Wrestling legend Sting shocked the world with a return during the AEW Dynamite “Winter Is Coming” episode on December 2.
Sting has reportedly signed a multi-year contract with AEW. He had previously been signed as a “legend” in WWE, but that contract ended this May.
WrestleTalk is reporting that Sting had been unhappy with WWE and how they had treated him. He signed with AEW because he wanted to do “something good” for his fans in what is to be his final full-time gig.
While Sting has signed as a full-time regular character on Dynamite, he will reportedly not be involved in anything that will require him to take a bump due to his spinal stenosis and his history of neck issues.
Sting’s last wrestling match was a losing effort to Seth Rollins during WWE Night of Champions back in 2015. where he suffered a neck injury during the match.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016 and, during his induction speech, had announced his retirement from professional wrestling.
His appearance at Winter is Coming marks his first appearance on TNT since he was part of the final match on the final episode of WCW Monday Nitro back in 2001.