AEW and NJPW held another Forbidden Door event on June 25th, and Sting gave it his all during that match. That being said, he might have taken it a bit too far.

Sting had an eventful week, and he participated in a high-profile trios match at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door and a thrilling Tornado Tag match on AEW Dynamite. Both matches involved table spots, with Sting being on the table during the Sunday match and performing aerial maneuvers on Wednesday.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the original plan was for Sting to move out of the way on Sunday, allowing Sammy Guevara to hit the table while Sting avoided the impact. However, it is reported that the WWE Hall of Famer didn’t react quickly enough, resulting in him taking some of the force from Guevara’s move.

Since Sting wasn’t originally supposed to take the bump, he had to quickly recover without selling Guevara’s move to fulfill his role in the match’s finish.


Sting’s team wan at Forbidden Door and Dynamite, which was the first time he has ever wrestled against Chris Jericho in any capacity. Some have regarded Jericho as the perfect opponent for Sting’s retirement. While the 64-year-old Sting has acknowledged that his retirement is approaching, he has not set a specific date and recently indicated his intention to continue beyond AEW’s grand All In show scheduled for August 27th.

Sting has a few more big matches in him with AEW. Only time will tell how his career will unfold at this point, but he did confirm that Wembley Stadium will not be his final match at AEW All In London.

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