Ricky Starks on CM Punk’s backstage influence in AEW

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AEW star Ricky Starks recently discussed the arrival of CM Punk to All Elite and what it has meant to the locker room, staff and overall vibe of the company.

Ricky Starks made the comments during the new Throwing Down with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate show on SiriusXM. “It’s been great,” Starks began, speaking on having Punk backstage.

“I know that he’s a hard worker and backstage, he’s very mindful of everyone and their matches and making sure he talks to them and critiques them. He’s very approachable too. Having Punk back there is a big morale boost. A big morale boost.

“He called me out. I appreciate the spotlight there, but I’m tied up with Brian Cage right now. I have to get through that before I move on top Punk and see what he’s about. If it keeps drawing attention, Punk, keep my name in your mouth. Keep it going. I welcome it.”

credit to Fightful for the transcription

Ricky Starks on CM Punk

Here’s the current and updated card for this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite; which will be available on TNT Network in the United States and on FITE TV in Europe and the United Kingdom.

  • Venue – Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, US
  • Adam Cole vs Frankie Kazarian – This will be the debut match in All Elite for the former NXT Champion and new Elite member, Adam Cole
  • Darby Allin w/Sting vs Shawn Spears w/Tully Blanchard – After being attacked on AEW Rampage, Allin will be looking to get his revenge on the ‘Chairman’ of The Pinnacle and Blanchard
  • Jade Cargill vs Leyla Hirsch – Cargill is looking to keep her singles winning streak going with a match against recent NWA competitor Leyla Hirsch