Sting made a memorable descent from the rafters during the latest episode of AEW Dynamite, marking what is likely his final appearance utilizing this iconic entrance.

This dramatic entrance, which saw Sting descending from the ceiling, was a significant moment as it was the first time he had performed such an entrance since TNA Slammiversary in 2007. Prior to that, Sting had not executed a rafter drop since his WCW days in 2000. The decision to use this entrance sparingly over the years was largely influenced by the tragic passing of Owen Hart in May 1999, which brought attention to the potential dangers associated with such stunts.

Following Sting’s descent from the rafters on AEW Dynamite, there were some discussions about the risks involved in the entrance and concerns about potential insensitivity. However, according to Fightful Select it has been revealed that AEW and Tony Khan took proactive steps by reaching out to Martha Hart, Owen Hart’s widow, to seek her input and approval for the spot.

Martha Hart ultimately gave her blessing for Sting to use the entrance, which is why the dramatic moment unfolded as planned on AEW Dynamite. This thoughtful approach demonstrates AEW’s commitment to respecting the concerns and wishes of those affected by past tragedies in professional wrestling.


Sting’s final ring appearance is set for this Sunday at AEW Revolution, airing live on pay-per-view. Teaming up with Darby Allin, they’ll challenge The Young Bucks for the AEW World Tag Team Titles.

Ringside News will be covering the event, ready for any major developments. With Tony Khan at the helm, you can expect surprises, especially given the added intrigue surrounding Sting’s retirement bout.

AEW Revolution 2024 Lineup:

  • Sting and Darby Allin (c) (accompanied by Ric Flair) vs. The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson and Nicholas Jackson) in a Tornado tag team match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship, marking Sting’s farewell match.
  • Orange Cassidy (c) takes on Roderick Strong (with Matt Taven and Mike Bennett) in a Singles match for the AEW International Championship.
  • Samoa Joe (c) defends against “Hangman” Adam Page and Swerve Strickland (with Prince Nana) in a Three-way match for the AEW World Championship.
  • “Timeless” Toni Storm (c) (assisted by Mariah May and Luther) faces Deonna Purrazzo in a Singles match for the AEW Women’s World Championship.
  • Eddie Kingston (c) goes head-to-head with Bryan Danielson in a Singles match for the Continental Crown Championship, with the stipulation that if Danielson loses, he must shake Kingston’s hand.
  • Will Ospreay battles Konosuke Takeshita in a Singles match.
  • Christian Cage (c) (supported by Killswitch, Mother Wayne, and “The Prodigy” Nick Wayne) defends the AEW TNT Championship against Daniel Garcia in a Singles match.
  • FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) take on Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli) in a Tag team match.
  • Chris Jericho competes against Wardlow, Powerhouse Hobbs, Lance Archer, Hook, Brian Cage, Magnus, and Dante Martin in an All-Star Scramble match, with the victor earning a future AEW World Championship opportunity.

How do you feel about AEW’s decision to incorporate Sting’s iconic descent from the rafters into the latest episode of Dynamite, considering the historical significance and potential risks associated with such an entrance? Let us know in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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