Ricky Starks is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his work in independent promotions including Anarchy Championship Wrestling, Inspire Pro Wrestling, NWA Branded Outlaw Wrestling (NWA BOW), Saint Louis Anarchy (SLA), VIP Wrestling and many more. Wrestling fans may also recall his more recent work of the 2010s with WWE, where he has appeared on both Raw and Smackdown brands in the ring and as an extra in backstage segments Professional career Early career Starks idolized wrestlers including Undertaker and Mankind among many others while growing up watching professional wrestling. Around the age of seven, Starks decided he would pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Anarchy Championship Wrestling (2012-2017) Starks debuted on October 21, 2012 at ACW Beyond Good And Evil in a dark match for the ACW U-30 Young Gun Championship against defending champion Carson. On November 12 at ACW Showtime's Birthday Bash, Starks wrestled his first mixed singles match against Barbi Hayden. In the following year on November 8, 2013 at ACW Live At The FunFunFun Fest, Starks was involved in a Four-Way Elimination match for the ACW Heavyweight Championship, against Jack Jameson, Jason Silver and the defending champion Evan Gelistico. On November 10 during the third night of ACW Live At The FunFunFun Fest, Starks met Evan Gelistico in a rematch for the ACW Heavyweight Title but was defeated. On November 17 during the ACW 8th Annual Lone Star Classic, Starks defeated Jason Silver and Jojo Bravo in a Three-Way match during the first round of the Lone Star Classic. He advanced to the Semi Final where he was eliminated by Davey Vega. On June 29, 2014 during the ACW The 6th Annual American Joshi Queen Of Queens Tournament, Starks won a Gauntlet match to become the Number One Contender for the ACW Hardcore Championship after defeating Jack Jameson and Jojo Bravo and Kyle Hawk and Lil' Tony and Scotty Santiago and Steve. He qualified to challenged Barrett Brown for the ACW Hardcore Championship but did not succeed in winning the title. On November 16 at ACW 9th Annual Lone Star Classic Starks defeated Barrett Brown in a title rematch, to become the ACW Hardcore Champion and win his first title. He successfully defended the title on December 14 at ACW Delusions Of Our Childish Days 2014 in a Four-Way Elimination match against Barrett Brown, Gregory James and Kyle Hawk.