They tried. The rise of AEW has changed the way wrestlers are treated in wrestling, as now talent is sought after by both AEW and WWE, resulting in more lucrative offers. A lot of wrestlers have taken the promotions up on those offers, but they are not for everyone. That is the case with one independent star, who has apparently turned down multiple offers to join the bigger leagues.
Davey Richards appeared on Vickie Guerrero’s Excuse Me podcast where he revealed that he has turned down multiple offers from WWE and AEW. Richards said that he did not care for televised wrestling, as it did not allow him to have the kind of matches and tell the kinds of stories that he wanted. He has since begun appearing with Major League Wrestling and other independent promotions.
Richards has certainly made an impact. Check out some of his better work:
Opinion: Good for Richards for figuring out what he wants to do and then getting to go and do it. He is right that you do not get to have the longer matches on weekly wrestling television most of the time and if that is what he wants to do, then WWE and AEW would not be the best fits. Richards has been around for a long time now and it is nice to see him getting to do what he wants.
What do you think of Richards? What promotion is the best fit for him? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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