It’s been over a year since MJF coined the “Four Pillars” of AEW term, a group that includes himself, Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara, and Jungle Boy Jack Perry. While MJF’s intention was to single out a quartet of superstars who would bring AEW to the next level, Ricky Starks wasn’t impressed.
On a recent episode of The Wrestling Classic podcast, Starks discussed the concept.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On his reaction to MJF putting an AEW spin on an originally-AJPW concept: “I promise you, Max has never seen any type of All Japan. He probably doesn’t know who Misawa is or Jun Akiyama.”
On why he’s not interested in joining the concept: “I don’t want to be involved in it. I like most of the people in that conversation, and it’s a cool gimmick. It’s a cool shirt; it’s a cool tagline to run with. But to me, heartfelt, I don’t like it because [I don’t want to be] put in such a pigeon-holed thing, you know what I’m saying?”
On the idea that his age was the reason he wasn’t named as one of the four: “First off, what’s old? That’s what I want to know. I’m literally 32, so give me a break. I’m just saying, I put it online that I don’t want to be included in talks of pillars.”
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