Ricky Starks is currently one of the highlights of AEW television and there is a good reason for that. The FTW Champion has worked hard to establish himself as a solid talent and fans continue to support him all the time. Starks also hit out at ex-WWE wrestlers for a good reason.

Starks has been with AEW since 2020 and since then, a lot of other major talent have made their way to the company. This includes the likes of CM Punk and Bryan Danielson.

While speaking to Nick Hausman of Wrestling Inc, Ricky Starks was asked whether seeing AEW sign former WWE stars gives him a chip on his shoulder. Starks made it clear that’s not the case as he hit out at ex-WWE wrestlers who think they are better than him.

“No, not at all. I don’t believe in having a chip on my shoulder because that makes me a whiny little b****. But what I do believe in is, these people who come in and the attitude of a higher-than, and we are a less-than, you get what I’m saying? I think it should be noted that there’s a reason those people don’t work there anymore, and we should look at the facts of why.

So when they get in the ring, and they stand across the ring from me or Hobbs, we have proven to people, by contrast, exactly what they left or why they got kicked out or whatever happened. We have proven that me and Hobbs, the people who have been here through the pandemic, man, who came in around the same time, we proved exactly that me and Hobbs are better, if not levels, I mean levels, above these guys. I don’t care who you are. And you can put this in the headlines of the dirt sheets. I don’t give a shit who you are. You can’t come in here and act like you’re way better than me or Hobbs. It ain’t gonna happen, Jack. Not as long as I got breath in my lungs.”

Ricky Starks also said that he has always been a main eventer in AEW. He and Powerhouse Hobbs were also unable to win the AEW World Tag Team Titles on AEW Dynamite this week. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for Starks.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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