Ricky Starks on comparisons with The Rock: "What I hate about the comparison is.."



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Ricky Starks on comparisons with The Rock: "What I hate about the comparison is.."

How many times have we heard the comparison between AEW star Ricky Starks and The Rock. In an interview with Cameron Hawkins of The Ringer, Starks answered whether such comparisons bother him. Starks considers it a great compliment to be compared to The Rock.

“I really don’t [hate the comparison]. In fact, it’s a huge compliment to have,” Starks said. “I think there’s a misconception that I hate the comparison; I actually don’t. What I hate about the comparison sometimes is people say, ‘You steal the Rock.

You try to be just like …’ And it’s like, I actually don’t”. - he continued, as quoted by pwmania.com


Ricky Starks: The Rock was no. 3 on my list of favorite wrestlers

Even as a boy, Starks had his idols in the WWE.

The Undertaker was the man he looked up to the most, but The Rock was also his 3 favorite wrestler. The Rock is a man who left a big mark on the wrestling scene. That's exactly why the comparison with him is a huge compliment, and additional motivation for Starks to show his full potential.

“The Rock was never … the Rock was no. 3 on my list of favorite wrestlers; Undertaker was no. 1. So when people try to discredit my talents because they think I’m trying to be someone else, that’s when I have an issue with it.

Yesterday, I went to this event and people are like, ‘You remind me of …’ They always have to put an era of Rock on it for some reason, like ‘the Nation of Domination Rock’ or something like that.

But then I get people who say, ‘You just remind me of a young Rock.’ And I go, ‘That’s really nice. That’s really cool,’ because at least that’s a connection that you have”.