On the Kevin Steen Show, Davey Richards was asked about his tryout with WWE. The newest TNA star stated that he did not want to sign the developmental deal because he was not keen on moving to Orlando. He also revealed that he turned down the contract, as opposed to being rejected as rumored.
There are rumors floating around that Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards turned down the opportunity to further try out for the WWE developmental program, but that does not appear to be the case. Triple H simply was not interested in signing the two of them to a contract.
Since they're not allowed to work elsewhere during their trial period with NXT, Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards are making quite the sacrifice in order to get a chance at being permanently picked up by WWE.
WWE is allowing Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards to finish up their remaining schedule dates with ROH, but the company does not want them to sign on for anything further.