Sting debuted for AEW this week during their Winter Is Coming special. This was a huge shock for fans, and those backstage were just as surprised.
The Young Bucks spoke to the Living The Gimmick podcast’s Patreon account. Matt Jackson discussed the reaction to Sting’s debut as he walked by everyone backstage. They kept the Stinger in a trailer all day, and nobody knew he was there except a select few.
“He was hidden all day in the back and when it was time to go we had one of our guys from Atlas [Security] leading him through the entire commonplace area to the go, and as he walked by, he was just tunnel vision and he was going to walk straight through where he was going to get to where is was going to get to; and all the boys and girls their heads started turning like it was the Exorcist.”
“They were like, ‘WHAT?’ It was really fun to see everyone marked out and have a mark out moment like that. When they did that and I saw the mark out reaction with the talent then I knew it was going to be an even bigger moment on television.”
Sting will be a regular for AEW, but it’s unclear how he will be used just yet. The 61-year-old Hall of Famer has a lot he can offer, but he can’t take the bumps he used to.
We will likely know more about what AEW has planned for Sting after he speaks on Dynamite next week.
Transcription by Ringside News