In a recent interview with Vickie Guerrero as part of her Excuse Me! podcast, Davey Richards discussed several topics and revealed that he has turned down contract offers from both the WWE and All Elite Wrestling.

“I’ve been offered a WWE contract three times now, AEW reached out too. I’m a father, so being on the road that much is difficult for me, plus for me, I found out in my time in IMPACT which was great, they treated me very well, but I hate TV wrestling. What I mean by that is I hate wrestling five minutes, I don’t like wrestling less than 15 minutes, it’s just not me, it’s not my style, it’s nothing wrong with people who do it and do it very well, obviously that’s where the money is, all the respect in the world, that’s just not me.

I like to get in there and tell stories and things like that and to do that, you can’t really go to a big company and be like, I’m here to wrestle 15 minutes every night, sounds good, see you later. Now, more than ever, there is not that line between the big time and the indies, GCW just sold out the Hammerstein in record time. The independents are recognized prominently by the bigger promotions and that line is blurred, it’s not surprising anymore to see your favorite independent wrestler just show up on television.

It’s more my style and enjoyment, with MLW, I’m given a lot of creative control to just go out there and wrestle for 15 to 20 minutes.”

The full interview is available at this link.