|Birth name||Max Barsky|
|Born||February 19, 1991|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Residence||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Davey Starr|
|Billed height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Billed weight||211 lb (96 kg)|
|Trained by||Adam Cole|
Combat Zone Wrestling Academy
Wild Samoan Pro Wrestling Training Center
|Debut||February 18, 2012|
Max Barsky (born February 19, 1991) is an American former professional wrestler best known by his ring name "The Product" David Starr. Starr has wrestled for promotions including Combat Zone Wrestling, Evolve, Progress Wrestling, Revolution Pro Wrestling, Westside Xtreme Wrestling, Over the Top Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He has held championships and won tournaments for companies based in Australia, North America, France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Starr began amateur wrestling at age seven. He continued with wrestling at Abington High School. Starr graduated in 2009 and was third all-time with 92 wins, and placed in the top 16 at the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Nationals between 149 and 157 pounds.
He attended Elizabethtown College, before transferring to West Chester University. Starr transferred back to Elizabethtown College before dropping out in 2012. He was a National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National qualifier at 157 pounds.
Starr started wrestling in 2012, when he debuted in World Xtreme Wrestling. His first match was against Supreme Lee Great in February 2012. On February 2, 2013, he unsuccessfully challenged Tommy Suede for the WXW Ultimate Hybrid Championship.
Starr debuted for Beyond Wrestling in 2013, losing to Latin Dragon in a four-way dark match in 2013 at Beyond Americana. He was eliminated by Shane Strickland On November 16 and 17, Starr wrestled at Beyond Tournament For Tomorrow II. He lost to Christina Von Eerie in block B on the first night. He lost to John Silver on the second night in a four-way match which also included Matthew Palmer and Rory Mondo. On August 28, 2016, Starr defeated Eddie Edwards at Beyond Battle Of Who Could Care Less. At Americanrana 2017, he defeated Donovan Dijak.
Starr defeated Eddie Kingston in an I Quit match at AAW Wrestling's AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined's United We Stand in July 2017. Starr defeated Mike Quackenbush after hitting him with a lariat at Game Changer Wrestling's Joey Janela's Spring Break 2 during WrestleMania 34 weekend, on April 6, 2018. The same day, Starr defeated Martin Stone at a RevPro event. Starr challenged for the AAW Heavyweight Championship on May 11, 2019, when he was defeated by Sami Callihan.
In April 2019, Israeli Pro Wrestling Association's Passover Bash event, was announced to feature Jay Lethal defending the ROH World Championship against Starr. In March, Starr released a video on his feelings on the match, which Ring of Honor ordered to have taken down. A couple of weeks prior to the match, Lethal lost the championship at G1 Supercard, and wound up losing in the non-title match. So the match would still take place, but with no title on the line. He later blasted Ring of Honor, saying they lied to the promotion and the fans, by not having the title defended like they said.
On January 12, 2013, Starr debuted for Combat Zone Wrestling at CZW Ascension. Later that year at CZW Night of Infamy 12 he unsuccessfully challenged for the CZW Wired TV Championship. At CZW Best Of The Best XIII The Juicy Product defeated OI4K in a CZW World Tag Team Championship number one contendership match. Later that month The Juicy Product defeated The Beaver Boys to capture the CZW World Tag Team Championships for the first time. The Juicy Product lost the titles to OI4K at CZW Deja Vu 2014. At Night Of Infamy 2014, Starr lost to Drew Gulak. In 2016 at CZW Best of the Best, Starr made it to the finals only to lose to Jonathan Gresham.
On April 14, 2018; Starr participated in Best of the Best 17. Both Starr and Tessa Blanchard advanced to the semi-finals after both applied submissions on Peter Avalon. Starr advanced to the finals after he defeated Blanchard and Matt Riddle in a triple-threat match. He went on to the finals and defeated Zachary Wentz to win the Best of the Best 17.
Between March 26 and 28, 2014, Starr competed in a WWE tryout at the WWE Performance Center alongside Michael Elgin, Roderick Strong, Kevin Steen, ACH, Willie Mack, and Zane Dawson.
On July 13–14, Starr made his Total Nonstop Action Wrestling debut at One Night Only: X-Travaganza 2016 tapings. Starr was one of five outside independent wrestlers taking on various X Division stars. Starr lost to Suicide in a ladder match qualifying match to determine an X Division Championship number one contender. Starr was also one of seven lumberjacks in the opening contest in which Chuck Taylor defeated Rockstar Spud.[unreliable source]
On January 9, 2016, Starr was involved in a dark match which was fatal four-way against Leon St. Giovanni, Ken Phoenix, and Foxx Vinyer to qualify for 2016 ROH Top Prospect Tournament in which St. Giovanni won.
In a match for Ring of Honor Wrestling which was taped on July 16, 2016; Starr was in a four-corner survival match against Cheeseburger, Joey Daddiego, and Tim Hughes. It ended in a no-contest as Punishment Martinez was summoned by BJ Whitmer to attack all four participants in the match.
Starr made his return to ROH on the April 23 episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling attacking 2017 Top Prospect Tournament winner Josh Woods. On Night 4 of ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Starr was defeated by Josh Woods. Later that month, Starr would go on to lose again to Woods.
On October 2, 2016, Starr and Shane Strickland defeated Zack Sabre Jr and Marty Scurll in the final of World Tag Team League 2016 to win the wXw World Tag Team Championship. On November 18, 2016, Starr defeated Tyler Bate to become wXw Shotgun Champion. On December 10, Starr defeated Chris Brookes to become the Shotgun Champion for a second time.
On March 10, 2017, Starr entered the 2017 16 Carat Gold Tournament. He was eliminated in the first round by Walter. On July 1, Starr defeated Angélico to win the Shotgun Championship for a third time.
On March 7, 2020, Starr put his wXw career on the line against Bobby Gunns at 16 Carat Gold Night 2, with the wXw World Championship also on the line. Gunns ultimately retained the title and Starr was forced to leave the company.
On November 10, 2016, at Revolution Pro Wrestling (RevPro)'s "Global Wars: Night One" in London, England, Starr teamed with Tyler Bate and Trent Seven, losing to Evil, Tetsuya Naito, and Sanada. Evil got the pin on Starr. Starr won the RevPro British Cruiserweight Championship on May 11, 2018, at RevPro Epic Encounter 2018. He defeated Kip Sabian at a RevPro event on January 11, 2019, to successfully defend his title. He would go on to hold the title 364 days, until losing it May 11, 2019, at RevPro Epic Encounter 2019 to El Phantasmo in a ladder match.
In July 2017, Starr defeated Bobby Fish to qualify for What Culture Pro Wrestling's (WCPW) Pro Wrestling World Cup after hitting Fish with a Product Placement. Starr was eliminated by Jay Lethal. Around the same time WCPW turned into Defiant Wrestling, Starr joined the heel stable The Prestige with Joe Hendry and El Ligero. On January 5, 2019, Starr wrestled Pac in Pac's debut match for Defiant Wrestling. At Built to Destroy'19, Starr defeated Rampage to win the Defiant World Championship.
On February 11, 2018, in a match for International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom, Starr challenged Nick Aldis for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Starr was the fifth challenger in The Aldis Crusade. Starr tapped out to a Cloverleaf.
At Super Strong Style 16 for Progress Wrestling, Starr won the SSS16 tournament that took place on May 6, 2019. In a promo leading up to the event he called out Progress for their reliance on WWE contracted superstars, saying they lost their identity as an independent wrestling company. Due to him winning the tournament he will receive a match for the Progress Wrestling World Championship against NXT UK's Walter. Starr captured the Over the Top Wrestling World Championship from long-time rival and friend Jordan Devlin on October 26 in Dublin, Ireland. On June 18, 2020, Over the Top Wrestling announced Starr was stripped of the championship amidst allegations of sexual abuse against him.
On June 17, 2020, Starr was accused of sexual abuse by a former girlfriend of his, which he denied. After the allegation came out, many promotions cut ties with Starr and/or stripped him of titles as part of the #SpeakingOut movement.
Starr paid homage to his amateur wrestling career with a tattoo of the United States Wrestling logo on his right thigh. Starr's favorite wrestlers as a child were "Superstar" Billy Graham, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Chris Jericho, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and The Rock. Outside of wrestling, Starr is also a big fan of Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, and Muhammad Ali.
Starr is a member of Democratic Socialists of America and a passionate supporter of Bernie Sanders. Starr is Jewish.
Starr was also a vocal supporter for the unionization of professional wrestlers and in 2019, he collaborated with Equity to form We the Independent, an organization made to help raise funds for wrestlers to unionize. In the ensuing months of its founding, Starr's efforts were gaining attention from mainstream media, and allegedly WWE pressured independent wrestling promotions Progress Wrestling and Westside Xtreme Wrestling to cease booking Starr over his pro-union stances. However, since his sexual abuse allegation came into light in June 2020, We the Independent severed ties with Starr and has abandoned their social media and website.