Ricky Starks is an American wrestler who is currently under contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He is also part of the commentary team for Elevation, AEW’s sister streaming TV show. Starks is also known for his time with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). When the NWA World Television Championship was brought back, he was the first person to win it.
Richard Starks was born in the U.S. city of New Orleans on February 21, 1990. Starks grew up watching professional wrestling and looked up to wrestlers like The Undertaker, The Rock, and Mankind, among many others.
Starks decided he would follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler when he was about seven years old. Starks made his first appearance in WWE as a jobber for Jinder Mahal. On October 14, 2012, at the NWA Velocity Haunted Havoc event in Austin, Texas, he made his first appearance for NWA Velocity Pro Wrestling.
There, he fought with Jaykus Plisken and Big Ricky in a match called “Triple Threat.” Since 2012, Starks has been a regular part of many wrestling shows in Texas, such as Anarchy Championship Wrestling and Inspire Pro Wrestling.
In the years that followed, he worked four more matches for WWE as a fill-in performer. He lost all of them to wrestlers like Jinder Mahal, Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady, Kane, and The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder).
On the Raw episode from July 29, 2013, he was shown in a backstage video where Ryback picked on him, made fun of him, and slammed him through a table. Starks showed up again on the March 19, 2018, episode of Raw as a US Marshal. He tried to arrest Roman Reigns, but Reigns attacked Starks instead.
Is Ricky Starks Gay?
No, Ricky Starks is Not Gay and His Sexual Orientation is Straight. Even Ricky Starks hasn’t said anything about this, so most people think that Ricky Starks is NOT gay. But many people think Ricky Starks is gay because of the many rumours that are going around.
In fact, there are posts on a number of social media sites where people have talked about whether or not Ricky Starks is gay.
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Is Ricky Starks Dating Bayley?
No, Bayley and Ricky Starks Are Not Currently Dating. Even though there were rumours that the two wrestling stars were dating each other, Ricky Starks recently came out to put an end to those rumours.
Even though the two people have seemed close to each other over the years, they are still just friends. In 2014, when Bayley was wrestling in NXT and Starks was trying to make a name for himself on the independent scene, they met through a mutual friend. He also said that they are good friends and that they “trained together” and “travelled together.”
Ricky Starks and Bayley did live together before. They moved in together in 2017 and shared an apartment. It’s not clear when they stopped living together.
Bayley and Starks moved in together because she was dating Starks’s tag team partner at the time, Aaron Solo, who now wrestles for AEW as part of The Factory. Solo is no longer dating Bayley, but she and Starks are still good friends.
TalkSPORT‘s Alex McCarthy spoke with “Absolute” Ricky Starks, who confirmed his connection with Bayley when they met, and the year they lived together. He also explained that Bayley’s friendship with his tag team partner was the impetus for their move-in together. Even though they were on opposite sides of a wrestling war, he called her “one of his closest friends.”
“She is my best friend. Me and Aaron Solow, who used to be Bayley’s boyfriend, used to be a tag team, and we lived together back in 2017 or so. I met her in 2014, and we were just friends with the same people.
“We have trained and travelled together, and she is a great person. She has given me advice about life and the wrestling business, and she has always been there for me. Even more so after I tried out for WWE and didn’t hear anything back. I really like her, she’s great. She is a close friend of mine.”
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexMcCarthy88) August 10, 2021
Even though Bayley broke up with Ricky Starks’ former tag team partner, it’s nice to see that their friendship is still going strong and getting stronger. We hope that one day we’ll be able to see them both working for the same company and maybe even wrestling against each other.