Davey Richards surprised many with his return to wrestling as he has played in many organizations and had many matches. It's a pace that few can handle, but he explained how it works: “When I came back, I didn’t know if anyone was going to book me,” Richards said for USA Today.
“I didn’t know if anyone was like, ‘Man, who is this guy?’ Cause when I left I felt like my style was not en vogue at all and I didn’t follow wrestling at all because I didn’t want to watch it cause I didn’t want to get that itch and I had to really focus on school,” he said.
“Two, I guess I come from a different generation (I sound so old) but you’re supposed to get out there and you’re supposed to wrestle, that’s our job that’s what we do and I guess third and most personal for me is that I want to get better.
My main motivation in wrestling nowadays is to just give back and just to get better,” he said. “Training with Barnett and those guys has really opened my eyes as to what is my place in the business”.
Davey Richards: I feel like it’s so easy to wrestle so much nowadays
Wrestling is obviously something he loves a lot and is his motivation throughout life, which is why nothing is difficult for him.
Davey Richards said, “Barnett really opened my eyes to, like, I’m carrying on a lineage of the real wrestlers from Gotch and Thesz and Billy Robinson, Suzuki and all those guys. Guys that can really go out there and wrestle and uphold the art and the sport of professional wrestling stemming from like the catch-as-catch-can days.
So that’s really been invigorating for me to just learn more about our lineage and sport and put that into practice and hopefully inspire others. I feel like it’s so easy to wrestle so much nowadays cause I have great opponents and I’m doing something I truly believe in”.