All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is abuzz after a surprise appearance from wrestling legend Sting on Dynamite earlier today.
The 61-year-old has signed a “full-time, multi-year agreement,” AEW confirmed in a statement.
Sting, real name Steve Borden, saved Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin from a post-match attack at the hands of Team Taz on a highly-anticipated edition of Dynamite that also hosted an AEW World Championship match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega.
“The surprise introduction of Sting was a great way to celebrate our biggest episode of Dynamite yet,” AEW CEO Tony Khan said.
“When AEW launched, I was ecstatic to bring wrestling back to TNT after a very long absence. Sting defeated the legendary Ric Flair in the final wrestling match to be shown on TNT for more than 18 years until the debut of Dynamite in 2019. Now, almost two decades later, it’s such a thrill to welcome Sting to AEW and bring him back home to TNT!”
TNT is the former home of WCW Nitro in the United States.
Before today, Sting’s last television appearance was during an episode of WWE Raw in February 2019.
Sting will speak for the first time on AEW Dynamite next Thursday, December 10 (New Zealand time).