Sting has had an unbelievable resurgence in popularity since signing on with AEW. The former WCW Champion only thought he would do a few cinematic matches. After being paired with Darby Allin, the Stinger has found his groove once again.
At AEW Revolution, the 62-year-old star even channeled his inner New Jack. Sting hit a dive from the balcony that left every jaw in the building on the floor. A consistent string of strong matches in AEW have given him a new lease on life.
Lance Archer recently talked about his appreciation for Sting on the Wrestling Perspective podcast. Archer said he received plenty of advice from Sting dating back to their time together in TNA. Lance would love to wrestle him in the future, especially in a retirement match.
“He joined TNA and did a few spot shots, I actually got to film and be part of the movie he made about his faith and life. We got to do a scene where it was a dream sequence scene and he’s in the ring and everyone is up on the corners.
I got to hit him with a chair and I’m like, ‘I can retire right now. I got to hit Sting with a chair.’ For me, it was the coolest thing. he was nothing but cool. I do remember, after he signed on with TNA, I didn’t know where my career was going, as far as TNA was concerned or the business of wrestling, there was a moment where I had to have a real heart-to-heart with myself and decide what I want to do in the business.
I reached out to him and we talked about it. He gave me a lot of thoughts and advice. They try to say, ‘Don’t meet your heroes, because they’ll disappoint you.’ He’s never been disappointing. He’s always been a good and genuine dude, always willing to give advice and talk to you if he’s got the time. He’s never big timed me or anybody I’ve heard that he’s treated that way. He’s been absolutely cool, from the TNA days, now getting to work with him in AEW. I hope for, and I asked for a match back in TNA with him, but it didn’t happen. I’m hoping that, at some point before he retires, maybe I’ll be his retirement match. Everybody dies, Murderhawk Monster takes out Sting.”
Time will tell if Lance Archer and Sting ever have a match in AEW. Archer appreciates everything the long-time veteran has done for his career. The Murderhawk Monster would love to lock up with one of wrestling’s true legends.
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