Ricky Starks has come a long way in a short time with AEW, making his debut against Cody Rhodes by answering his AEW TNT Title open challenge on the June 16, 2020 episode of Dynamite to becoming FTW Champion on July 14.
In between those two championship bouts, Starks worked with Sting, which included a cinematic match at AEW Revolution.
Speaking to Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT, Starks discussed what it was like working with Sting.
“It’s crazy to think about, isn’t it? It’s crazy to think about where I was two years ago to now. I wasn’t scared working with Sting. Sting is a legend obviously and I like the pressure of making sure that, hey, this is his first match back in six years right? That whole process was so awesome to see. Sting, while there’s some issues there in the past, I’ve come around to respect Sting. You can hear it first [laughs]. I do respect him. So to not only have the best cinematic match ever in wrestling, but to also be in a ring and wrestle Sting is crazy. That’s just something I never thought I’d say," he said.
Speaking on the cinematic match at Revolution, Starks commented, "That took two days to do. I know that we all went into it with the mindset that this is going to be the best cinematic matchup ever and so far no one else has been able to touch it. It still stands at the very top as the best cinematic match, period. No one can tell me different.”
Starks, who was teaming with Brian Cage at Revolution, lost the cinematic match to Sting & Darby Allin.
Starks is doing much better with Cage out of the picture in Team Taz, winning the FTW Championship from him and moving forward with Taz, Hook, and Powerhouse Hobbs.
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