As previously reported, Davey Richards will no longer be appearing at the Ring Of Honor “Final Battle” event on December 14th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Richards confirmed this news in a statement he released this weekend, where he also revealed that as of right now he is officially done with ROH for good. Richards wrote:
“With a heavy heart I can announce I announce that myself and ROH have parted ways for good and I will not be at Final Battle. Please continue to support them and the incredible talent they have. Thanks for the memories. It was an amazing ride.”
Apparently Richards was let go from ROH and removed from his final scheduled booking with the company at the 12/14 event in NYC due to some comments he made in a recent Total Wrestling Magazine interview in the United Kingdom. Richards talked bad about the importance of the ROH titles and the iPPV issues ROH has been having not being his concern.
Richards reportedly made a point to apologize to the guys in ROH in the locker room at a recent show, and noted that the aforementioned magazine comments were taken out of context.