Wrestling Icon Sting Officially Joins AEW
The wrestling legend made his debut on Dynamite and has signed a multi-year deal with the upstart company.
The Icon. The Franchise. Wrestling legend Sting has officially signed with All-Elite Wrestling, but at what capacity has yet to be determined. Sting made his debut during Dynamite with all-new music and a video that showed an icy landscape, almost telling us that Hell has indeed frozen over.
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The writing was on the wall back in October when suddenly Sting's merch was removed from WWE's shop site and for no given reason. Speculation was running wild then, but there were no hints or even teases of his coming to AEW and it left fans in shock of the man's return. Sting even had new AEW merchandise at the ready for fans to buy.
It's interesting to note that Sting, aka Steve Borden, is 61 years old. AEW has been utilizing the senior talent and established legends as mouthpieces or managers instead of being in-ring talent. The face-off with Darby Allin may have hinted at Sting's future in the company.
Sting was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2016 and officially retired from competition. He had rarely been used on WWE TV since then but was featured in video games, action figures, and other pieces of merchandise since 2014. With his debut, Sting is one of the few wrestlers who have appeared in WCW, NWA, WWF, and AEW.