“Dude Is Money” – Baron Corbin Comments On AEW Dynamite Promo

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Baron Corbin has high praise for one of AEW’s rising stars after a promo on the latest episode of Dynamite!

On the July 27th episode of AEW Dynamite, Ricky Starks put his FTW Title on the line against Danhausen. After earning a swift victory over the very nice, very evil one, Starks issued another open challenge which was answered by none other than HOOK. The second generation star wasted little time in getting down to action, defeating Starks with the Red Rum. The defeat brought to an end the more than a year long reign of Starks.

Frustrated, Ricky Starks took to the microphone to air his frustrations – but just as he was making the case that it was his time to shine, his tag team partner Powerhouse Hobbs attacked him. The next week, Starks tried to exact revenge, but was the recipient of a devastating spinebuster. Taz confirmed that Team Taz was no more on that episode.

Fast forward to August 24th, and Ricky Starks once again took to the microphone to call out his former partner, challenging him to a match at All Out after laying out exactly why the betrayal hurt so badly.

“I haven’t been in the best of moods, because quite frankly, I’m hurt and I’m pissed off. From dealing with Team Taz being over, losing the FTW Title, dealing with QT Marshall and the Factory, and of course I’ve gotta deal with Powerhouse Hobbs turning his back on me.

“I got veterans back there telling me, ‘Hey man, this is showbusiness, it ain’t friends business Ricky,’ and I understand what you’re saying but I thought that I was the exception. I thought I was the exception because hey, I had a friend in Hobbs, a partner in crime. I had a guy who I trusted.

“Last year when I broke my neck, this guy called me every single week to check up on me, make sure that I was ok mentally and physically. A guy that wanted to see me make a big comeback here. But the thing about people wanting to see you do good is that they never want to see you do better than them.

“And don’t forget Hobbs, when you were standing around Jacksonville in a bedazzled t-shirt being Britt Baker’s security guard, you were playing background player then. Then you met me and I showed you what it meant to have a seat at my table. If I ate, you ate. If I had the spotlight, I made sure it was big enough for the both of us. And you’ve got the nerve to sit up here and blame me.

“But I should have known, because when you decided to turn your back on a nightmare, I should have known that it would happen to me, and that is exactly what you did. But you ended up hitting me in my neck, man. My neck, and you know that I was close to losing all of this again!

“I called you my friend. I considered you my friend. But you know what I call you now? I call you a low down, dirty, slimeball scheming snake, and where I’m from we cut the heads off of snakes.”

The fiery promo drew the attention of SmackDown star Baron Corbin, and while he didn’t name Ricky Starks in his tweet, he indicated during the promo that he believed the rising star to be money.

Though Baron Corbin may wish to see Ricky Starks in WWE someday, the sports entertainment giant was warned in a letter today from AEW’s legal team not to tamper with their talent.

Elsewhere on AEW Dynamite, Jon Moxley defeated CM Punk in shocking fashion to become the Undisputed AEW World Champion.

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