Richard King Explains Why His AEW Dark Match Against Ortiz Didn’t Air, Gets Advice From Christopher Daniels
Richard King is on his way to big things.
Independent wrestler Richard King has made his name across many independent promotions but has become a mainstay on BattleSlam. He also got the opportunity to wrestle on AEW Dark, including one match that didn’t air against Ortiz. While talking to Jeremy Lambert and Stephen Jensen on The Spotlight, King explained why the match didn’t make air on AEW Dark and revealed some advice he received afterwards.
The Dynamite episode that aired after those tapings, Ortiz shaved his head. I was told before we went out there, ‘this match probably won’t air because Ortiz is going to shave his head in a few days.’ I was like, ‘Okay, cool.’ I was hoping to at least get footage, ‘Hey, don’t share,’ type of thing, but I didn’t get anything. I don’t even know if the cameras were on,– Richard King via The Spotlight
Ortiz ended up losing his hair in a hair vs. hair match to Chris Jericho. Following the unaired Dark match, King revealed that he received some advice from Christopher Daniels.
The match that I had with Ortiz at Dark, that unfortunately was never aired, Ortiz and I got critiqued by Christopher Daniels. It was like, ‘You guys went out there, you had a great technical match. Physically, it looked great. Character-wise, you need to show that more. More character.’ From that point on, I was like, ‘character, character, character.’ I know I can be physical and do the physicality stuff and the moves, so in the back of my mind I’ll do that, but the forefront of my mind has to be on character,– Richard King via The Spotlight
Richard King sees himself as characters such as Homelander, where he believes he’s the best thing since sliced bread, but doesn’t understand why the people don’t love him.
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