Wrestling By The Numbers: Davey Richards
Wrestling By The Numbers: Wesley ‘Davey’ Richards
Ring Of Honor Wrestling has parted ways with former 1-Time ROH Champion and 3-Time ROH Tag-Team Champion Wesley ‘Davey’ Richards. The 30-year-old Othello Washington native had spent the previous 7-years with the organization after first debuting in June of 2006. Richards was apart of two very successful tag-teams while in ROH first gaining success as apart of No Remorse Corp. alongside both Roderick Strong and Rocky Romero. His tag-team The American Wolves with Eddie Edwards which at times was managed by the late Larry Sweeney, is one of the greatest tag-teams in the history of ROH. Richards also feuded with Edwards over the ROH Championship between 2011-2012. In his final months with the company he had reformed his tag-team with Edwards but announced on November 30th he had parted ways with the company. ROH later claimed in a statement Richards had been released due to unprofessionalism and unreliability with the company.
Wesley Richards is a 9-year professional of the squared circle who first debuted back in 2004 after having been trained by Paul Orndorff & Tony Kozina. He has competed over his career under the names Davey Richards, Davey Phoenix, Wayne Kerr and recently Derek Billington. In addition to his career with ROH, Richards also competed with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla from 2005-2013 where he is a former 1-Time PWG Champion and 3-Time PWG Tag-Team Champion. Richards has been a regular for numerous north american independent organizations including Squared Circle Wrestling, Full Impact Pro, Dragon Gate and others. He has also been a regular in the orient working for New Japan Pro Wrestling from 2010-2012 and competing in numerous tours with Pro Wrestling NOAH. Since leaving ROH there has reportedly been interest in Richards from both the WWE and TNA but no official announcement regarding his contract status has been made public.
Below we look at the televised professional wrestling career of Wesley ‘Davey’ Richards by the numbers…
Ring Of Honor Wrestling:
* 29 Matches ( 5th Most All-Time ) on ROH Pay-Per-View. (First Match: 2007 Driven With Roderick Strong & Rocky Romero Vs Delirious, Erick Stevens & Matt Cross Last Match: 2013 Death Before Dishonor With Eddie Edwards Vs Rocky Romero & Alex Kozlov)
* 10 Main Event Matches ( 2nd Most All-Time ) on ROH Pay-Per-View. (First Main Event Match: 2009 Caged Collision With Adam Pearce, Eddie Edwards, Tank Toland & Bobby Dempsey Vs Jay Briscoe, Roderick Strong, Brent Albright, Erick Stevens & Ace Steel Last Main Event Match: 2012 Best In The World Vs Kevin Steen)
* 57 Matches ( 4th Most All-Time ) on ROH On Sinclair Broadcasting / HDNet. (First Match: May 9th 2009 With Eddie Edwards Vs Orange Cassidy & Little Butterscotch Last Match: December 7th 2013 With Eddie Edwards Vs Homicide & Eddie Kingston)
* 41 Main Event Matches ( 2nd Most All-Time ) on ROH On Sinclair Broadcasting / HDNet. (First Main Event Match: May 30th 2009 With Eddie Edwards Vs El Generico & Kevin Steen Last Main Event Match: August 17th 2013 Vs Jay Lethal, Roderick Strong, Michael Elgin, Adam Cole & Mike Mondo)
* 163 Matches ( 7th Most All-Time ) on ROH Home Video Releases. (First Match: 2006 Destiny Vs Jimmy Rave Last Match: 2013 Pursuit Night # 2 Vs Eddie Edwards Vs Homicide & Eddie Kingston)
* 44 Main Event Matches ( 7th Most All-Time ) on ROH Home Video Releases. (First Main Event Match: 2006 Honor Reclaims Boston With KENTA Vs Austin Aries & Roderick Strong Last Main Event Match: 2013 Manhattan Mayhem With Eddie Edwards Vs Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 1 Match on WWE NXT Wrestling.
New Japan Pro Wrestling:
* 9 Matches on NJPW Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Match on NJPW Super J Tag Tournament.
* 9 Matches on NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors.
* 1 Main Event Match on NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors.
* 2 Matches on NJPW Circuit.
* 6 Matches on NJPW J Sports Crown.
* 2 Main Event Matches on NJPW J Sports Crown.
* 3 Matches on NJPW Invasion.
* 1 Match on NJPW New Japan In Kyoto.
* 5 Matches on NJPW 40th Anniversary Tour.
* 1 Main Event Match on NJPW 40th Anniversary Tour.
Pro Wrestling NOAH:
* 10 Matches on NOAH Navigation.
* 1 Main Event Match on NOAH Navigation.
* 1 Match on NOAH SEM.
* 1 Match on NOAH Go Go Shiodome Jamboree.
* 3 Matches on Dragon The Gate Gate Of The Generation 2009.
* 1 Main Event Match on Dragon Gate The Gate Of Generation 2009.
Combat Zone Wrestling:
* 1 Match on CZW Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Match on DREAMWAVE Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Main Event Match on DREAMWAVE Pay-Per-View.
Ohio Valley Wrestling:
* 1 Match on Ohio Valley Wrestling Television.
NWA: Smoky Mountain:
* 1 Match on NWA: Smoky Mountain Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Main Event Match on NWA: Smoky Mountain Pay-Per-View.
Premiere Wrestling Xperience:
* 2 Matches on PWX Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Main Event Match on PWX Pay-Per-View.
Pro Wrestling Syndicate:
* 1 Match on PWS Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Main Event Match on PWS Pay-Per-View.
Desastre Total Ultraviolento:
* 1 Match on DTU On TVC Deportes.