Sting made his debut in WWE during Survivor Series 2014 and fans were elated at his shocking debut. Fans were excited at the prospect of him having dream matches with several WWE Superstars. However, in the end, his run in WWE was largely criticized by fans and wrestlers alike.
He recently signed a multi-year contract with AEW, in a move that shocked the entire pro wrestling world. He will be staying with the company for a long time.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted how Sting is likely to end his pro wrestling career in AEW. It was previously reported that Sting wanted to retire from pro wrestling after working in Impact Wrestling for a year.
Meltzer said that Sting’s career at Impact Wrestling was essentially over when he lost to Nick Aldis. Then Sting was wanted for a WWE game and that ultimately led him to WWE.
Meltzer then revealed that Sting was supposed to retire following his match against Triple H at WrestleMania 31.
“They announced it, and everybody just jumped, oh, we’re going to get Sting and Undertaker at WrestleMania. The reaction was so big for Sting that you know, Vince felt well, we got to use them, and so, we didn’t get Undertaker and Sting, but we got the Triple H thing. You know, Vince’s concept is like, ‘Well, let’s end the wrestling war,’ you know.”
“It was so ridiculous and whatever. So the idea was, you know, I remember that night in Santa Clara, and the whole idea was that, um, this is Sting’s one and only WWF/WWE match. So, of course, it’s his one and only match; he loses to Triple H because he’s not coming back, and then, couple months later, hey, we got this idea, let’s put him with Seth Rollins and so, that was his other thing. That was a complete disaster, unfortunately, in many ways and ended his career.”
Sting will be regularly appearing on AEW television and is likely to compete in the ring as well. We will have to see what they have planned for The Icon.
h/t to Sportskeeda Wrestling for the quotes.