Former TNA World Tag Team Champions The Wolves, also known as Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards, recently chatted with the Huffington Post in the United Kingdom to discuss various topics regarding the world of wrestling. Below are some of the highlights from the conversation.
The Wolves were asked about their brief stint in WWE developmental and whether they would go back or not:
“DR: Im extremely happy where I’m at right now. I can never say never. I can tell you that I’d never go into their developmental system and I’m not saying that because I think I’m better than anyone there (I would say the developmental system has better talent than the actual roster). It’s not conducive to my lifestyle and that’s all. I’m not trying to put down their product, I have nothing bad to say to them but I’m happy where I’m at. I kind of lost my fire for wrestling and being in TNA, I got that fire back
EE: It would be a hell of a deal but there’s no point in wasting time by thinking and talking -who knows. At the moment there’s a lot of stuff on, a lot on our plate which is all good stuff.”
The two plugged “Impact Wrestling’s” move to Destination America at the beginning of the new year and said they’re excited:
“DR: Yeah, we are. Myself and Eddie believe that we were putting in a really good strong product and it wasn’t being valued enough by Spike TV. It wasn’t being showcased and yet there is so much more we can do. It’s hard when you’re handcuffed. Obviously we don’t run the TV company and we can’t say “well, we need another television show” or “we need more advertisement”. Spike had their priorities but we need to be somewhere where we are a priority. Now we’re taking a step back to move two steps forward. They’re really behind us, we’re going to have more TV content and everyone there is really excited and motivated for it. It’s going to be good for everybody and they’re such a great group of guys.
EE: It’s going to add new life into it all and it’s a shot in the arm. We had a TV show that was one of, if not the top rated with very minimal advertising. It wasn’t getting promotion and that would have helped. Now we’re moving and it’s a great time of year to do it, with the UK tour coming up which is always huge.”
They also were asked whether their recent matches with Team 3D and The Hardys cemented their legacy as a tag team:
“DR: No! Oh my God! The funny thing is, I don’t think anyone has been able to see what The Wolves are all about. I think in this next feud we’re going to have with Abyss and James Storm that you’re really going to be able to see who we are. We’re pretty aggressive but we’ve been the nice guys so far. It came out towards the end, towards full metal mayhem but now we’re p***ed off! It’s the tipping point and people will see that. What we show people on TV is maybe 10% of what we can do, so the ride is just beginning. We’re the best there is
EE: Of the two teams you mentioned, we’re nowhere near that level but what better time to shoe people what we can do, new channel, we’re motivated.”
More from the interview can be found here.
Good interview here. It’s a shame they never got the time of day in WWE, as they definitely could have added a nice tag team element.