Sting shocked the world when he made his debut in AEW back in December 2020. Since then, he has been featured heavily on AEW television, being paired up with Darby Allin. He has impressed tons of fans since his debut for the company, but that wasn’t what he really signed up for.
Despite being over 60, Sting certainly has been competing at an unexpectedly high level, and that has certainly impressed fans and pro wrestlers alike. He has also taken part in cinematic matches in the past.
While speaking on the latest “DDP Snake Pit” podcast on AdFreeShows.com, Darby Allin revealed that Sting had originally signed on to do a few cinematic matches out of the ring.
When he first got in AEW, he originally signed on for just cinematic matches. Then when we were training at his house down in Texas, because he had a ring down there, I just straight up said to him, I was like, ‘Man, we don’t need to do cinematic matches. Let’s do this live.’ I said, ‘There’s nothing we have to hide here with your performance. It’s not like, ‘All right, cut. Let’s get another angle that makes that look better.’ You’re moving good and you’re kicking ass.
That’s when we got the green light to do me and Sting versus Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky at Double or Nothing. That was like his first match back live since the neck injury that he had in 2014.”
Sting and Darby Allin were feuding with The House Of Black on AEW television. Now that their feud is done, it remains to be seen what AEW will have planned next for the duo.
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