Ricky Starks Is Proud Of Jade Cargill Following WWE Signing

Earlier today, it was officially announced that Jade Cargill has signed a multi-year deal with WWE. The inaugural and longest-reigning TBS Champion’s final AEW match occurred less than two weeks ago. In a rematch for her former title, she lost to current Champion Kris Statlander on AEW Rampage. Cargill was reportedly greeted warmly backstage following her final bout with the promotion, and it sounds like both sides ended on good terms.

One top AEW star who appears to be happy for Cargill’s latest success is former TNT Champion Ricky Starks.

“Proud!!” Starks tweeted, along with an emoji of a flexing bicep muscle.

Starks’ praise for Cargill almost instantly generated a reaction from the internet wrestling community. The young star recently caused a stir online when he shared praise for CM Punk on X and Instagram shortly after The Second City Saint’s controversial termination. Starks later claimed that his Instagram account had been hacked and removed the Punk material from that platform, but his respect for the former “Real AEW World Champion” remains on X.

One fan responded to Starks’ tweet about being proud of Cargill by saying, “Ricky Starks is dying to be hired, he doesn’t even hide it anymore.” It should be noted that their comments were in Spanish, and we are using the Google Translate translation.

Starks caught wind of the comment and responded, also in Spanish, “Supporting my friend?”

“That wasn’t a criticism Ricky,” the fan responded. “Don’t hate me.”

“No problems,” Starks replied, ending things on an amicable note.

Starks was last in action this past Saturday night on AEW Collision. In the main event, Starks lost a Texas Death Match to “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson. The two men last faced off in a Strap Match at AEW All Out earlier this month, and Starks lost that bout as well.