Sting has returned to TNT.
The WWE Hall of Famer appeared during tonight’s “Winter Is Coming” edition of AEW Dynamite to assist Cody Rhodes and TNT champion Darby Allin, who were being beaten down by Team Taz. The Stinger pulled out his signature black bat and chased the heels off, never getting physical in the process.
Afterwards Tony Schiavone announced on commentary that Sting had signed a multi-year deal with AEW, however it is not known in what capacity. AEW later confirmed it on Twitter.
WWE Hall of Famer and pro-wrestling icon Sting appeared on this evening’s “Winter Is Coming” special on TNT, with commentary revealing that the Stinger had officially signed a multi-year deal with the promotion.
According to Fightful Select, Sting’s cameo was a complete to surprise to a large portion of the AEW locker room. The report states that the initial reaction from talent was utter shock and excitement, as many were not aware of Sting’ arrival until moments before his segment.
AEW also issued an official press release regarding Sting’s multi-year deal, which includes a comment by company President Tony Khan.
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.