Writer Who Quit During WWE HOF Announces Return To Wrestling

RD Evans is returning to the ring, though he's only looking to wrestle one specific opponent.

RD Evans

RD Evans, the WWE writer who quit during the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, has announced he is returning to the ring. Evans had previously competed for ROH and Chikara before joining the WWE creative team in 2016.

He posted a video to his social media accounts recently which appears to show his version of events following the Hall of Fame ceremony:

RD “Quitman” Evans Returning To Wrestling

In the video, Evans realizes he can’t say Vince McMahon’s name in his real-life without it being bleeped out. He then holds up a sign saying he is willing to wrestle for food. After re-thinking it, however, he changes his mind and says he is only willing to wrestle Orange Cassidy for food.

Evans previously released the following official statement regarding his departure from WWE:

RD Evans Pre-WWE Career

Evans is originally from Winnipeg, the same hometown as Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Don Callis, and Rosemary. Roddy Piper was also raised in the city and Tom Magee (of WWE Hidden Gems fame) was also from Winnipeg.

Evans moved to Texas and trained with Skandor Akbar in the early 2000s. In 2010, Evans was picked up by Ring of Honor where he became a member of Prince Nana’s Embassy stable. From there, Evans would end up managing future NXT Champion, Tommaso Ciampa.

His final storyline in ROH was in 2014 when he entered a program with Moose and his manager, Veda Scott. The program concluded with Moose defeating Evans on the Final Battle 2014 PPV.

Evans also wrestled under the name Archibald Peck in Chikara for several years before signing with WWE.

RD Evans as a Bear Vs Tracy Smothers

Evans’ last official match on record was for Olde Wrestling in 2015. He wrestled Tracy Smothers on a show titled  “Olde Wrestling: Yet Another Extravaganza Of Wrestling Exhibitions.”

Evans was portraying the gimmick of an un-muzzled bear wrestling Smothers. The match can be seen below:

Needless to say, RD Evans has a unique approach to pro-wrestling.