Ricky Starks: AEW Revolution Was The Best Cinematic Match

Starks and Brian Cage took on Darby Allin and Sting in a street fight

Cinematic wrestling is a divisive genre at the best of times, but as the world was plunged into the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 it become a necessary evil in certain circumstances.

At AEW Revolution 2021, AEW partook in its first ever truly cinematic match, when Ricky Starks and Brian Cage of Team Taz took on Darby Allin and Sting.

In a recent interview with TalkSport, Starks detailed his thoughts on the match, and what it was like working with Sting, saying:

“It’s crazy to think about, isn’t it? It’s crazy to think about where I was two years ago to now. I wasn’t scared working with Sting. Sting is a legend obviously and I like the pressure of making sure that, hey, this is his first match back in six years right? That whole process was so awesome to see. Sting, while there’s some issues there in the past, I’ve come around to respect Sting. You can hear it first [laughs]. I do respect him. So to not only have the best cinematic match ever in wrestling, but to also be in a ring and wrestle Sting is crazy. That’s just something I never thought I’d say.” 

Starks continued:

"That took two days to do [the Revolution match]. I know that we all went into it with the mindset that this is going to be the best cinematic matchup ever and so far no one else has been able to touch it. It still stands at the very top as the best cinematic match, period. No one can tell me different.”

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