AEW Star “Hates The Idea Of Pillars”

MJF standing over Sammy Guevara AEW

At Double Or Nothing, AEW’s four male pillars did battle in an exceptional match for the AEW World Championship but now Ricky Starks has explained his hatred for the idea that the company has pillars.

The pillars concept is born out of All Japan Pro Wrestling where Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, Toshiaki Kawada, and Akira Taue are considered the company’s Four Pillars.

In the case of AEW, MJF, Sammy Guevara, Jack Perry, and Darby Allin are considered the four male stars – with Britt Baker also being considered a pillar – who the company can build its future around and reflects their status as the company’s homegrown stars rather than those who made their names elsewhere such as Jon Moxley or Kenny Omega.

Speaking on The Corner Podcast, Ricky Starks was asked if he feels he could be considered a fifth male pillar in AEW but emphatically dismissed the idea that pillars should even exist:

“I actually hate the idea of pillars. I loathe the idea of a pillar because one, it’s a full gimmick and it came from one guy. There’s nothing behind it. To say that these four dudes are the pillars of the company, do you know what you are doing by saying that? F everybody else who did anything, those people don’t matter, it’s these three guys that we deem, ‘I have bestowed this sacred title upon thee and I want you to for forth and do with it..’

“No, I don’t believe in that. It’s a very sweet gesture to say Ricky should be considered a fifth pillar, baby, I don’t need to be a pillar, ok? I can be a foundation, I can be the roof, I can be the person outside maintaining the lawn. I don’t need none of that because to me that’s a box within itself.

“To say that these four guys are the ones that are going to make or break it, let’s see the numbers. Y’all want to talk about ratings? Let’s see the ratings for y’all, huh? Let’s see how much money y’all make if y’all want to keep bringing up all this BS, let’s see it, pen to paper. How are the quarterly hours doing when y’all are on TV? Let’s see it.

“I don’t even like the conversation. I don’t even want to be included, keep me away from that. I don’t want that. I don’t want to be considered a pillar, this ain’t All Japan. I bet I tell Max to his face you don’t know nothing about All Japan.”

Ricky Starks will no doubt have revenge on his mind in the very near future after he was attacked backstage at Double Or Nothing by Bullet Club Gold’s Juice Robinson and Jay White.

h/t f4wonline