AEW Star Reacts To Backstage Photo Of Them At WWE Royal Rumble

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A current AEW star has seemingly reacted to a viral photo doing the rounds of them backstage at the WWE Royal Rumble.

The 2023 Royal Rumble saw Cody Rhodes make his grand return to WWE screens after seven months out of action due to injury. The American Nightmare entered the men’s Rumble match at number 30 and became the fifth star in history to win the match from that position. That now puts Rhodes in the driver’s seat for a shot at Roman Reigns and the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39.

Reigns retained his championship at the Royal Rumble when he defeated Kevin Owens in the main event. Not content with winning the match, Reigns gave the order for The Bloodline to viciously assault Owens after the match. The Tribal Chief then ordered Sami Zayn to finish Owens off with a chair but Zayn chose to crack Reigns with the weapon instead.

In attendance for the event was AEW star Ricky Starks, with a photo of Starks accompanying Cody Rhodes backstage doing the rounds on social media. Starks and Rhodes are close friends and the former FTW Champion actually made his AEW debut against Rhodes in June 2020.

Ricky Starks has seemingly commented on the buzz surrounding his appearance on social media, harking back to the short-lived Attitude Era gimmick of GTV, which saw WWE Superstars caught out by a rogue CCTV camera that did the rounds backstage.

Ricky Starks recently teamed with Action Andretti on Dynamite but the pair were defeated by The Jericho Appreciation Society duo of Sammy Guevara and Chris Jericho.