Ricky Starks has advanced in the AEW World Title eliminator tournament.
On Friday’s Rampage, Starks defeated Lance Archer after hitting a spear. Archer had attacked Starks backstage prior to the match, with the two eventually brawling their way to the ring. Archer was in control for most of the match until Starks found an opening and connected with the spear.
After the match, Prince Nana and Brian Cage arrived, as Cage will face Starks in the final semifinal match at Full Gear Zero Hour on Saturday. The distraction allowed Archer to attack Starks from behind, eventually chokeslamming him on top of steel steps.
The winner between Starks and Cage will advance to the finals, where they will face Ethan Page. Page defeated Bandido on Dynamite this past Wednesday to advance. The date for the finals was moved from Full Gear to an unknown date in the future.
The match between Starks and Archer was originally set for last week’s Rampage. However, the match was called off after a social media post by AEW showed that Archer had jumped Starks backstage.