Following the controversy of some of the statements made by former ROH champion Davey Richards in his interview in Issue 2, the American Wolf granted a follow-up audience to Total Wrestling. Here’s what he had to say, about ROH, the championships, and what lies ahead.
TW: Hi Davey, you requested this interview because there are some things you’d like to clarify, as you had some disparaging remarks about the ROH tag titles and ROH World title in our recent interview. Why were these made, Davey?
DR: They came off as if the ROH tag titles don’t mean anything. They very much do, I just believe the real feud isn’t rEDragon vs anyone other than the American Wolves. The two top tag teams in professional wrestling.
You mentioned that you were surprised Adam Cole won the belt instead of Michael Elgin.. For what reasons do you feel that way?
Elgin is just on another level. Cole is so good, but man, my money was totally on Elgin.
It was said that you believe the title has been devalued over the past few years, and that the booking of it has been substandard, what are your reasons for feeling this way? Do you have any examples?
I just miss the epic reigns of a (Samoa) Joe or (Bryan) Danielson. Even mine didn’t compare. It just felt like the ROH title defenses were the most important in all of wrestling, and even in my reign it didn’t feel that way sometimes. I just think it’s the company redefining themselves.
When asked about UK talent, you replied that you thought that some UK talent were better than the current crop of ROH guys, do you feel the roster of ROH has depleted over the years in quality, or is that a testament to the great talent here in the UK?
I just honestly feel that the UK roster has a lot of talent, especially like I said Zack Sabre Jr. and Dave Mastiff.
Now, we once again have to ask about WWE, as in an interview with Preston City Wrestling. you stated that whatever may happen you would cause fireworks, and then we spoke to you the next day and you stated you couldn’t talk about it for legal reasons? We have to ask how the trial went, can you talk anything about the trial and what, perhaps, does your future hold?
I can’t give specifics. But you’ll see. It’s never been done before. It’s going to be awesome.
Is WWE a place where you’ve always wanted to end up?
Not always. It’s an interest now, but really my main focus is on being the best anywhere and everywhere I compete.