Davey Richards is not waiting for promotion to drop or cut ties with him. He is canceling himself.

Richards has announced that he is retiring from pro-wrestling due to domestic violence allegations that have been made against him by an ex-partner.

In a statement, Richards denies any such behaviour.

“The allegations I adamantly deny and if you look on casenet in MO under my name Wesley David Richards you’ll see there are no charges filed against me,” he has said.

Richards also responded to a photo that has circulated saying that is from when they trained in martial arts together not a domestic dispute.

Despite that, Richards has decided to walk away from the squared circle.

“So I am canceling myself. This great sport is far too wonderful for anyone, including myself to tarnish it. I will wrap up my shows this weekend and I will be retiring from professional wrestling,” he stated.

Over the Top (OTT) Wrestling, Prestige Wrestling, St. Louis Anarchy and Team Ambition Wrestling School have all cut ties with Richards.

Richards is known for his time in Impact and RoH but has an extensive career across the indies and smaller promotions as a singles wrestler or as the tag team The Wolves with his long-time partner, Eddie Edwards.

He is a former ROH World Champion, a five-time TNA World Tag Team Champion with Edwards and a three time ROH World Tag Team Champion, once with Rocky Romero and twice with Edwards.