Sting made his shocking All Elite Wrestling (AEW) debut back on December 2 at the Winter Is Coming special episode of AEW Dynamite.
Speaking with Kenny McIntosh in issue 11 of the Inside The Ropes magazine, AEW EVP Cody Rhodes spoke about the process of getting Sting to sign with AEW, noting that it was all on AEW president Tony Khan.
“Sting is entirely Tony’s. He let me in on the process of it and I got to be there to help facilitate it to a small degree but, more than anything, I think he did that out of respect for my fandom. Sting was my favourite wrestler growing up and he’s a big part of my childhood. I’ve modelled a lot of the babyface I’d like to be after the babyface that Sting was. So for him to be involved in what we do is massive,”
Cody was then asked about the possibility of stepping into the ring with the Icon, and Rhodes made no bones about the fact that it was something he was interested in.
“I absolutely was adamant about wanting to do a match with him and it’s not something that’s been discussed or contracted or anything like that but, while he’s here, I still would hope that it happens. He’s such a huge part of who I am and he was such a d*ck to me on the second week when he showed up, and I love that. And I love his love for my dad as well. Sting is a big part of what we do. What a different company when you can have Sting there and Jack Evans in the same company. That’s what AEW does better than any. It’s such a diverse roster,”
Cody Rhodes is set to take on Malakai Black on the August 4 Homecoming edition of AEW Dynamite.