During Wednesday night’s “Winter Is Coming” episode of AEW Dynamite, the legendary Sting shocked the world by making his AEW debut.
Sting last appeared on TNT back in March 2001 wrestling in the last match of WCW Monday Nitro (and the final real WCW match); so sort of a homecoming considering many people consider AEW Dynamite to be the spiritual successor to WCW Nitro.
If you haven’t seen the debut yet, check it out below.
“The surprise introduction of Sting was a great way to celebrate our biggest episode of Dynamite yet,” said Tony Khan, CEO and GM of AEW. “When AEW launched, I was ecstatic to bring wrestling back to TNT after a very long absence. Sting defeated the legendary Ric Flair in the final wrestling match to be shown on TNT for more than 18 years until the debut of Dynamite in 2019. Now, almost two decades later, it’s such a thrill to welcome Sting to AEW and bring him back home to TNT!”
AEW is already hyping up that Sting will be explaining why he joined AEW on next week’s episode of Dynamite.
It remains to be seen whether or not he’ll lace up the boots and step in the ring to wrestle for the promotion. Sting’s last match took place at WWE Night of Champions 2015 against Seth Rollins when he suffered a neck injury. Sting has indicated that he feels good and could probably wrestle another match.