In a recent interview conducted for ScrippsNews.com, Ring of Honor star Davey Richards had the following to say about his decision to retire from pro wrestling this December. "I didn't plan to do this for my career. I've gotten done with paramedic school and have other things I want to concentrate on. I want to get my black belt in jiujitsu and finish the fire academy. I'm married now, too. Ring of Honor has so many talented guys that they don't need me anymore."
When asked about the possibility of returning from retirement as others have done in the past, Richards said, "First off, I hate to say I'm retiring. I'm just a small-town guy who wrestles. Ric Flair retires. Lou Thesz retires. For me, I'm just not going to show up anymore."