Jericho stated that he does see those great glimpses in Starks.
It is official that at AEW Revolution on March 5th, Ricky Starks is taking on Chris Jericho in a one-on-one match.
Starks appeared on the 2/22 AEW Dynamite and issued an open challenge for Revolution and the segment resulted in Starks baiting Jericho in to take the match.
The inaugural AEW World Champion guest appeared on Busted Open Radio to discuss his current program. Jericho stated that he has seen glimpses of greatness in Starks that are akin to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson but Starks is still growing. He went on to say that Starks’ recent performance is the best he’s had in their program so far.
Well I mean, when you first stand in the ring with The Rock, you’re talking about a generational talent. That seems to be the term de jure but that’s a different level. But the thing about Ricky (Starks) is I’ve seen glimpses of that which is great but he’s still harnessing and the idea for this program was for him to still build and he did a great promo in San Antonio when we started. It really blew my mind, I thought it was awesome. Then there were some moments that weren’t quite as good, just because that’s how it goes. I thought (2/22 Dynamite) was the best Starks has been in our program so far. Nuances. You know, a lot of the younger guys, they’ll talk when they do promos like this and Bully, I just wanna say — deep breathing because they’re afraid of, hey, I just wanna say this. Pause, don’t say anything, let the crowd react. He really had some great nuances of that and that’s what Sammy Guevara’s learning and Dani Garcia’s learning and the guys gotta learn when you haven’t had a lot of promos, really (how) to hone in what you are and have the crowd in the palm of your hands without saying a word; at the click of a pen shall we say if you wanna use an example from (the 2/22 Dynamite) and I think Ricky’s really starting to hone in on that and figure it out which has been great.
As of this writing, below is the updated lineup for Revolution:
- AEW World Championship — 60 Minute Iron Man Match: MJF (c) vs. Bryan Danielson
- AEW World Tag Team Championships — Four Way Match: The Gunns (Austin & Colten Gunn) (c) vs. The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens) (w/ Billy Gunn) vs. Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal vs. TBD
- Texas Death Match: Jon Moxley vs. Hangman Adam Page
- TNT Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Wardlow
- Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Starks
- AEW Women’s World Championship — Triple Threat Match: Jamie Hayter (c) vs. Saraya vs. Ruby Soho
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