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Ricky Starks Says Adam Copeland’s ‘Vanilla Midget’ Comment ‘Sent Me Over the Edge’

February 12, 2024 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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During an episode of AEW Collision last year, Adam Copeland raised some eyebrows when he called Ricky Starks a ‘vanilla midget’ during a promo battle. In an interview with Hold the Mayo (via Fightful), Starks said that the comments from Copeland sent him ‘over the edge.’

He said: “You know how it is. You know how it is. It’s just like, I’m trying to really choose how I want to navigate my career at this point [smiles]. I did say it off the cuff, but to me, it wasn’t a big deal. The response afterward, I want you to know, you know how you’re going back and forth with your partners, and y’all are roasting each other, and you can tell that they got a little bit hurt by it. If you watch it back, I got my glasses on, and I said, ‘okay.’ [shrugs shoulders]. You could see by my response, I was like, ‘Wow, that really sent me over the edge,’ then I kept it moving. I’m too cool with that shit. It’s just one of those things. I promise you, I did not get eaten up by his response, he didn’t eat me up. If anything, he looked stupid with calling me what he did. I really wish I would have hit him back, I thought about it after, I wish I would have said, ‘Ay dawg, I’m actually black. So, you’re wrong. Sorry.’ It was funny.