Sting Reveals His Preparation for First In-Ring Match in Over 5 Years at AEW Double or Nothing

Published 05/29/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


Sting is a pro-wrestling entity, who has captivated the hearts of thousands of pro-wrestling fans over the years. Despite suffering a career-threatening injury in 2015, Sting didn’t stay away from the ring.

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‘The Icon’ made his AEW debut late last year, and wrestled his first match in over 5 years at AEW Revolution. However, it wasn’t a traditional wrestling match. It was a cinematic street fight.

But this time at Double or Nothing, it’s a different ballgame as he prepares to wrestle his first in-ring match in half a decade.

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WWE Wrestling: WrestleMania 31: Sting poses in the ring during event at Levi’s Stadium.
Santa Clara, CA 3/29/2015
CREDIT: Jed Jacobsohn (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)
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Sting shares his preparation for in-ring return at AEW Double or Nothing

The WCW legend recently talked to Paste Magazine about his in-ring return, during which he also revealed his preparation for it. Sting revealed he’s working a lot on his mobility. He also added that he’s cautious while trying because at his age, he cannot afford to overtrain himself.

He said, “I’m trying to work a lot on mobility, that’s for sure. I don’t recover as quick as I used to, either, so I have to really watch how I train, so I don’t overtrain because, I’m telling you, you just don’t recover the same.”

The former WCW World Champion took the opportunity to put over Brian Cage as well. He said he’s still feeling the effects of the powerbomb ‘The Machine’ hit him with a few months ago.

Sting continued, “I’m preparing the same. It’s the same kind of stuff. I just have to think about when I do it and what intensity levels and all that. I’m trying to get the heartrate up as much as I possibly can, so the stamina’s there to go with these young guys. Yeah, I’m getting ready – I am ready.”

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Sting’s neck is not a 100% and never will be after the life-threatening accident during his match with Seth Rollins at Night of Champions 2015. However, he’s good enough to go at it a few times in the year.

The limited action that we’ve seen from ‘The Icon’ so far does fill us with confidence about his wrestling return.

The Stinger splashes and the scorpion death lock that we saw last week, and a few weeks before, prove that Sting is all-set to stun the world with his performance at AEW’s biggest and most important PPV! Are you excited for Sting’s in-ring return?

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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