“I’m Going to Be Watching”- Cody Rhodes Hints at a Fight With Sting in AEW

Published 02/17/2021, 11:21 AM EST

‘The Icon’ Sting will make his much expected in-ring return at AEW Revolution in a Street Fight against Team Taz. Many AEW wrestlers want to share the ring with Sting, but there is no one who wants it as badly as Cody Rhodes does.


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Cody Rhodes hints at a future match with Sting

The AEW EVP recently joined the New York Post for a telephonic interview where he spoke about a potential match with Sting in AEW, especially a cinematic match.


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Cody said he doesn’t have a definition for cinematic matches, and would rather wait before answering the question. “Cinematic just means with different camera cuts.

“It can mean a lot of things but ask me that question again in a few months because I want the opportunity to stand across from the Stinger and I think he knows that.

“It’s almost kind of itching at me under my skin that if there is somebody I wanted to beat, it’s the face of TNT’s hottest period and run,” said Cody.

WWE Wrestling: WrestleMania 31: Sting poses in the ring during event at Levi’s Stadium.
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The former TNT Champion made it clear once again how desperately he wants to share the ring with his favorite wrestler growing up. For those unaware, Sting and Cody’s relationship traces back a long way.

Cody’s father, ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes, showed faith in Sting back in the day. Sting’s 45-minute championship match against Ric Flair at Clash of Champions 1988 is a highlight of his career.

Dusty Rhodes had booked the young ‘Surfer’ Sting against the ‘Nature Boy’ that night, and the rest, as we know, is history.

Cody says he will keep a close eye on Sting’s performance at Revolution

Sting had a face-off with Cody Rhodes quite a few times on AEW Dynamite but has since aligned himself with Darby Allin. Cody, too, is preparing for a big match against NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal.

Despite the big match, Cody said he will pay close attention to Sting’s match at Revolution and will most likely decide then. “I’m going to be watching like everyone else at ‘Revolution’ and then the decision will become a little bit more clear,” he said.

“With what happens at Revolution and how him and Darby are able to navigate that stream, then ask me in a few months and I’ll have a better answer.”


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There is no doubt Cody Rhodes, and Sting will cross paths in AEW soon. There is no way Dusty’s son will be able to resist the temptation to book himself against his favorite wrestler. And we’re sure Sting, too, would be happy to give back!

But before all of it comes to life, we must not forget that Sting isn’t medically cleared to compete. There is no word if his match at Revolution will be cinematic or not. Former WWE Writer Vince Russo expressed concerns for Sting recently on the latter’s wrestling return.

We hope Sting puts on a great match while keeping himself safe. As far as Cody is concerned, ‘The Icon’ and ‘The Nightmare’ will definitely go head to head in the months to come. What do you think?


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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.