He doesn’t seem to be a fan. Over the weekend, AEW presented its annual Double Or Nothing event, featuring a World Title match between champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman, Jungle Boy, Sammy Guevara and Darby Allin. The four have been dubbed the Four Pillars of AEW and the theme was played up during the match’s build. However, one star does not seem thrilled with the concept.

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During an interview with In This Corner, AEW star Ricky Starks said that he was not a fan of the Four Pillars concept (a stance he has taken before, including before the recent storyline began). Starks said that he feels it is saying “F everybody else who did anything. Those people don’t matter.” He went on to say that he could be a foundation or the roof and asking how the ratings for the Four Pillars’ segments were or how much money they were making for AEW. Starks also said that “this ain’t All Japan”, the promotion where the Four Pillars concept was originally used in the 1990s.

Starks is a star in his own right. Check out some of his time in AEW:

Opinion: The more I think about what Starks said, the more accurate I believe he is. The idea of saying these our people are the core of the company when the company was still so new is a weird thing to do and it isn’t fair to say that they’re going to be THE guys for the future. Starks has come a long, long way in AEW but he isn’t a factor in this situation because of a designation from a few years back? That’s hard to accept and Starks does not seem to be going along with it. Those four are very talented, but that doesn’t make them the four most important people in AEW.

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