Dave Richards on why he loves wrestling

Oct 12, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck

ROHwrestling.com posted a blog by Davey Richards on why he loves wrestling…

I love wrestling. A genuine, innate love that I’ve had since I was 10 years old. That love has never waned, it’s only grown as I’ve aged. The premise of using your mind and body to pin, submit, and control another trained person who wants to do the same to you has always fascinated me.

A guy makes a lot of money right now calling himself the best in the world. He is very talented and sells many t shirts with this slogan. My hats off to him.

Another guy who used to compete here had fans the world round chanting best in the world at him. He was and is a huge inspiration to me, but myself, I never looked to make it a slogan or even have people chant it at me.

It’s been in my heart since I first stepped onto a mat 20 years ago- I want to BE the best wrestler in the world. It’s driven me, consumed me, even haunted me At times. It drove me to go live in Japan months after getting married. Find out while in Japan that my grandma had died, flew home to the funeral, and flew right back to Japan to continue to progress as a wrestler. No time to mourn- I had to get better.

It drove me to leave the farm, drive across the country with no money, no job, no home to learn professional wrestling.

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