During AEW Rampage: Grand Slam, WWE Hall of Famer and AEW wrestler Sting was reunited with his legendary foe, The Great Muta.
Sting and Darby Allin faced off against the House of Black (Buddy Matthews and Brody King) on the show. Sting was handcuffed and Matthews was about to use Sting’s infamous black baseball bat on him, before Muta came in and made the save. The stage for Muta’s retirement is set for Pro Wrestling NOAH’s January 22nd event in Yokohama, Japan. The event is being promoted as “The Great Muta Final Bye-Bye.”
Sting recently spoke with Sports Illustrated to discuss how it felt to share the ring with Muta once again. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
On Muta’s appearance at AEW Rampage Grand Slam: “That was a moment. I had flashbacks when he stepped into the ring. Seeing him face to face, it took me back in time… It’s been over 30 years, but I can still feel that excitement of sharing the ring with him. The first time we were ever together, we knew there was a chemistry there. It didn’t matter if we were in Philadelphia or Fukuoka. There was a magic, that’s for sure.”
On being part of Muta’s retirement show: “I know my days are numbered, so I’m trying to make the most out of the time left and give the fans everything I have before this wave comes into shore for good. I’m grateful that Muta was able to be here with me in the United States. That’s a memory I’m going to hold onto, and it signifies the end of our era. I’m looking forward to having one last grand hoorah with The Great Muta, especially in Japan.”
On Darby Allin possibly joining him and Muta in the six-man tag match: “I’m trying to get Darby Allin to come with me. It’s such an honor, especially since that will be his last night as The Great Muta character.”
The Great Muta and Sting had many great battles dating back to the late 1980s. The last time both men competed in a ring together was at WCW Fall Brawl 2000. They were in a three-way dance that included Vampiro.