Ricky Starks Reveals It Was Important To Him To Support Cody Rhodes At The 2023 WWE Royal Rumble

Top AEW Star “Absolute” Ricky Starks spoke with Stephanie Chase on a variety of topics such as how it was important to him to support top WWE Star Cody Rhodes at the 2023 WWE Royal Rumble because Cody is his friend and The American Nightmare is someone who helped him out through a neck injury and through his entire wrestling career even before AEW was launched.

“Absolute” Ricky Starks said:

“It was important to me (to be at the Royal Rumble for Cody Rhodes) because that’s my friend. That’s a guy who has helped me out through a neck injury, that’s a guy who has helped me through my career, even before AEW. Even before AEW when I was an extra at SmackDown, this guy talked to me and gave me advice when he didn’t have to. When I was on the indies, I ran into him. That is what’s important. I don’t give a sh*t and I want everyone who’s watching this to do this verbatim. I don’t give a sh*t if there’s some tribalism from the fans, I don’t care if someone from my company or over there thinks it’s a bad look. I don’t give a f*ck. That is my friend and one thing about me is I’m genuinely going to be a friend no matter what and if you ride for me, I’m gonna ride for you so it’s important that I go there and see a guy who is ultimately on the biggest chapter (of his career). It was important for me to be there because I would want the same damn thing, someone to come and just support me that way.”

“Absolute” Ricky Starks also spoke about how he doesn’t care what tribalism him being at the 2023 WWE Royal Rumble Event may have happened with the fans or from people in AEW or the WWE because him being there was important for him to support Cody Rhodes on one of the biggest nights of his life.

“Absolute” Ricky Starks said:

“I don’t care what tribalism happens from the fans, from the people I work with or over there. It was important for me to go and support my friend on one of the biggest nights of his life because that’s what friends do and if there’s one thing about me is that I’m a genuine, down-ass person that will ride for my friends and nobody will question me for that and I refuse to let anybody question me or even try to give me any pushback on it because I’m a grown ass person. I can do that.”

You can check out “Absolute” Ricky Starks’ full comments in the video below. H/T to PostWrestling for transcribing the above quotes.

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