The Rock has a lot of attributes about his character that people can emulate. Some have said that AEW star Ricky Starks dresses like The Great One, but Starks doesn’t see it that way.
Ricky Starks recently spoke to Fightful about this comparison to The People’s Champion. He stated that he likes to wear nice clothes because they make him look good. He’d rather win a Best Dressed Award over anything else.
If people want to say that he is trying to be like Dwayne Johnson because of how he dresses himself then there’s nothing he can do about it.
“That’s how I dress. People are like, ‘Oh, he’s trying to be like someone.’ No, that’s how I like to dress. I like nice clothes and fashion. No one has ever told me that I can’t dress a certain way. I have people that will clown on me back there, but it doesn’t matter. If anything, I’d rather win the Best Dressed Award over anything. The issue is, fans are used to people coming out in Nikes and basketball shorts and they see someone like me and it goes up against what they’re used to and they go, ‘This dude looks wack because he’s wearing Gucci slip-on shoes with a Gucci belt and a knit top and gold chain.’ Dude, I look fly as hell. I just don’t get why, if someone dresses nice, why do you have to be The Rock?”
Ricky Starks looks “fly as hell” as he sees it and that’s all that should matter. There are far worse people to be compared to other than The Rock. That should also be kept in mind.
AEW has big things in store for Starks. Tony Khan had a deal ready for him and his first angle during Ricky Starks’ debut match against Cody on Dynamite. Now Starks is alongside Taz on AEW television.