- NewsDay has an interview with Davey Richards, who was promoting tomorrow's Lockdown pay-per-view. During the interview, Richards discussed receiving a WWE tryout and said that they were sent an email from WWE talent development director Canyon Cemen, which stated that Triple H felt that "our work was good enough to be on TV, but he already had a lot of Daveys and Eddies."
"That place is so weird, man. It gave me the creeps," Richards said. "Everyone's just walking around on eggshells. It's just bubble.
"Personally, I wanted to go to TNA anyway. I was trying to convince Eddie the entire time. After [WWE] told us they were not going ahead with the rest of the tryout, we had a deal signed with [TNA] within 20 minutes."
- Brian Fritz also has an interview with Richards at The Orlando Sentinel. In the interview, Richards talked more about his time with WWE developmental, while also discussing his breakup with ROH.
"We're not talking," Richards said of ROH. " We're not on good terms. I have no respect for them whatsoever. I strongly dislike management there like with the exception of Jeff Jones who is a great guy. But the booker (Hunter Johnson) is completely inadequate at his job and he got his job more for being spineless than being talented. And the owner (Joe Koff) is even worse, he could care less about wrestling. He just wants to do television. To me, it's just not something I agree with but I'm not there anymore and they do their own thing. And for the talent and the fans I wish them nothing but the best of luck.
"That company is in business not because of stellar booking and stellar management. They're in business still because they'they're spineless. The talent there is phenomenal. They're top notch and great. But the management from the booker to the owner it's definitely shut up and do what you're told and drink the Kool-aid. I made a joke when I was there I called it Jim Jones wrestling. Just shut up and drink the Kool-aid and do your job. In private, people are going this sucks this sucks this sucks and I'm the one who came out and said this is terrible. I worked for that company and gave them everything I had for seven years. I think I earned my right to an opinion. Once that got out, it was like you're going against the stream? You're not here to have an opinion, just shut up and do your job and get your paycheck. I'm sure you can find someone else to do that for a lot less money than what you're paying me so I'm just going to go about my way. Best decision I ever made and I have no desire to go back, ever.