Sting and Darby Allin Pick Up Huge Win to Kick Off AEW Dynamite

Published 08/18/2021, 9:28 PM EDT


After a promising AEW Rampage debut last week, fans looked at AEW Dynamite with more hope this week (8/18). Thankfully, the opening match of Darby Allin and Sting did not disappoint those fans.

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Ahead of the match, Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston were attacked by Daniel Garcia and 2.0 (Matt Lee and Jeff Parker) as a warning to Darby Allin and Sting. Allin came out and attacked Garcia and 2.0 with his iconic skateboard.

Sting followed suit and hit a Sting Splash. Allin and Sting both took the fight out of the ring as the Hall of Famer fought Parker through the crowd, and Allin and Lee went out. Since there were disqualifications, the opponents ganged up on Derby.

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The AEW crowd chanted “Let’s go Sting!” and “You still got it!” as everyone made their way back to the ring. Eddie Kingston showed up and beat down Garcia.

Allin and Sting set a table into the ring and Sting was dropped instead. When Allin was sent out on the ramp again, 2.0 brought out his skateboard and then double suplexed Allin on it.

Inside the ring, Sting fought off both the opponents. They held the veteran down and ended up double powerbombing him through the table inside the ring.

Shockingly, Sting got right back up, as if nothing happened. Allin was now back in the ring and attacked both men with a double dropkick. Sting quickly hit a double scorpion death drop following Darby.

To end the match, Sting then locked in a double scorpion deathlock, and both guys tapped out promptly. This match and win on AEW marked the first time in 20 years that The Icon has stepped foot and won inside a TNT ring. His last match was on the final WCW Nitro on March 26, 2001, and Sting defeated Ric Flair.

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Sting and Darby Allin are becoming one of the fastest-growing Tag Teams in AEW

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Despite being a ‘mentor’ and a ‘father-figure’ to young Darby, ‘The Icon’ is making a great return into the ring. Not only Sting is getting ready for possible solo future ventures, but he is schooling Allin and other Youngsters on how to work in the business.

Under Sting’s mentorship, Allin has been flourishing and learning new tips and tricks of the business. Both men are putting stellar shows on every event.

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Hence, Sting is becoming an important part of AEW. Not only he brings old fans, but he makes new superstars for the future. Let us know how you feel about the legend’s status in AEW in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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