Sting made his debut on this week’s Dynamite, making his return to wrestling after five years. The tag match between Powerhouse Hobbs/Ricky Starks and Darby Allin/Cody ended with the babyfaces reigning supreme.
Post-match, a brawl broke out between both the sides, and just as Hobbs was about to hit Cody with the FTW belt, the lights went out. Sting came out with his iconic baseball bat, and the heels retreated.
Sting stared down Cody, Darby Allin, and Arn Anderson to end the segment. AEW announced that Sting has signed a multi-year deal with the company.
Sting, 61, signed with WWE in 2014 and wrestled for a year before an injury at Night of Champions 2015 forced him to retire from professional wrestling. He was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.
Sting was a mainstay of WCW on TNT for several years, which was acknowledged by the commentators during his debut. He also had a great run with TNA before moving to WWE.
Sting’s WWE deal had expired earlier this year and WWE took off all his merchandise from their shop.