Davey Richards issued the following statement to PWInsider.com on Thursday evening:
“I want to publicly apologize for the comments I said in my shoot interview about Kevin Steen. I was very angry and bitter at some things that were said and done by him during my time as champion.
As different as me and Kevin are professionally, personally I hurt a friend and a very good person. Nonetheless, it’s no excuse and I want to apologize to Steen and his fans and wish him and ROH the very best.”
Richards is referring to a recent shoot interview DVD released by www.highspots.com.