Ricky Starks: I'm Glad To See Big Bill Doing Good, He's A Good Dude

Ricky Starks comments on teaming with Big Bill.

Ricky Starks and Big Bill were aligned in August 2023 after Starks was "suspended," but obtained his manager's license. The duo went on to have fast success, winning the AEW Tag Team Championships the October 7 episode of AEW Collision.

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The two held the titles for 123 before losing them to Sting & Darby Allin on the February 7 episode of AEW Collision. Since then, they lost in the AEW Tag Team Title tournament, and Big Bill has gone on to align himself with Chris Jericho under The Learning Tree.

Speaking to WhatCulture, Starks confirmed that the team is done.

“I think that’s it, yeah. The way that we even came into teaming together was a bit of a crap shoot as well. Honestly, this is everything I had predicted was going to happen anyways. I got suspended, so I couldn’t be at All In, but I could be at All Out. During my suspension, I had a manager’s license, and that’s when I started being with Bill. I would tell people, me and Big Bill, we really don’t know each other that well. We’ve gotten to know each other over the course of the months, but that was something that me and him had to just make work. Every time they give something, we just make it work. So it was fun. I thought it was cool for what it was. Seemed like people were into it. Not too much of a chance given, so to speak. People can say what they want, but I think there was a little bit more to it that could have happened that didn’t. But you deal with stuff, and that’s how it is. He’s a great dude. I really, really hope that things work out for him. I’ve always actually campaigned for that. I’ve always made sure, if anybody out of this would be taken care of, it’s him. So I’m glad to see that he is doing good because he’s a good dude," he said.

On May 10, Fightful Select reported there were no creative plans for the team to reunite.

Starks has not wrestled since the March 30 episode of AEW Collision. It is unknown when he will return to television. You can find his comments on his absence by clicking here.

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