Ricky Starks Says New AEW Stars Are Welcome As Long As They Don’t Get “Selfish”
AEW’s Ricky Starks recently spoke with Instinct Culture about a variety of topics including the broken neck he suffered back in April. He notes how although he has been able to get in the ring since Summer, his neck won’t be fully healed for two years after the incident, so AEW is taking their time getting him back to full-time wrestling.
“The situation is that I’ve been cleared since July. I had a match in Austin and that was my first match after the neck injury, and I’ve been cleared there after,” Starks said. “For whatever reason, people just put together ‘well he isn’t on TV because of that.’ That was never stated, that was never confirmed or anything like that. I do appreciate having the time off though, to further heal up my neck.
“When you have a broken neck, when you have a fractured neck, whatever type of bone that is broken, you have 3/4 months that it’s healed, but to fully heal it takes like 2 years. That’s just from a doctor’s point – a bone doesn’t fully heal until 2 years after,” he added. “So I am always gonna have that, but to have the time off and to have the time where I am still on TV and commentating and things like that, I am very appreciative of it, especially AEW giving me that time to slow it down and take my time with it. Anyone else could have rushed me back into the ring.”
As the reigning FTW Champion, Ricky Starks thinks it would make for an entertaining segment to hold an open challenge for his title belt. He also took a moment to address anyone who might claim his FTW title isn’t a “real” championship.
“I like the challenge of having the FTW belt because I don’t fit the stereotypical mold of what that is as history has shown. We have Taz who is a very hard-nosed, badass basically, and I am a badass in my own right…. I would like to have an open challenge for it. Regardless of whether people recognize it as a real thing or not, the fact of the matter is I am a champion regardless, and at…
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