Over the weekend, Davey Richards, a former professional wrestler, found himself in the middle of a major controversy. He was accused of domestic violence by his former partner, which led to his retirement from wrestling. Despite Richards denying these accusations, there have been further developments about his status with other wrestling promotions.
According to Wrestling Inc, a screenshot of a court document has been circulating around the St. Louis wrestling scene, allegedly confirming that Richards engaged in “use of cocaine and other substances and domestic violence” towards another partner. As a result of these allegations, several wrestling promotions have cut ties with him, including Ring of Honor, where he was once the World Champion.
Recently, Fightful Select has reported on the status of Davey Richards. According to the outlet, Richards was set to work with Major League Wrestling (MLW) for a longer period, but they cut ties with him in February after a “pattern of odd behavior” unfolded. Apparently, Richards had been working as an agent and producer for the wrestling promotion last year, and initially, everything seemed to be going well. However, several wrestlers complained that the recommendations Richards made for their matches were “puzzling.”
Furthermore, Richards claimed that he was approached to work with Bryan Danielson. Despite this, the report stated that although Richards had been in contact with Sonjay Dutt, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) had informed MLW that Richards was not planned to be a part of the show, and they brought in Timothy Thatcher instead.
It’s clear that Davey Richards’ reputation in the wrestling industry has taken a major hit as a result of these allegations. While he denies the accusations of domestic violence, several promotions have already cut ties with him due to his behavior, and it remains to be seen whether he will be able to redeem himself in the eyes of wrestling fans and industry insiders alike.