On the February 28 episode of AEW Dynamite, wrestling legend Sting made a dramatic entrance by descending from the rafters for one last time to save his tag team partner Darby Allin from The Young Bucks. This iconic moment brought a sense of nostalgia to wrestling fans and marked the end of an era for Sting’s in-ring career.

However, what made this moment even more significant was the fact that Martha Hart, the widow of late wrestler Owen Hart, had given her blessing for Sting to make the historic entrance. It was previously reported that AEW boss Tony Khan had called Martha Hart before allowing Sting to descend from the rafters.

During the latest episode of What Happened When podcast, Tony Schiavone confirmed this report. Schiavone explained that Khan personally reached out to Martha Hart and sought her approval before proceeding with the planned spot.

“Tony [Tony Khan] did call Martha Hart, I was there when he fucking called her. He told me, ‘Go let Sting, Darby, and the Bucks know that Martha Hart and I have talked and she has given it her blessing.’ I went and told them what the communication was. Would not have done it without first talking to Martha Hart.”


Sting left everything inside the squared circle in the final match of his career against The Young Bucks and managed to defend the AEW World Tag Team Championships. By obtaining Martha Hart’s blessing, AEW ensured that the moment was not only a fitting send-off for Sting but also a respectful homage to his wrestling journey.

What do you think of Tony’s final send-off for Sting? Let us know in the comments!

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