Ricky Starks Names Top NJPW Stars He’d Like To Face

Ricky Starks holding up the FTW Championship in AEW whilst cutting a promo

Ahead of the Forbidden Door officially opening, there is plenty of discussion of who could face off in cross-promotion action, with Ricky Starks setting his sights high.

At Double Or Nothing 2022, Ricky Starks competed alongside Powerhouse Hobbs for the AEW Tag Team Championships. The match also included current title holders Jurassic Express, along with Swerve In Our Glory – Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee.

Unfortunately for Ricky Starks, he wasn’t able to capture the titles on that occasion, and even got nailed with the FTW Championship by Christian during the melee. In the end, Jurassic Express were able to defend the gold.

Now with his sights set on the next big opportunity, Ricky Starks has spoken to WhatCulture and opened on the three New Japan Pro Wrestling stars he would like to face off against at Forbidden Door.

I’m not gonna say that I want these guys to come in and wrestle me because it should be an honor to wrestle me. I will tell you this though. If by chance we needed somebody okay. It’d probably be Naito. It’d probably be SANADA. It’d probably be Okada, those three. Give me those three or give me death. I do not care.

From the other side of the fence, former IWGP Champion Will Ospreay recently listed some AEW competitors he would like to face, including what could be seen as grassroots talent.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.