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Team Taz has been one of the various staples in AEW that has stood the test of time by evolving and adding newcomers to the mix. Each member brings something different while still having the same vision.
From former member Brian Cage to the rise of Hook, Team Taz has always been about building assassins and most importantly making new stars in the process. There is something special about each individual involved, and right now the person on the forefront is none other than the absolute Ricky Starks!
Ricky Starks has been a prominent figure in the wrestling world, but it wasn’t until his run in NWA Powerrr that he started to get the attention of people with his promos and in-ring work. This rise was not given but earned, especially after some critics saw him as “too flamboyant” for wrestling.
Shortly after his run with the NWA, Starks debuted against Cody Rhodes and eventually signed with AEW, thus starting a new chapter in his career. The idea of Starks joining Team Taz is a no-brainer as he had everything needed to become a star, especially now where he would be seen by a wider audience.
Ricky Stark’s promos, in-ring work, and style stand out because unlike many, he is just being himself inside the squared circle. With Ricky, there is no character being portrayed, but instead, we get to see him for who he is.
It can be said that similar to Eddie Kingston, Starks keeps things real and does not let anyone change him whatsoever and that is part of his uniqueness.
Ricky also has star power as he has also been able to elevate those within his group such as Will Hobbs, this is good because he is a team player and wants others to also succeed in the wrestling industry.
It is no secret that Starks is one of the most charismatic and talented individuals that AEW has signed throughout their three years on the air, as he does tremendous work making himself and others look good in the process. Whoever feuds against Ricky often makes it out looking better in the eyes of the fans, and not everyone can achieve that.
Team Taz is really becoming an interesting staple as we move on, and I myself am excited to see more of Ricky Starks as he continues to evolve.