Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
UPDATE: One reason why Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards have not been called back by WWE may be because of their match with “The Ascension” on NXT several weeks ago. During that match, Rick Viktor picked Richards up awkwardly which resulted in Richards being dropped on his head. According to fans in attendance, it was a very scary spot. They did the move differently when working the match out before the tapings.
Triple H (through the referee) then gave them orders to finish the match, but they didn’t do it right away. This could have played a part in why the two were not offered contracts as we’re told Triple H wasn’t happy with how things went down.
Apparently Triple H didn’t want to sign the two after their recent WWE tryout due to their size. The feeling within WWE right now is that the company has enough talent that isn’t very big, but can “go” in the ring. Because of this mindset, the company was looking for guys who fit a different description in the most recent tryout camp.
A lot of people reportedly went to bat for Richards and Edwards, saying that not only should WWE sign them, but should immediately push them to the main roster. Ultimately, WWE decided not to sign the two.