MLW have locked in another of their stars for the long term, as it was announced today (December 29) that Davey Richards has signed a long-term deal with Major League Wrestling.
Richards returned to wrestling during the MLW 2021 Open Draft back in May, before he went on to win the 2021 Opera Cup in November.
MLW posted the following statement on their official website:
Davey Richards has re-upped with Major League Wrestling, inking a multiyear contract extension.
“Davey is one of the top pure wrestlers in the sport and I’m pumped that he’s decided to plant his flag here at MLW for several years with this new deal,” said MLW owner Court Bauer. “(Davey) has upped the standards of the in-ring product and his leadership and pride as a member of the MLW locker room is invaluable. Davey is Mr. MLW and we’re damn proud he’s made MLW his home.”
A decorated wrestler, winning world championships from Japan to America, the “American Wolf” defeated Tom Lawlor, TJPW and Bobby Fish to win the 2021 Opera Cup in November.
Davey Richards will next compete January 21 in Dallas as he fights ACH at MLW Blood & Thunder.
It was also announced last week that MLW had locked their current MLW World Champion Alex Hammerstone down to a multi-year deal with the promotion.
Richards himself revealed that he turned down offers from both WWE and AEW, and explained why he chose to do so.