Ever since Sting joined AEW in late 2020, there have been multiple rumors surrounding his status. Some thought he only came to be a manager, others that he would fight exclusively in cinematic matches, along the lines of what was proposed in WWE.
Everything changed when, to general amazement, Sting made his first bump in the ring after 6 years of inactivity. The Hall of Famer was knocked down by Brian Cage, who hit it with a violent powerbomb, causing fans to worry.
Tony Khan, interviewed on PWInsider's microphones, recently thought about his condition to update him: "He has had the ok of the doctors, he is ready to fight 100%, there are no restrictions of any kind. He recently trained with Darby Allin and is charged up like never before.
He had tried to suffer a powerbomb during training and that is why he agreed to make the move at Dynamite. He didn't have any repercussions from a physical point of view."
Sting’s in-ring return
The AEW boss then added: "Sting has wanted to fight back for years and end his career in the best possible way.
For this reason he decided to join AEW and his intention is to take part in great matches" The Hall of Famer's debut in the Tony Khan's Company ring will take place on March 7 at Revolution, where he and Darby Allin will face Brian Cage and Ricky Starks in a Street Fight Tag Team Match.
It will be a great opportunity for him to show the world that, at the ripe old age of 61, he can still be able to put on a show. His last fight with him dates back to Night of Champions in 2015, where he was defeated by Seth Rollins in the main event valid for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and remedied a bad neck injury that forced him to stay out of the scene and retire momentarily.
Now, however, the music seems to have changed considerably. Sting is set to team with Darby Allin against Brian Cage and Ricky Starks at AEW Revolution on March 7, 2021. The match, which will have a Street Fight stipulation, will be Sting’s first since he faced Seth Rollins on September 20, 2015.
A 2016 WWE Hall of Fame inductee, Sting is among the most recognizable names in pro wrestling over the last three decades. He spent 14 years in WCW and 11 years in IMPACT Wrestling (fka TNA). The wrestling legend also had a contract with WWE for over five years, but he rarely made on-screen appearances.