Ricky Starks Values William Regal’s Advice

William Regal is a fantastic teacher, as we know from the wrestlers he has trained.

Ricky Starks is one of the most highly touted prospects in wrestling right now. A member of Team Taz and the current FTW champion, Starks most recently challenged for the AEW Tag Titles along with Powerhouse Hobbs, coming up short at Double Or Nothing in a triple threat tag match.

Starks told Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT how much he values Regal’s tutelage:

“There’s been times where I’ve spent over an hour speaking to Mr. Regal. And we are familiar with each other. Funny enough, he was the guy that was there when I first did my extra work for WWE back in 2012. He was there each step of my career and he’s seen the growth in me. It’s great to talk to him now in this kind of environment and hear his perspective on things. End of the day, that’s all I ask from somebody. Treat me with the type of respect I’m giving, and Mr. Regal does that,” 

“Sometimes I go there really early and see him and Bryan [Danielson] go over some stuff with some people. I don’t want to bother them, but then I’m brought in and engaged. That means a lot to me. He doesn’t have to do that, but he thinks of me in a way where he knows I’ll value and appreciate the advice.”

Ricky Starks To TalkSPORT

Time will tell how much help Regal will give to Starks and how it will help him grow as a performer in AEW. What do you think? Will Starks reach the top of the mountain at some point in his career? Let us know in the comments section and on our social media pages.

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