Retirement Rumors Run Wild As Sting Is Set To Address AEW Fans

The last time AEW fans saw Sting, he was face down in the ring at AEW WrestleDrean, about to take a Con-chair-to from Christian Cage. Fortunately, The Icon was saved at the last minute by a debuting Adam Copeland, who cleared the ring and shared a moment with his fellow WWE Hall of Famer inductee. In the weeks since, Cage and Copeland have continued their feud, and while Sting has not been involved, he was mentioned in The Rated R Superstar’s inaugural AEW promo.

AEW has shared the following on X, announcing Sting will return to AEW TV this Wednesday night on Dynamite.

“THIS WEDNESDAY!” the announcement begins. “In Houston, Texas! #TheIcon @Sting will address the fans on #AEWDynamite LIVE at 8pm ET/7pm CT on TBS!”

The vagueness of the announcement has spurred multiple fans to conclude what Sting will say. One prevailing prediction is that Sting will be announcing his retirement or setting up an angle leading to a retirement match. Within the last year, Sting has made it clear that his days as an active performer are numbered, and he already has a retirement date in mind. A few months ago, I spoke with legendary pro wrestling manager and promoter Rick Bassman, a long-time friend of Sting, and he concurred that fans are seeing the last of the legend.

Also announced for this week’s Dynamite is Kenny Omega vs. Aussie Open’s Kyle Fletcher. Fletcher has aligned himself with Don Callis and his Family, and this bout will continue the ongoing feud between the two sides. Elsewhere on the show, Jay White will battle Pente El Zero Miedo, MJF will look to pick up his fifth Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal win, and Jim Ross will have a sit-down interview with Nick Wayne and his mother.

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