Several independent promotions announced today that they are no longer booking Davey Richards after news about domestic violence allegations. Richards has deleted his Twitter account but he issued a statement to PWInsider (scroll down for his statement).
Prestige Wrestling announced:
"Effective immediately Prestige Wrestling has cut ties with Davey Richards. We will have updates soon on any matches/plans that involved Davey Richards. Thank you"
Team Ambition announced:
"The decision has been made for Team Ambition to formally and permanently part ways with Davey Richards.
In the coming months Team Ambition, including the Professional Wrestling Academy will be undergoing some changes and rebranding. We remain dedicated to making the St. Louis Professional Wrestling scene, as well as Professional Wrestling as a whole, better and stronger. We want to thank everyone sincerely for their ongoing support."
Richards issued the following statement to PWInsider:
“Hello everyone -
Wow, what a couple of days.
There are allegations of Domestic Violence against me.
The allegations I adamantly deny and if you look on casenet in MO under my name Wesley David Richards you’ll see there are no charges filed against me.
However, I do understand the industry’s stance on this matter.
Everyone should feel safe at shows and I do not want to be the person whom damages that.
The pic being posted of my wife’s eye is from training and we regulatory train in martial arts as many of the students have have got black eyes and such.
Again, no charges were filed and I deny these allegations but I must do what is right and not what I want.
So I am canceling myself.
This great sport is far too wonderful for anyone, including myself to tarnish it.
I will wrap up my shows this weekend and I will be retiring from professional wrestling.
Please continue to support Team Ambition and this sport.Davey"
Courtesy of Wrestlingnews.co