AEW President Tony Khan addresses rumor about Ricky Starks’ status with the company

As previously noted, there was internet speculation that AEW star Ricky Starks became a free agent but that claim was debunked.

While speaking to media after the 2024 AEW Revolution PPV event, AEW President Tony Khan was asked about the rumor and here was his response…

“I don’t know what the rumor is. Ricky is part of AEW. Ricky is definitely still under contract in AEW. I haven’t seen that. Ricky was a big part of Sting’s run, he was Sting’s first match in AEW. Ricky and Big Bill, I’m very grateful, and I’ve said that to Ricky too, both right after the match and since, very grateful.

Ricky and Big Bill, what great world tag team champions, and what a great match for Sting and Darby to win the world tag team championships. Ricky was there at the beginning three years ago, then a huge part of the title change, which set the stage for tonight. He’s been here for some of the big moments. I’m very excited about having him here. He’s definitely part of AEW and has been a big part of Sting’s final run.” (quote courtesy of Jeremy Lambert)