The last time the Icon, Sting, appeared on TNT he defeated Ric Flair on the final WCW telecast. Now, years later, he returns.
After retiring from the WWE in 2016 after a brief stint, the “Stinger” returned to the squared circle during AEW’s special “Winter is Coming” episode of Dynamite following the end of the Darby Allin/Cody Rhodes and Rickie Starks/Will Hobbs tag team match.
During a post-match beatdown, Daily’s Place went dark before an eerie video package played. It wasn’t clear who or what this package was announcing, but once the word “Sting” appeared, the arena erupted.
The appearance set social media into a tizzy Wednesday night as the Icon trended throughout the evening.
AEW sent out a press release shortly after, confirming the company signed Sting to a full-time, multi-year contract. Sting is All Elite.
It’s unknown who Sting will be getting into the ring with and how long the AEW contract is, but in a year of great moments in wrestling/sports entertainment this ranks high up on the list!