HOOK has captured his first championship with a win over Ricky Starks!
Ricky Starks has never been known to lack for self confidence, but that arrogance cost him dear at AEW Dynamite Fight for the Fallen.
Going into the show it had been announced that Starks would be defending his FTW Championship against Danhausen. Despite the best efforts of the very nice, but very evil one, Starks grabbed the win with a devastating Spear.
For the second week in a row, after scoring the win, Starks grabbed a microphone to declare that he had more left in the tank and he was ready to go.
Starks’ open challenge was quickly answered by HOOK who entered to a thunderous ovation. In contrast to his earlier straightforward win, Starks was immediately in trouble against the undefeated star. HOOK picking up the win with the Red Rum.
After the match and a quick fist-bump with his adversary, Ricky Starks was interviewed by Tony Schiavone. The now former champion cut an impassioned promo declaring that it was now his time to shine, explaining all he had done to elevate the FTW Title. “Taking leather and metal and turning it into gold.”
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However, with Starks in full-flow he was blindsided and attacked by Powerhouse Hobbs. He followed this up with a huge Spinebuster to the shock and bewilderment of Team Taz leader Taz on commentary.