Sting to Wrestle on TNT Network for the First-Time in Two Decades Next Week on AEW Dynamite!

Published 08/13/2021, 8:25 AM EDT


Sometimes in the pro-wrestling business, life comes full-circle. For ‘The Icon’ Sting; he will wrestle his first match on TNT since the last match of WCW Monday Nitro. Next week on AEW Dynamite, Sting will return to the ring as he teams up with Darby Allin against 2.0 (Matt Lee and Jeff Parker).

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The last time Sting wrestled inside the AEW’s squared circle was at Double or Nothing in May, where Allin and he defeated Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky in a splendid tag team match.

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On this week’s AEW Dynamite, Darby Allin won a hard-fought match against 2.0, and we witnessed Sting getting into the action when he delivered a suplex to Matt Lee on the steel ramp to the huge pop from the crowd as they chanted “you still got it.”

Ever since Sting made his AEW debut, the creative team placed him next to Darby Allin. It has also lifting Allin’s gimmick and his popularity with the audience.

Before Sting made his way to Tony Khan’s company, he suffered a career-ending injury at the hands of Seth Rollins; during his brief stint in WWE, back in 2015.

But ‘The Icon’ soon ended all the speculations surrounding his in-ring return when he paired with Allin. They faced Ricky Starks and Brian Cage in a cinematic match at AEW Revolution.

The match was very well received by the wrestling critiques, claiming it to be one of the best cinematic matches across all the wrestling promotions in the world.

Sting will wrestle for the first time on TNT after 20 years

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Since the match between Darby Allin and Sting against 2.0 will officially take place on next week’s Dynamite, this will mark the first time Sting will fight on the TNT since his last fight against Ric Flair back in 2001 which was also the last episode for WCW Monday Nitro.

However, both wrestlers knew that was their last match for the promotion; Sting and Flair were seen smiling and nodding respectfully towards each other throughout the match.

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Eventually, Sting won the match via submission, putting an end to WCW Nitro, which was the last professional wrestling program to air on TNT until the first episode of AEW Dynamite in 2019.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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