AEW held their second-annual Owen Hart Foundation tournament, and each tournament was quite an interesting set of brackets. In the end, fans saw two new trophy winners in Calgary during AEW Collision this week.
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CM Punk was booed when he made his way to the ring in Calgary, but he also had a few fans behind him. Needless to say, Punk is a divisive character, no matter where he is.
Ricky Starks was ready to prove that he was on CM Punk’s level. In the end, the two had around twenty-minutes to tell their story in the ring. To add even more to the moment, CM Punk rocked pink ring gear in Calgary, just like Bret “Hitman” Hart.
Ricky Starks and CM Punk got the Calgary crowd to a fever pitch many times throughout the match. In the closing moments, Punk called for a GTS, but Starks was able to avoid it. This was after Punk nailed a piledriver for a two count.
Suddenly, CM Punk latched on a frontface lock on Ricky Starks, and then Absolute was able to get to the ropes to break things up. In the end, they traded near-falls and Ricky Starks ended up winning the match.
This was a huge moment for Absolute Ricky Starks, a career-defining victory, to say the least. Needless to say, CM Punk was not happy at all.
In the women’s side of the bracket, Willow Nightingale was able to avoid the heel tactics from the Outcasts, and she pulled down the win after a powerbomb over Ruby Soho.
We will have complete coverage of what’s to come for Ricky Starks in AEW. For more on this story, and so many more, stay tuned with us here at Ringside News.