Some fans had concerns when Sting showed up in All Elite Wrestling. He was forced to retire in 2015 due to a spinal injury but arrived in AEW ready to fight.
Now, AEW President Tony Khan has confirmed that Sting has been medically cleared to wrestle. This would mean his matches would not be limited to cinematic matches as previously thought. Here is the quote from Khan’s recent interview with PWInsider:
“He’s been cleared, he’s been fully cleared. He’s been training with Darby [Allin] and sparring partners, and he’s been fully cleared to wrestle. In his training, one thing he’s done to get ready with his sparring partners is a powerbomb. In terms of getting ready for this, I was more than fine with it and in fact called it.
So he was completely cleared to do it and wanted to do it and he wanted to get out there and wrestle….Sting’s cleared to wrestle and he wants to wrestle and this is how he wanted to end his wrestling career in-ring was in AEW and come in and go out the way he always wanted to go out with great matches.”
Sting will compete in a Tag Team Street Fight at AEW Revolution in his first match since Night of Champions 2015. He will team with Darby Allin to take on Brian Cage and Ricky Starks.