The wrestling world is reeling from the surprise appearance of wrestling legend Sting on the 12/02 episode of AEW Dynamite.
Sting appeared during a beatdown on Cody Rhodes by Team Taz, forcing Team Taz to flee the ring in fright. The Icon then stared down Cody, Darby Allin and Arn Anderson before strolling out of the ring.
No expense was spared with Sting’s entrance, which included eerie winter scenic shots and fake snow. Sting appeared in his classic garb, with Crow makeup, trench coat and yielding his trusty baseball bat.
Afterward, the commentary team mentioned that Sting had signed a multi-year deal with AEW. Next week on the 12/09 episode of Dynamite, Sting will speak out.
Back in October, Sting’s merchandise was removed from the official WWE store, prompting rumors of his arrival in AEW. Sting last appeared on TNT 19 years ago during the final days of World Championship Wrestling.
You can watch Sting’s surprise appearance below.
Press Release From AEW
December 2, 2020 – “Winter is Coming” was already guaranteed to be the biggest episode of AEW DYNAMITE yet, but on a night packed with tremendous clashes, the debut of wrestling legend Sting took the world by surprise.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers ever, Sting’s jaw-dropping appearance sent electricity through the crowd at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Fla., and throughout the wrestling world, when he stepped in the ring.
AEW has also confirmed tonight that it has officially signed Sting to a full-time, multi-year agreement.
“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!”
Tune in to AEW DYNAMITE on TNT next week to see why Sting is joining the most boundless promotion in all of wrestling.