Ricky Starks is certainly one of the best things on AEW television lately for many fans. The FTW Champion gets a lot of fan attention thanks to his smooth in-ring skills and solid promo ability. He also explained something about his current status in AEW.

Ricky Starks is usually one of the mainstays of the commentary table on AEW Rampage. Fans also think Ricky Starks is retired due to how little he wrestles, which always upsets him.

While speaking with Wrassle Rap, Ricky Starks talked about his promo skills and work on commentary. Starks stated that good promo ability does not necessarily guarantee that someone will be good at commentary.

“There’s a misconception that just because you’re charismatic and can cut a promo that you can also do commentary. They’re not one and the same, at all. There’s a lot of ebbs and flows, and a lot of stuff to commentary that people don’t even think about. So, when you’re out there and it’s a show that is live and we have to move from one thing to another, and you can’t say something, it’s worrisome.


The funny thing was, my first few times they would say a joke to me, and for me to get a response in I would wait a minute or two. By that point, we’ve already moved on, so I can’t even make a retort to that. So, I found that out the hard way, and not be so longwinded. It’s good working with Excalibur, and Taz, and Jericho, all these people they help me out. And I think they understand that I am trying the best I can.”

Ricky Starks also said that he has always been main eventer in AEW. He is currently engaged in a program with Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee. We’ll have to see how it continues to develop in the coming weeks.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes

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