Davey Richards has announced his departure from Global Force Wrestling. Based on his tweet, it was a mutual departure and his decision was based on the fact that it was getting tougher for him to keep up with the demands of medical school and his job as a paramedic as he is on a path to becoming a doctor..
Richards joins Madison Rayne, Nick “Magnus” Aldis, Brandi Rhodes, and Matt Morgan on the list of names that have left the company this month.
Richards issued the following statement:
“Today I came to terms with GFW for my release. This story however is a happy one. I have nothing but good memories and great things to say about my time there.
Truth is – I love wrestling. But my goal is to be a Doctor. I have managed my time in doing both my school, my job as a Paramedic, being a dad, and a wrestler as best I could for as long as I could. But the demands as I head into the last couple of years of Medical School have brought me to a point where I have to choose one or another.
So with GFW’s blessing I have chosen medical school.
Thank you to everyone at GFW and it’s great fans for an awesome journey.
I can still take independent bookings on a limited basis for the time being.”
— Wesley Richards (@RichardsWesley) July 24, 2017
He got his start in the business in 2004 and got his foot in the door with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in 2005 and Ring Of Honor in 2006. He is best known to most fans as one-half of The American Wolves with Eddie Edwards. The Wolves are 5-time TNA Tag Team Champions, 3-time ROH Tag Team Champions and Richards is a former ROH World Champion.
Richards’ final match with GFW will air this Thursday night.