One tweet from pro wrestling legend Sting, his action figure pulled by WWE, add those two together. Equals fans speculating online that another WWE Hall of Famer could make his way to All Elite Wrestling.
First, the tweet in question, Sting, recently sent a message to Lance Archer via Twitter about how glad he was to see him get a shot he deserves in AEW.
“Just glad to see you getting a much deserved shot in @AEWrestling.”Sting
Cody later commented on the tweet by sharing the wide-eyed emoji.
The second part of this story comes after Mattel recently announced Sting would not be included in an upcoming WWE action figure line.
When speaking about Sting not being included in the new line, they said
“due to circumstances beyond their control.”
Mattel makes WWE’s figures, which could be an indication that Sting might not be under contract with WWE anymore. Why else would they not include the iconic Sting?
After years with WCW, Sting returned to TNA/iMPACT Wrestling and worked with that promotion for several years before his brief stint in the WWE. Sting has not been in the ring since 2015 due to a spinal stenosis condition.
Cody also commented on Zack Ryder, and Curt Hawkins’s podcast Twitter which also mentioned the action figure news.
It’s NOT SSSTTTIIINNNGGG! “Due to circumstances out of our control Sting needed to be removed from Legends Series 7. We’ll look to include this figure in a future wave if he becomes available to us again.”
It’s NOT SSSTTTIIINNNGGG! “Due to circumstances out of our control Sting needed to be removed from Legends Series 7. We’ll look to include this figure in a future wave if he becomes available to us again.” pic.twitter.com/qUmHr8DEPH— The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast (@MajorWFPod) May 11, 2020
This would not be the first time AEW used a WWE star on TV. WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart revealed the AEW World Heavyweight Championship at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view event. DDP has made several appearances with the company, and WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts is the manager of Lance Archer.