Sting is ready to come back to the city where he made his name.
The year was 1988 and a young Sting entered the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina and wrestled Ric Flair for 45 minutes on the first-ever Clash of the Champions event. On that night, Sting made his name a household staple for NWA fans and his legacy only grew.
Now, 33 years later, Sting is once again wrestling in Greensboro but this time, it will be for AEW. Reflecting on this full circle moment in his career, Sting says, in an interview with Sports Illustrated, that for him, this moment is like coming home. He's even hoping to see some of his old friends once again.
“Not many people get to rewrite their final chapter, not at this level,” Sting says. “I had great matches at the Greensboro Coliseum with Lex Luger, and now I get to do it with Darby and CM Punk against MJF and FTR. It’s a great way to end my career. The crowd, their appreciation makes me want to tear up. It’s almost as if they don’t want to say goodbye.
“Grown men and women talk to me about how they had no relationship with their dad except for watching me wrestle. Those stories mean a lot to me. Coming back to Greensboro with a lot of my old buddies, I’m hoping some of my generation will be there.”
Just six years ago, Sting was retired during his tenure in WWE and now, he gets his chance to rewrite his final chapter alongside two pillars of their own generations.
Sting will tag team with CM Punk and Darby Allin against Maxwell Jacob Friedman and FTR. We will have live coverage of Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. eastern time.