Sting has always been one of the coolest wrestlers. His run in AEW has reminded people of this fact, after years of some fans forgetting.
Why did people forget how great Sting is? There’s several reasons to this, one being because of the creative decisions he was involved in with TNA. And of course, his run with WWE. His TNA run overall was good, but circumstances like booking were quite awful. There’s also ideas that were just ahead of their time, like Joker Sting. Which at the time was devise, but it has aged well surprisingly.
The Stinger’s run with WWE was what it was, but they him brought back to have match with Triple H. A tactic that tried to revive the ear between WCW and WWE. To put to it bluntly, it was bland and disappointing…
Sting had always been a wrestler that could adapt to any situation. Though there were some things that were questionable, his TNA run in particular shows this. From the previously mentioned Joker Sting, to being part of the Main Event Mafia. The man is always changing and adapting to circumstances.
A big cliché with wrestling legends is their “love” of bashing the following generation of wrestlers. We’ve heard Undertaker talk about missing the days when wrestlers had guns and drugs in the locker room, along with saying today’s wrestling sucks over and over again. Sting is not like that, he prefers to put over the next generation and give his experience to those young wrestlers that need it.
Look at Sting’s role in AEW for instance… Any other legend would’ve been furious at the idea of being used as a mechanism to get someone over. Since he arrived in AEW, Sting has been on board with the whole purpose of building Darby Allin up, and has had banger matches when he wrestles.
Sting truly is a timeless wrestler. The man can adapt to any period of wrestling, and the fact he is a legend trying to help the next generation, it’s always wonderful to see. Especially in a sport that has too many legends just burying current wrestlers because they don’t ‘rassle’ like in the good ol’ days.