Ricky Starks is currently one of the highlights of AEW television lately. The FTW Champion has worked hard to establish himself as a solid talent and fans continue to support him all the time. He also has a high opinion of Cody Rhodes for good reason.

Starks made his debut on the June 17, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite when he answered Cody Rhodes’ open challenge for the AEW TNT Title. Starks has been with AEW since then, where he has honed his craft in many ways.

While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Ricky Starks revealed that Cody is still the person he goes to for advice when it comes to wrestling.

“It’s gonna be Cody. I have people I’m able to go to. It still is Cody. There is nothing wrong with saying that. I don’t really have that type of relationship back there (in AEW). There are people I can talk to, for sure, but it’s not in terms of taking me under their wing.


Sting is a person I talk to with stuff outside of wrestling. Sonjay (Dutt) is a producer I talk to and I like Sonjay a lot because he understands me and that’s all I’ve asked for from people, is to understand me as a person, and he does. Jericho, I’ve talked to to get advice, but there isn’t anyone I go to and sit there and pick their brains because I don’t feel like I have that relationship just yet. It’s not because of me, it’s just how it is there back there and that’s cool with me.”

Ricky Starks also said that he has always been main eventer in AEW. Cody Rhodes will forever respect Cody Rhodes and that is what matters to him now. We’ll have to see what Starks will do next in the company.

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