoever. I strongly dislike management there like with the exception of Jeff Jones who is a great guy. But the booker (Hunter Johnson AKA Delirious) is completely inadequate at his job and he got his job more for being spineless than being talented. And the owner (Joe Koff) is even worse, he could care less about wrestling. He just wants to do television. To me, it's just not something I agree with but I'm not there anymore and they do their own thing. And for the talent and the fans I wish them nothing but the best of luck."