Davey Richards announced Monday that he has parted ways with Global Force Wrestling.
“Today I came to terms with GFW for me release,” Richards said in a statement on Twitter. “This story however is a happy one. I have nothing but good memories and great things to say about my time there.”
Richards is leaving GFW to attend medical school.
“Truth is- I love wrestling,” Richards stated. “But my goal is to be a Doctor. I have managed my time in doing both my school, my job as a Paramedic, being a dad, and a wrestler as best I could for as long as I could. But the demands as I head into the last couple years of Medical School have brought me to a point where I have to choose one or another. So with GFW’s blessing I have chosen medical school.”
Richards is not leaving wrestling altogether since he is accepting limited independent bookings. Here is his full statement.
— Wesley Richards (@RichardsWesley) July 24, 2017
Richards had been with the company since January 2014. He was a five-time TNA Tag Team Champion (now known as the Unified GFW World Tag Team Championship) with Eddie Edwards.