Davey Richards has many fans all over the world who have enjoyed his time in the ring. A lot of people care about him, but the veteran pro wrestler hasn’t had the best time in recent months.

Some pro wrestling fans might have wondered why Davey Richards has been silent for a few months. He cleared all of that up today with a very candid social media post.

Davey Richards posted a couple text graphics that told fans that he’s been having a very rough go of it lately. Richards said that he’s dealt with suicidal ideations as well, which is very concerning.

The last 3 months have been – wow, tempestuous to say least. Things got very dark for awhile for me – at one point I planned on taking my own life. Sounds to surreal to think I was in that state.


To have a couple bitter ex’s do through the trouble, turn, and effort to spread false information about me to destroy my wrestling career – a career that I came back to with no other intent then to just give back was harrowing. Worst – they succeeded in doing so.

I could have sought vengeance – but those whom seek vengeance should start by digging two graves.
Since that time that accuser has admitted her claims were false and the other – well-that’s her cross to bear.
I’ve dedicated my life to helping others through wrestling and medicine.

To claim through wrestling and medicine. To claim I was intentionally hurting others was heartbreaking. Worst again- everyone bought it.

I really wanted to use my last year or so in wrestling to give back and give the vast amounts of knowledge back to the sport that has given me so much. But it looks like that was not meant to be.

But the darkest days always bring the brightest mornings. I’ve re – dedicated myself to my study of medicine, my love of grappling, and most of being a father.
If I hold onto the bitterness and apathy as those whom tarnished my name then I am no better than them.

So I forgive them.

I was given a talent by God for wrestling and for medicine – no one can take that from me and it is my responsibility to use my talents and passion to help and serve humanity.

We’re sending out our best to Davey Richards during this time. He has a lot of people who care about him, so hopefully, their support will help him along as he continues fighting those personal issues.

If you, or anyone you know, are dealing with thoughts of suicide, please call the national crisis hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

What’s your take on this candid admission from Davey Richards? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

Felix Upton is a seasoned writer with over 30 years of experience. He began his career writing advertisements for local newspapers in New York before transitioning to publishing news for Ringside News. His expertise includes writing, editing, research, photo editing, and video editing. In his free time, he enjoys bungee jumping and learning extinct languages.

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