“It’s a Very Unwise Move” – Booker T is Unhappy With Sting’s Decision to Wrestle in AEW

Published 12/31/2020, 9:20 AM EST


2020 was not the year wrestling fans and promotions wanted it to be. Yet, promotions like WWE and AEW kept up with regular weekly programming for the fans. Despite the odds, there were a lot of memorable moments and action throughout the year. (Sting, scoffs!)

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AEW kept up the momentum they got off to as they added some impressive names to their roster, namely Matt Hardy, Eddie Kingston, FTR, and the late great Brodie Lee. But there was another name that did a lot of rounds, and that was the name of Sting!

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Booker T shares his thoughts on Sting wrestling in AEW

‘The Icon’ shocked the wrestling world and sent some into nostalgia as he made his AEW debut on the ‘Winter Is Here’ edition of Dynamite. Since then, ‘The Icon’ has come to Cody Rhodes‘ rescue several times and has even hinted at aligning himself with TNT Champion Darby Allin.

But there’s one question left unanswered; Will Sting wrestle in AEW? The question arises because ‘The Icon’ is 61 years old, and he suffered a horrific neck injury in his last match against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions 2015. That would be the end of his career until now!

Chris Van Vliet interviewed two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently. In the interview, Chris asked Booker what he thinks about ‘The Franchise’ debuting in AEW and his possibility of wrestling again.

He said, “Hey bro, you know some guys don’t want to quit man. Some guys just don’t want to leave it alone. I never thought I’d see Sting still doing this at 61 years old. I just didn’t think that.”

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Booker also said Sting didn’t get to go out his way in the WWE after his injury forced him to retire. In AEW, he has a chance to go out from the business his way and that’s what he’s doing. But Booker wasn’t a supporter of Sting wrestling at this age.

“You know what man, for Sting to want to have a match, I wouldn’t advise it. For Sting to do it now, at 61, I just think it’s a very, very unwise move to go out there and work with these young guys,” said Booker T.

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As of this writing, there are no plans for Sting to wrestle or take bumps in an AEW ring. However, cinematic matches are a huge possibility with even Sting teasing it himself. Do you think Sting will wrestle again? Let us know in the comments below!

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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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