AEW Star Confirms He’s Not Injured Amid In-Ring Absence

AEW Star Confirms He’s Not Injured Amid In-Ring Absence AEW

AEW star Ricky Starks has commented on his recent in-ring absence, shooting down rumors about his time away from the ring.

Starks hasn’t wrestled since the March 30 edition of AEW Collision, when he and Big Bill lost to Top Flight in the AEW Tag Team Title Tournament quarterfinal match.

With Starks not competing for almost two months, some fans speculated that the 2023 Owen Hart Cup winner was quietly dealing with an injury.

Speaking with Whatculture Wrestling, Starks was asked about the possibility of him wrestling at Double or Nothing after missing the Dynasty pay-per-view.

Starks said:

“I don’t know. I would hope so. But I really don’t know. Things are…every time I always predict something to go some way, it doesn’t go that way, and it kind of just leaves me being like, well, we’ll just figure out and see. I really have no clue.

“It’s just a very interesting time, I feel like. I wish that I was on Dynamite, or I wish I was on Dynasty. I wish I was on these things, but I think at a certain point, just for my own sanity, I can’t go too crazy about it because the proof is in my work and my effort that I’ve constantly given.

“I’ve constantly given 1000% effort. So at a certain point, it’s not in my control. I think that’s the biggest lesson I have. Things are just not in my control, but the things that are, I try the hardest.”

Clarifying that he’s not dealing with an injury, he continued:

“I’m not hurt. Even that night (on AEW Collision), I specifically stated, hey, I’m not hurt. I was just being cautious about it because at the moment, I didn’t know what was happening, especially with this side of my body. So I wasn’t hurt.

“I was never put on an injury list or anything like that. I have no answers. People ask me all the time, ‘Well, why aren’t you…’ I don’t know. I have no clue. That isn’t up to me. It does suck, obviously, to not be on TV, but the support in people online and people sending me messages is very, very sweet and endearing, and very encouraging, from that standpoint.”

Addressing a report that he was recently in Jacksonville getting checked out by a medical team, Starks said:

“Mike (Johnson) from PWInsider, whatever, he didn’t say that I was hurt. But people alluded to, ‘Well, he was there to get cleared.’ No, bro. I was just there to get my balls checked and do my physical, and that was it. That’s all I was doing.

“I’m healthy, I’m great, I’m perfectly fine. I shouldn’t have any type of questioning, ‘Are you really?’ B***h, I’m telling you I’m not hurt.”

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