Despite never having worked together or wrestled for the same promotion, AEW star Ricky Starks has opened up about his friendship with wrestling legend and former WWE World Champion, The Undertaker.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Ricky Starks opened up about meeting The Undertaker in 2016 before WrestleMania 32, while ‘The Deadman’ was preparing to wrestle Shane McMahon:
“So back in Austin? There’s a gym called Onnit. I only started going to Onnit because I thought I would have a [WWE] tryout back in 2016. So I was training way before I fully had my tryout.
“And so I was there, barely making it by because the fee is $194 a month, and I was making minimum wage” Ricky Starks continued. “So I would go at the same time that ‘Taker was there. Undertaker was preparing for his match against Shane [McMahon] in Dallas for WrestleMania 32. He was there constantly.
“He was filming a documentary, but he was filming a documentary just for his family, because he figured that would be the last one. I’d befriended the the guy who was doing the documentary, his name is Brandon. He’s a really nice dude, I told him like ‘Taker one of my favorites, and I would talk to ‘Taker. I went up to him say thank you for everything, and so since I was there all the time? Undertaker would come and make small talk with me.”
As we know, the documentary that The Undertaker was filming back in 2016 ahead of WrestleMania 32 would go on to become part of the fantastic Last Ride documentary series that aired on the WWE Network earlier this year.
During an interview with WrestleTalk’s own Louis Dangoor, the AEW star also opened up about his admiration for The Undertaker. You can check out that interview below.