As we reported earlier here on eWn, Sting made his AEW debut during this week’s episode of Dynamite. According to a report from Fightful, the initial reaction backstage was shock and excitement. eWrestlingNews.com has learned that Sting was kept hidden throughout the day so nobody knew he was debuting until he appeared backstage just before he came out to the ring.
While many people were surprised, one talent said that they had heard about the signing “for a while” so it wasn’t a surprise to everyone, especially those involved in the segment and the top executives.
As noted earlier here on eWn, Sting has signed a “full-time, multi-year deal” with AEW.