Arn Anderson has high praise for Ricky Starks.
Ricky Starks is one of the wrestlers that came through to AEW via Cody Rhodes’ TNT Championship open challenge. Prior to that, he was the NWA World Television Champion during the initial resurrection of that championship.
Speaking on a podcast, Arn Anderson, a legendary NWA Television Champion praised Ricky Starks as coachable during a Q&A session when he was asked if he would have preferred being an overall talent scout as opposed to a producer in WWE and now AEW.
“I think that's one of the things I do have a little bit of expertise in is being able to watch something and see how much potential somebody has at that particular time and what it would take to make them better or if they probably don't have the aptitude to be in the business.
“The ability to assess talent is critical when you're a producer with WWE and certainly with any company. You've got to know what you're looking for. A lot of guys -- it may just be the fact that they've never had a guy with a lot more experience set them down and go, ‘I watched your match and I like this and I like this, might have moved this around a little bit, this really blows take it out,’ they might have never had that kind of creative constructive criticism. All it takes is something like that and the light goes on and they go, ‘Wow.’”
He continued, “I'll tell you a kid that comes to mind that takes instruction really really well and has a great attitude is Ricky Starks. He really does. He's got a ton of talent. When you set him down, I try to sit him down because he's a nice kid, he's a good kid for the business. He's got a lot of high-end perspective. He looks at things kind of like a top guy does. He just needs a little more experience but he's a guy that is definitely coachable.”
Currently, Ricky Starks is paired with another legend of the ring, Taz, and had the opportunity to compete against Sting live on pay-per-view during AEW Revolution on March 7.
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