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Could Sting Wrestle for AEW?

After Sting’s surprise appearance at AEW Winter Is Coming, which you can read all about here, many people wondered, could Sting wrestle for AEW?

It didn’t seem like a feasible option. Especially since Sing was forced to retire after a botched Buckle-Bomb from Seth Rollins (seemingly) ended his in-ring career. Dave Meltzer even went so far as to say that it wouldn’t happen.

So that’s pretty much the end of that.

Right?

Over on the AEW Website, this picture might give you pause for thought;

It seems that The Icon is listed as an active member of the AEW roster, with his wins and losses currently sitting at zero (obviously). This begs the question, will Sting lace up his boots for one last run? Or are AEW playing us all for chumps?

Looking At The Facts About Sting

Sting is now 61 years old. So any of Sting’s in-ring activity would have to be limited to either tag matches or very, very quick squash matches. With everything that he’s put his body through over the years to entertain us, time has taken its toll.

Let’s be honest, Sting has been medically uncleared to wrestle for the WWE for the past four years. Anything he does in an AEW ring has to be bump-free or they risk him suffering another injury, or worse.

Very Tantalizing, Isn’t It?

The thought of The Vigilante getting the final run that he so richly deserves before he heads off into the sunset, or moonset, or wherever crow type people go, is a mouth-watering prospect. With a roster as stacked as AEW‘s, it throws up the possibility of dream match after dream match.

Things should become clearer when Sting speaks on this week’s AEW Dynamite. Though every part of my wrestling fandom screams “Yes!” at the top of its voice, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that it’s just a clever marketing ploy to get even more eyes on the product.

We shall have to wait and see.

Written by Neil Gray

The podcast master. The Old Metal Bar-Steward and Weekly Wrestling Ruminations are now available on Spotify and iTunes.

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