Professional wrestling is a sport that demands not only physical prowess but also immense resilience. The recent AEW All Out 2023 event bore testament to this fact, as Ricky Starks, a prominent figure in the AEW roster, unveiled the aftermath of a gruelling strap match.
Ricky Starks didn’t hold back when he decided to share with the world the brutal scars he sustained during the AEW All Out 2023 event.
The images he posted on social media showcased deep bruises and welts on his back, a painful reminder of the strap match he participated in.
The Challenge and The AEW Match
The event took an unexpected turn when, after initially challenging Ricky Steamboat, Starks found himself facing Bryan Danielson in the ring.
The two wrestlers clashed in a strap match, a bout that saw them tethered together by a leather strap. The match culminated with Bryan Danielson emerging victorious, using a strap-assisted Lebell Lock to choke out Starks.
Praise from Danielson
Despite the physical toll the match took on Starks, his performance did not go unnoticed. Bryan Danielson, in a post-show media interaction, heaped praise on Starks.
He acknowledged Starks’ commendable effort, even going as far as to say that Starks “carried him through the match”.
Such words from a seasoned wrestler like Danielson are a testament to Starks’ skill and dedication to the sport.
Danielson’s Future in AEW
The AEW All Out 2023 event also sparked discussions about Bryan Danielson’s future in the wrestling world. There’s been speculation about Danielson possibly taking on a more significant creative role within AEW.
While the details remain under wraps, fans are eagerly awaiting any announcements regarding his next move in the wrestling arena.