Cody Rhodes has made it clear that he wants a match against Sting in AEW – not ruling out it being cinematic-styled like Stadium Stampede.
The AEW Executive Vice President Cody emphasised his desire to face The Stinger in an AEW ring, also commenting on possibly doing a cinematic-style match with Icon similar to what we saw in 2020 with Stadium Stampede or even the Boneyard Match in WWE.
To me, the cinematic matches, they really don’t have a current definition. I’ve seen the Stadium Stampede. I’ve seen the Boneyard [match]. I’ve seen various different ways to present cinematic.
And really cinematic just means with different camera cuts. It can mean a lot of things, but ask me that question again in a few months because I want the opportunity to stand across from the Stinger and I think he knows that. It’s almost kind of itching at me under my skin that if there is somebody I wanted to beat, it’s the face of TNT’s hottest period and run.
Cody Rhodes also revealed that Sting (and the man behind the face paint, Steve Borden) brings with him a special aura backstage. Adding that he does not plan on sharing a lot of his backstage interactions with Sting “because that character is so damn magical and special.” but went on to talk about the influence he brings on to the performers.
I want people to think he’s just that all the time. That’s who he is. He’s just walking around face painted, the long coat because that’s how I see him. When he walks through the back, the common area right before you get to the go position where my office is, where Tony’s office is, there is the common area and when he walks through there it changes the mood.
Every local who might be working ‘Dark’ that night, guy who is chomping away, then when you see him he really brings this great presence. That alone is really invaluable and the fact that he’s on TV and we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg with I think what Sting is capable of.
Sting’s first match since September 2015 is set, where he will team with Darby Allin against Team Taz (Brian Cage and Ricky Starks) in a Street Fight at Revolution on Sunday, 7 March.