Last month, Sting and Darby Allin secured the AEW Tag Team Champions title and effectively defended their belts against The Young Bucks at AEW Revolution. Sting’s sons were part of the experience, and now, one of his sons has disclosed that the entrance for the match did not go as originally planned.

During Sting’s retirement match at AEW Revolution, both of his sons, Garrett and Stephen Borden, were in attendance. They portrayed past versions of their father, with Stephen emulating the Wolpac version, and Garrett embodying Surfer Sting.

In an interview with, Sting’s son Steven Borden discussed his appearance at the 2024 AEW Revolution PPV event, wearing NWO Wolfpac-era attire. He explained that the original plan was for him to portray Crow Sting, while his brother Garrett would be Surfer Sting.

However, Darby Allin suggested a mix-up, emphasizing the opportunity to showcase different eras simultaneously. Despite some logistical constraints with the attire, they decided on the red color for contrast, aiming to make their individual characters stand out more during the event.


“Yeah, so the plan actually until the very end, close to the very end, was for me to just do Crow Sting. So Garrett was going to be Surfer, I was going to be Crow. That was always pretty clear. There was never contention over who was going to do what. It just, everybody kind of knew, ‘yeah, I think it makes most sense for Garrett to do Surfer.’ And that’s probably partially because I used to have long hair so we all got used to that.

Then Darby actually made a point to my dad maybe a week or so before the match going, ‘well, you know, don’t you think if Garrett’s going to be Surfer, Steven’s going to be Crow, and then you’re also going to be Crow this is an opportunity to mix it up a little bit?’ And that was a good point, so that’s where we landed on, ‘let’s just try to deliver a few different eras in one.’ And obviously, as you said, we had some logistical constraints with the attire but we landed on the red too, just for the contrast. It made us two stand out from each other a little bit more.”

Following Sting’s AEW Tag Team Title victory, Garrett and Steve Jr. joined in the celebration, contributing to the jubilant atmosphere. However, the mood took a dramatic turn when they were unexpectedly attacked by the Young Bucks after the match.

This unexpected twist added an extra layer of intensity and anticipation to the upcoming match at Revolution. Despite the professional wrestling drama, Sting is currently relishing his life after retirement, and that remains his primary focus and source of contentment.

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