WWE usually has several big guests, legends, Hall of Famers or former Stars hang out or appear in the backstage area during the big 4 Premium Live Events and last Saturday night’s WWE Royal Rumble was no different, but there has never been a time where a top star from a rival promotion has visited his or her friend in the WWE and hung out in the backstage area. A photo recently circulated online where it was shown that top AEW Star “Absolute” Ricky Starks was arriving with top WWE Superstar “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes prior to the 2023 WWE Royal Rumble Event this past Saturday night.
“Absolute” Ricky Starks is good friends with “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes and other wrestlers in the WWE such as Bayley, but there is no indication that he has any plans of leaving AEW.
You can check out the tweet below:
Apparently, Ricky Starks was backstage at the Royal Rumble supporting his good friend Cody Rhodes. pic.twitter.com/58jkU9ebEw— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) January 29, 2023