Legendary Wrestler Sting appeared on AEW Unrestricted podcast to speak about his WWE Run and signing with AEW. Sting revealed that he started speaking with AEW President Tony Khan nearly 5 years ago. He then stated that Khan contacted him a year ago, he was still under a WWE contract.
"[Khan] didn't call me, he sent a text," Sting said of Khan. "I was still with WWE so I've gotta be careful with how I handle this kind of stuff, so I just kept it superficial."
Sting on His WWE Run and AEW Signing
"I'd say, two months or so ago, somewhere around then, I reached out and said, 'Hey, are you still willing to talk?' [Khan] said 'Yeah!' and here we are."
Sting then spoke about how his career ended in WWE and how he was pushing for a cinematic match against the Undertaker. After revealing that it would never happen, Sting chose to move on. Sting then stated that he is open to having cinematic matches inside AEW.
"I didn't want it to end the way it ended," Sting said. "I was pushing to get a cinema-style match with 'Taker. And for probably a litany of different reasons, it just wasn't going to happen and so when Tony called and spoke with me and he said, 'Are you interested in doing cinema-style matches?' I said, 'Yeah, I am (laughs).
I am.' And so I thought that I'd like to come back and do that and not disappear again with my tail between my legs. I don't have to go out on top, but I'd love to be able to go out in a positive light. "I would like to mentor some of these guys and be any kind of help that I possibly can.
Even though it's changed, I still get it and I'd like to be a part of helping some of these guys get better." Sting spoke about his snow entrance. Sting had a number of different themes over the past few years.
However, Sting stated that his snow entrance is something that he has never done before. "I've made every kind of entrance under the sun," Sting stated. "I mean, they've done everything except shoot me out of a cannon, but I gotta tell you, snow is a first for me.
Winter is coming, and it is so cool. I've had more people say, 'Oh dude! The snow! That is awesome.' "