At Dynamite: Winter is Coming, MJF defeated Ricky Starks to retain the AEW World Championship and win the Dynamite Diamond Ring that the Absolute had won a week prior.
During a recent interview with Casual Conversations, Starks revealed his goals for the new year, both on a professional and personal level. He said,
“My main goal for this year is to really carve out my own type of…I want to be so fulfilled in myself. What I mean is, I want to be fulfilled creatively, I want to be fulfilled in the ring, on the mic, I want to be fulfilled as a person, on this television show, that has stepped up and is now on another level and he should be talked with those other people on that level.”
Starks, a former FTW Champion, has enjoyed a strong booking in 2022.
Heading into 2023, Starks aims to win the AEW TNT Championship, the very title he hasn’t challenged for since his AEW debut match where he answered the open challenge of Cody Rhodes in June 2020. He said,
“I would love to win the TNT Championship, if I don’t get to the AEW Championship first. Those are things I want to do. Stepping out of the wrestling stuff, I want to star in a TV show, I want to star in a movie. These are things that I want, that I’m going to get, because I deserve it. I’m going to make sure that I get it. Regardless, nothing is going to stop me.”
It remains to be seen who Starks will have to go up against, as reigning AEW TNT Champion Samoa Joe is set to defend the title against Wardlow on the December 28th episode of Dynamite.
(h/t – Fightful)