Sting Says He Wasn’t Sure What He Would Offer To AEW When He First Signed


Sting spoke with the media during a post-AEW Revolution scrum following his Tornado Trios Match at the event where he jumped off a balcony through a set of tables. Here are the highlights: 

The table spot: 

“Oh man, what was it like? That was probably the highest one I’ve ever done through tables like that. So, I mean my heart was pumping pretty good,” Sting admitted. “But at the same time, my adrenaline was pumping, the crowd is going crazy and it becomes a little easier at that point. So, exciting, exciting stuff.”

Being unsure what he would offer to AEW: 

“No, I’ll just be straight up with everybody,” on if he thought he’d be wrestling these matches. “I talked to Tony and I said, ‘I’m not sure really what I have to offer, because I’m not going to have these long 20-30 minute matches against these young guys. So, what do you have in mind?’ He said, ‘how about cinematic matches, would you be interested in those?’ And I said, ‘yeah, I think I could do that.’

“We got halfway through the filming of that one and Cody Rhodes, followed by Tony are like, ‘your kinetic energy is still really amazing. You can still go, you could have a real match.’ That’s where it all started. Matter of fact, Cody, he texted me today. He said, ‘it’s game day,’ and I said, ‘it started with kinetic energy comments.’ But no, I didn’t think I would be in here doing this. But I am having so much fun. I feel like I am in good hands, and it’s great being with Darby.”

On the people who doubt him wrestling at his age:

“I don’t know of any. There are out there, I guess. I don’t mean that in a prideful or arrogant way. I’m sure, there have always been (doubters) my whole career, even as a young man. There will always be people out there who will hate you no matter what, you’re never going to be able to do the right thing in their eyes. There will always be those people. I think wrestling fans seem to be very respectful and see that, at my age, I’m taking risks out there and I want it to be good and I wanted to be an entertainer and I’m having fun. What would I say to the pessimists, just tune me off when I’m on, watch something else.”

H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription

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