An ex-ROH World Champion is retiring after allegations of domestic abuse.
Multiple promotions are cutting ties with Davey Richards after some allegations have become public.
The Team Ambition wrestling academy out of St. Louis announced on Friday that they are “formally and permanently” separating themselves from the former Ring of Honor World Champion. Team Ambition wrote the following:
The decision has been made for Team Ambition to formally and permanently part ways with Davey Richards.
In the coming months Team Ambition, including the Professional Wrestling Academy, will be undergoing some changes and rebranding. We remain dedicated to making the St. Louis Professional Wrestling scene, as well as Professional Wrestling as a whole, better and stronger. We want to thank everyone sincerely for their ongoing support.
The St. Louis Anarchy promotion announced yesterday that Richards was no longer scheduled for their upcoming show on April 14. They tweeted:
Davey Richards is off our April 14th event. A new main event will be announced at 2pm CT.
Also, Prestige Wrestling announced they are cutting ties with Richards “effective immediately.” They tweeted:
Effective immediately Prestige Wrestling has cut ties with Davey Richards.
We will have updates soon on any matches/plans that involved Davey Richards.
Davey Richards has also deactivated his Twitter account.
According to Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, the companies are cutting ties with Richards due to allegations of domestic abuse. He wrote:
“Many companies have terminated their association with Davey Richards due to violating their policies and code of conducts, due to allegations of domestic abuse.”
“Richards had privately denied any allegations to several who he’d been in contact with”
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