Tony Khan: Sting Is ‘Fully Cleared’ To Wrestle, He’s Been Taking Powerbombs In Training
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The 61-year-old Sting took a powerbomb from Brian Cage on AEW Dynamite last week. Naturally, many fans wondered about what the spot meant for “The Icon” and his eventual return to the ring. As it turns out, Sting has been entirely cleared to wrestle.
AEW President Tony Khan recently spoke with Mike Johnson of PWInsider, and he discussed various topics. He addressed the shocking moment where Sting took a powerbomb on AEW Dynamite last week and emphatically stated that “The Icon” has been cleared for action. In fact, he’s been practicing the exact same spot in training.
“He’s been cleared, he’s been fully cleared,” said Khan. ” He’s been training with Darby [Allin] and sparring partners, and he’s been fully cleared to wrestle. In his training, one thing he’s done to get ready with his sparring partners is a powerbomb. In terms of getting ready for this, I was more than fine with it and in fact called it.
“So he was completely cleared to do it and wanted to do it and he wanted to get out there and wrestle….Sting’s cleared to wrestle and he wants to wrestle and this is how he wanted to end his wrestling career in-ring was in AEW and come in and go out the way he always wanted to go out with great matches.”
As for Sting’s official return to the ring at AEW Revolution, Khan explained that he expects it to be a great match. He also stated that he was happy with how the powerbomb came off on AEW Dynamite.
“I expect Sting to have a great performance on March 7th,” said Khan. “He has very high expectations for this match and his comeback here, and I do too. I thought Brian did a great job with the powerbomb and certainly got people talking about the match in a very positive way and created conversation about, “Is Sting going to be OK? Is this all right?” Well that was the idea, we’re trying to create that conversation but the most important thing is he is OK and he walked through the curtain…that’s not going to be an easy moment, it took a lot out of him but at the same time, he came out of it in one piece and it’s what he wanted.”
It seems like Sting has the green light, so fans will have wait and see what happens at AEW Revolution. There, the WWE Hall of Famer will officially wrestle for the first time since 2015