Dustin Rhodes: Ricky Starks Is The Future And The Now; He's Killing It

Dustin Rhodes comments on the future of Ricky Starks and the men's Owen Hart Foundation Memorial Cup Tournament as a whole.

Dustin Rhodes has been around the wrestling industry for decades. In that time, he has seen generations of performers come and go and has grown to understand when a certain wrestler has intangible Superstar qualities.

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Ricky Starks is one such wrestler. Dustin Rhodes recently appeared on the Sports Guys Talking Wrestling podcast and during the appearance, "The Natural" praised Starks and the other matches in the tournament, including his own against Powerhouse Hobbs.

"He's a very young Superstar, and he's going to be the future, I think, and the now. He's just stepping into his own shoes. He's killing it. I'm excited to see that one," Rhodes said of the upcoming CM Punk vs. Ricky Starks match on the July 15 episode of AEW Saturday Collision. "I mean, I was excited to see CM Punk and Samoa Joe because of their rivalry and CM Punk to actually finally one-up Samoa Joe, which was impressive. It was a hell of a match, I thought. I texted them all and said what an awesome match it was. It should be an incredible match."

Regarding his own match in the tournament against Powerhouse Hobbs, Rhodes said he really enjoyed the match they had and believes it's the best one that Hobbs has had in his whole career.

"I think me wrestling Hobbs in that quarterfinal round was also really impressive, and I really really enjoyed that one, working with him. He is another one that the world needs to look out for, and it was tough, and I'm still kind of sore from him because he's a bad boy. I think he probably had the best match he's had since he's been in the business, and that's a testament to our workability. We had chemistry, and it was really good."

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