Davey Richards retiring later this year: According to Prowrestling.net, indy superstar and new “best in the world” Davey Richards has said he plans to retire this year. Well, kinda retire:
“I’ve gotten done with paramedic school and have other things I want to concentrate on. I want to get my black belt in jiujitsu and finish the fire academy. I’m married now, too… Ric Flair retires. Lou Thesz retires. For me, I’m just not going to show up anymore.”
Richards has been a Stunt Granny favorite (well, at least of Eric’s and Jeremy’s), and despite the fact that he’s a little nutso, it’ll be too bad to see him go, especially while he’s at the top of his game. Kinda like “Seinfeld.” Congratulations, though, Davey, on having a life. (What are the odds of him beating Tyler Black for the ROH World Title, keeping us all guessing who’ll beat Richards before he retires? Dun dun duuunnnnn…)
Bryan Danielson already booked in a few places: According to Prowrestling.net, Bryan Danielson (recently released WWE NXT Season 1 rookie Daniel Bryan) will wrestle for Chikara in Detroit tomorrow (Saturday) and also is booked for a weekend of WXW shows in Germany on July 3-4, EVOLVE’s show in Rahway, N.J., on July 23 and Dragon Gate USA’s one-year anniversary show in Philadelphia on July 24. Duh, he’s the previous “best in the world,” of course he’ll get bookings. By the way, if you click around on Prowrestling.net, not only will you see a banner ad for HDNet’s “Hottest Girl in America” TV show which is barely safe for work, but you’ll also see stories with thoughts on Danielson’s WWE release from John Cena, Jim Cornette and former WWE writer Dave Lagana. Everyone has opinions on this Danielson story, and Danielson is reaping all the benefits. (*sneaks behind curtain like Jon Lovitz in “The Wedding Singer”*)
Dixie Carter proud of drunk Scott Hall: According to Prowrestling.net, Dixie Carter posted on her beloved and storied Twitter account that she’s lookin’ out for Scott Hall.
“Scott Hall and I talked and together decided he needed time to focus on some personal issues,” Carter wrote. “I am proud of the action he is taking.”
Well good. I’m glad Southern Mama Carter doesn’t mind playing baby-sitter for the Halls, Waltmans, Hardys and Angles of the world. I’m also glad these guys have found essentially a sugar mama who will fork over money every time they need it. Mark. -Eric