Sting is one of the most well-known and recognizable faces in the world of professional wrestling. His incredible career lasted for more than 30 years and took him to every major promotion in the world. However, his long-awaited debut with the WWE in 2014 lasted less than a year following an injury sustained in his second match.
Following the incident which occurred during a WWE Championship battle with Seth Rollins, Sting was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and quietly retired and stepped away from the limelight.
Since then, Sting has seemingly waited out his WWE Legends’ contract. The icon has made sporadic appearances on Monday Night Raw and the annual Hall of Fame ceremony, doing nothing of note since his own induction. While several outlets have run rumors that he was interested in a return to the ring, especially against the Undertaker, nothing ever came to fruition.
This week, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Sting is not currently under contract with WWE. However, sources claim that the chance for renegotiation remains alive. Following the announcement, wrestling fans began to speculate that Sting was headed to WWE’s biggest competitor, AEW. In fact, Cody Rhodes himself joined in on the fun and stoked the flames a bit on Twitter. However, a new report from PWInsider reveals that Sting will not appear in AEW anytime soon.
Many fans took to social media to suggest that perhaps Sting could follow in the footsteps of fellow Hall of Famer Bret Hart. During last year’s AEW Double or Nothing event, Hart appeared on-screen to introduce the AEW World Championship to the world. With this year’s event featuring the debut of the TNT Championship, fans wondered if Sting would present the title this time. However, last night’s edition of AEW Dynamite revealed the exciting news that the legendary heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will have that honor at the show.
While the door remains open for Sting to jump ship to AEW, it sounds like it won’t be happening on the company’s next PPV event. AEW Double Or Nothing will air May 23rd on a bevy of PPV outlets and the B/R Live app.
What do you think? What role do you hope Sting might play in AEW? Could he be a manager like Jake Roberts or a coach like Arn Anderson? Bodyslam those comments and let us know your thoughts on social media!