The wrestling world recently reacted to AEW star Ricky Starks allegedly being seen with WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes at Royal Rumble.
The Absolute made his debut against The American Nightmare on the June 17, 2020, edition of Dynamite, albeit in a losing effort. He was signed to All Elite Wrestling shortly after and is currently embroiled in a heated feud with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Meanwhile, Cody Rhodes made his long-awaited return to WWE at the Royal Rumble. He entered the multi-man bout in the No.30 spot and eliminated five superstars en route to winning the whole thing.
However, what caught fans' attention more was Ricky Starks seemingly being with Cody Rhodes backstage at the Royal Rumble 2023.
As soon as the picture hit social media, the Twitterrati erupted, and below are some of the reactions to the same:
You can check out the full results of Rampage HERE.
Ricky Starks recently spoke about his feud with Chris Jericho in AEW
While speaking during his interview with GVWire, Starks highlighted his matches in the Jacksonville-based promotion so far. He said that while the journey has been "up-and-down," fans are more aware of who he is "as a competitor."
"To me is pretty important just because it gets more eyes on who I am as a competitor and also … it’s kind of been an up-and-down battle, so to speak, in the past few years," said Starks.
The Absolute then stated that facing WWE legend Chris Jericho has been his greatest challenge in AEW:
"So I think it’s great to finally test my challenge against somebody like Chris Jericho in that regard. Going through this whole bout with Jericho coming out at the end of it, a lot better rested than I was, you know, going into it is what I’m aiming for here."
It will be interesting to see if Ricky Starks finds himself in the world title picture again after the culmination of his feud with the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Do you think Starks will win the AEW World Championship? Let us know in the comments section below.