Ricky Starks On His Past Working With Disabled Children & Helping With Autism Inclusion At AEW Shows

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Ricky Starks On His Past Working With Disabled Children & Helping With Autism Inclusion At AEW Shows AEW

Ricky Starks has opened up on his past working with disabled children and helping AEW with autism inclusion at live events.

Appearing on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio, the current FTW Champion talked about his personal life when he used to be a gymnastic coach and taught disabled children

The AEW star also explained how this has translated to his work outside the ring with All Elite Wrestling, helping with autism inclusion.

Starks revealed:

“It’s very important to me [working with charities and organizations outside of the ring]. I used to actually, before pro-wrestling, for a part-time job, I used to be a gymnastics coach. So I would go to different schools and it’d range from ages one to six. And so I would help kids with their motor skills and things like that, agility. It included some kids that actually had autism and other disabilities, so, to me, it’s very important to go out and do these things just because I like to give back.”

“It’s cool to have an impact on someone else’s life, you know. To them, I’m just a wrestler. But on the other side of it, this person now has a memory and they feel good, and they can understand that things can be done because they are hearing from someone that they may look up to or whatever the case may be. I work with Culture City when it comes to autism inclusion at our shows, and make sure that they have these sensory rooms, and people can enjoy wrestling without having to be so stressed out, you know, ultimately having a bad experience. The experience should always be good when it comes to wrestling.”

Ricky Starks is coming off a successful defense of his FTW Championship on last Friday’s AEW Rampage over Swerve Strickland.

For the full report of this past week’s AEW Rampage, click here.

Quotes via Wrestling Inc.

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