Sting is a WWE Hall of Fame and he recently revealed that Tony Khan, the president of AEW, wanted to send him a ring to prepare for his in-ring return. Sting is a legendary wrestler, but he wrestled for the first time in 2021 after being forced to retire in 2015.
Sting’s last match before the street fight at AEW revolution was against Seth Rollins. Seth Rollins injured Sting by recklessly hitting him with a buckle bomb that injured his neck.
Sting Speaks About Tony Khan Offering to Give Him A Ring to Prepare for In-Ring Return
Sting later announced his retirement during his WWE Hall of Fame induction.
Sting made his debut for AEW about 3 months ago. Sting spoke to Bleacher Report about Tony’s offer. Tony wanted Sting to shake-off his ring rust before making his return. “After five-and-a-half years of not being in a ring, there was some rust on me, for sure, especially with guys in the ring like Darby, Ricky Starks and Brian Cage,” admitted Sting.
“These guys are incredible. Tony Khan asked me if I wanted a ring sent to my house and thankfully, I have a barn that is insulated with climate control”. “We put the ring in there, and I had to get used to running the ropes again, and it was an eye-opener for me.
It was a challenge. I didn’t recover as quick as I used to. It was grueling. I had a lot of work to get my cardio ready to go and get into good physical condition. It was tougher than it’s ever been but I got there”.
Sting and Darby challenged Brain Cage and Ricky Starks at AEW Revolution. Sting stated that Darby deserves a lot of credit to make the match work well. “There were times I felt like I am along for the ride, but it’s hard for me not to plug myself in creatively on certain aspects,” recalled Sting.
“I would speak up and have my own ideas, but I have to tell you: Darby is probably the most creative I have seen. He has a mind for the wrestling business and cinematography. I think he is going to be one of those guys that a lot of people are going to end up working for someday. He is multi-talented”.