Last weekend on “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV we witnessed Davey Richards attempt to reconcile his differences with former protege & training partner Kyle O'Reilly. Suffice it to say that things did not go as Richards planned when Kyle lured him in with a handshake and then, quite literally, swept the rug out from underneath The American Wolf. Richards retaliated, trapping Kyle in the ankle lock, but Bobby Fish...the sometime Pro Wrestling NOAH tag partner of Eddie Edwards...hit the ring to lay out Davey and side with O'Reilly. Fish then put Davey into a Crossface while Kyle verbally lambasted his former ally, telling him that he had pushed everyone away and that there was no one left to help him.
After the attack, Davey apparently confronted ROH Match Maker Nigel McGuinness looking for a match against the two men who had just laid him out. Nigel questioned just who Davey would get for his partner as he was not going to sanction a handicap match here and Richards asked that his former American Wolves mate Eddie Edwards be made his partner for “Final Battle 2012: Doomsday” on December 16th!
The American Wolves have not united in over a year, since “Gateway to Honor” & the 11/12/11 edition of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” TV, and it certainly seemed like the concept of Richards and Edwards as a team died after their collision at “Final Battle 2011”. Yet at “Glory by Honor XI” after Richards fell to Jay Lethal, passing out in the Koji Clutch, Eddie made the first attempt...at least first PUBLIC attempt...to reconcile as he checked on his former championship partner.
With Eddie currently competing in Japan for NOAH, we don't have a direct answer as of yet to Richards' request but Davey seemingly has all of the faith that Eddie will show up.
“I took Davey's request into consideration.” said Nigel to ROHWrestling.com, “And quite honestly mate I know that I would love to see The American Wolves reunite even if it's just for one night and I would be willing to be the fans would as well. So effective immediately, it will be The American Wolves of Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards taking on Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish at Final Battle 2012! The ball is now in Eddie's court though. I e-mailed him, informing him that the match has been booked and that if Eddie doesn't want it, then so be it BUT if he doesn't want to be there, well then I suppose he just won't be wrestling on the show at all.”
What will Eddie Edwards have to say about this when he gets back from NOAH? Will we finally see The American Wolves, one of the most dominating teams in ROH history, reunite? And even if they do, will the nascent duo of O'Reilly & Fish spoil that reunion for everybody? We will all find out at “Final Battle 2012: Doomsday” on December 16th! Tickets for the event are on-sale right here in the ROH Store or you can order the iPPV broadcast here!