Davey Richards has signed a big deal with MLW that will see him wrestle for the company for quite a while. In a press release, MLW said;
DAVEY RICHARDS SIGNS NEW MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH MLW
“The American Wolf” sets future with Major League Wrestling
Davey Richards has re-upped with Major League Wrestling, inking a multiyear contract extension.
“Davey is one of the top pure wrestlers in the sport and I’m pumped that he’s decided to plant his flag here at MLW for several years with this new deal,” said MLW owner Court Bauer. “(Davey) has upped the standards of the in-ring product and his leadership and pride as a member of the MLW locker room is invaluable. Davey is Mr. MLW and we’re damn proud he’s made MLW his home.”
A decorated wrestler, winning world championships from Japan to America, the “American Wolf” defeated Tom Lawlor, TJPW and Bobby Fish to win the 2021 Opera Cup in November.
Davey Richards will next compete January 21 in Dallas as he fights ACH at MLW Blood & Thunder.”
In my opinion, this is a great move for both parties. With AEW hoovering up talent faster than the WWE can release them, MLW has gone a different route and started signing up some major players from the independent scene, and adding Davey Richards to their roster is yet another feather in their cap. As for Davey Richards, committing his future to MLW allows them to push yet another world-class talent to the fore and I fully expect him to be in and around the title picture for the foreseeable future.
If Davey Richards had gone to either AEW or the WWE, he would’ve gotten lost in the shuffle, but by choosing MLW, Davey Richards has positioned himself to become the face of the company. He’s a fantastic worker and was one of the standout performers during TNA’s horrible period, and considering the utter clusterf*ck that that company was back then, he managed to put on five-star matches and engaging storylines every time he appeared on their shows.
Davey Richards and MLW are a match made in wrestling heaven, and I can’t wait to see where they go from here.