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Sting Discusses The AEW Locker Room, Tony Khan & The Impact Darby Allin Has On Him

Of course Sting is the one in what can be called the teaching position in the tandem of Darby Allin and Sting. Not only is the man legendary, but he has quite a few years on the younger dude. So if there’s anyone with loads of knowledge to impart, it would most definitely be Sting, and I’m more than sure he shares quite a wee bit of that knowledge as they travel from show to show.

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But as it would turn out, Sting recently spoke about the impact that Darby Allin has made on him and shared the sentiment that basically Darby sometimes mentors him. He also talked about the AEW locker room overall and how he finds it, and also chimed in on how he feels about Tony Khan. These statements were made during the AEW Revolution media scrum following the show…

“I am so glad that I am teamed up with Darby. I want to be able to mentor these guys in any way that I possibly can. It’s amazing to say something like that…Because sometimes I feel like Darby is the one mentoring me. But, it’s just to give back not just to wrestling fans, but to the wrestlers, to the dressing room in there…

They all have so much respect. Wrestling fans don’t seem to want to say goodbye, the nostalgia is huge, and it’s the same way in the dressing room. It’s amazing how many of the guys have come up with a telephone with a picture with me when they were kids or something like that. Or when they were dressed like me for Halloween…

I think it starts from the top and works its way down…We had a period of time with WCW where Eric Bischoff came on board and Hogan, Hall, Nash, the nWo, Buff Bagwell, Lex Luger, The Steiner Brothers, Big Poppa Pump. But everybody was pointing in the same direction, and marching to the same beat for about a year. Maybe 18 months if we are lucky. And that was the best time ever in wrestling for me…

But with AEW it’s Tony Khan telling you he’s a people person. I watch him talk with the grips, moving cable around, and he really cares about his talent and treats everybody with respect. He’s a giver, you know? So, he’s like a player-coach almost, you want to perform for the guy.”

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His words speak volumes on how much he appreciates being in that locker room, and really these words go hand in hand with what so many other stars have had to say about the AEW platform overall. Perhaps that’s why so many ex-WWE talents flock to those greener pastures and have done so in droves in recent months.

He isn’t the only legend that is extremely happy on that platform, as CM Punk and Bryan Danielson seem to be very happy with their decisions to join the fold, as do many others.

It was just last night on Dynamite that Jeff Hardy joined the promotion and to raucous applause and adulation. And who was in the ring to greet him other than his brother, Matt? That’s right…Sting and Darby Allin. And what better person to give Jeff that ‘welcome home’ other than his own brother, as well as Sting who has a deep history with Jeff—was there for him at his lowest point in TNA. And with Jeff’s arrival, it seems as though Sting’s role as mentor, and his work in that vein, isn’t over by a longshot.

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Darby too was the perfect young talent to be in the ring for that tremendous moment, as he has been compared to Jeff, which is an accurate comparison, I’d say.

There are loads of moments like these to come on the AEW platform, and as Tony Khan promised the week before Revolution, many storylines have started because of what went down at that PPV and in the first episode of Dynamite since it aired. So buckle up, dear readers. We’re in for quite the ride.

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