Last night’s Royal Rumble Premium Live Event was a massive success. The show gained a lot of traction among wrestling fans and was widely praised for it controversial ending, which saw Sami Zayn betray The Bloodline. The show also saw the return of Cody Rhodes. In a surprising turn of events, a top AEW star was also seen alongside the American Nightmare.

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A photo has been doing the rounds online that shows Ricky Starks arriving with Cody Rhodes at the arena just prior to the Royal Rumble. Starks and Rhodes are pretty good friends so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see him with Cody Rhodes.

For those wondering if Ricky Starks might be considering making the jump from AEW to WWE, there has been no indication that he plans to leave AEW. It seems like he was there to support his good friend on his special night.


Cody Rhodes returned to the Royal Rumble as the number 30 entrant and he went on to win the men’s Royal Rumble match. By doing so, he has now guaranteed himself a spot in the main event of WrestleMania.

As for Ricky Starks, he is currently being pushed as a breakout star in AEW after he has been on a winning streak as of late. He even recently beat Chris Jericho on Dynamite a few weeks ago.

It looks like Starks has a big role to play in AEW and it doesn’t seem plausible that he could leave all that and move to WWE. However, it wouldn’t be surprising if WWE offer him a contract given his skills. Stay tuned to Ringside News as we bring you similar stories.

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Sunil Joseph

Passionate pro wrestling fan. Sunil has been writing WWE content writing for over the last five years. Sunil still gets excited when he gets to tell people that he gets paid to watch pro wrestling.

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