TNA Impact Wrestling star Davey Richards has said this before, but he emphasized before this weekend’s “TNA Lockdown” pay-per-view that he is happy the WWE rejected The American Wolves last year. According to an interview with Long Island News Day on March 8, it wasn’t him who really wanted to sign with the WWE in the first place.
Richards said that he wanted to leave the WWE and sign with TNA Impact Wrestling, but stuck with the WWE developmental program because his partner Eddie Edwards wanted to follow it through to the end. However, he said that he is glad they chose not to sign them and they signed their TNA Impact Wrestling contracts within days of the WWE turning them down.
According to Richards, he received an email from the WWE turning them down where Triple H was quoted as saying that they were good enough to be on TV but the WWE already had a lot of “Daveys and Eddies.” He said that, while he is happy to be in TNA, and not the WWE, that message motivates him to prove that the WWE made a mistake in underestimating their worth.
Richards, who is also a paramedic, said that he loves being Davey Richards but also loves being “Wes,” referring to his real name. He said that balancing his real life and his entertainment persona is something that means a lot to him and that TNA Impact Wrestling gives him that opportunity.