Ricky Starks looks up to Cody Rhodes as a friend and mentor, and it was clear that Rhodes leaving AEW to return to WWE last year didn’t change that.
So Starks accompanying American Nightmare on Saturday before one of the biggest moments in Cody’s career – winning the Royal Rumble and earning a main event spot at WrestleMania – shouldn’t have come as a surprise. However, when a photo of the current AEW superstar walking with WWE’s Rhodes and John Cone at the Alamodome in San Antonio surfaced online over the weekend, it caused quite a stir.
She also credits Absolut with one of his “arts” — like the tweets:
Damn, they brought back the GTV
– Ricky Starks (@starkmanjones) January 30, 2023
For people who missed the Attitude Era, the GTV was something that appeared sporadically on WWE TV in 1999 and 2000.
It was originally intended as a vehicle for the return of Dustin Rhodes Goldust’s character, footage of which aired raw It featured the “Unsuspecting” members of the roster doing random embarrassing things (like Val Venis stuffing a sock into his tights), and occasionally advanced storylines (with things like Shane McMahon feigning an injury, or breaking up the above video by Shawn Stasiak & Terri Runnels). Dusty’s eldest son had a falling out with the company before he was revealed as the one behind the camera, two other ideas reportedly didn’t agree with Vince McMahon, and it all went away like it sometimes did during the Monday Night War. .
At least it’s set up for a good Tricky Ricky joke. Twitter wrestling can take it from there.
– «Mark» (@ KAYFABE64) January 30, 2023