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CM Punk’s drama with Jack Perry during the All In event had fans and wrestling peers alike rolling their eyes. Still, it seems all this has also placed a wedge for Ricky Starks’s up-and-coming plans.

Ricky Starks Was Going To Main Event All Out

Most fans know by now that both CM Punk and Jack Perry have been suspended due to a backstage confrontation during All In. Still, this doesn’t only affect Punk’s future plans with AEW, it also affects a colleague of his.

According to Fightful Select, one person who is feeling the burn in the aftermath of all this is Starks. He was set to face Punk at the All Out pay-per-view (PPV) happening this Sunday, September 3rd. The match would’ve had Punk’s “Real” World Championship on the line, and likely would have been the main event bout for the night. 

As the two have been embroiled in a feud since the finals of the Owen Hart Memorial Tourney, this makes sense. It’s unfortunate that the AEW talent will be missing out on this opportunity due to Punk’s actions.

Ricky Starks
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The “Real” World Champion is currently in Las Vegas to be honored by the Cauliflower Alley. Meanwhile, his proposed All Out opponent was not on the Dynamite show this week, either.

AEW Star’s History With Wrestling

Currently at the age of 33, Starks began wrestling at 17. As a fan himself, he looked up to Mankind, The Rock, and The Undertaker.

He debuted in the WWE, performing as an “enhancement talent”, jobbing to the likes of Jinder Mahal. It didn’t take long for him to spread his wings, and he joined the NWA in 2018.

Ricky Starks
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By 2020, he became All Elite. Over his years with the company, he’s won the Dynamite Diamond Battle Royale, had an FTW Championship run, and won this year’s Men’s Owen Hart Cup.