Sting has revealed that he wants a fellow AEW star to join him in Japan for one last dance with The Great Muta.
At AEW Rampage Grand Slam The Great Muta shocked the world by coming to aid of his former rival Sting as The Icon and Darby Allin took on the House of Black.
After the match Sting and Muta posed together in the ring, and it was announced the the WWE Hall of Famer will be part of the Japanese star’s final match January 2023 at the Yokohama Arena.
The last time Sting competed in Japan was back in September 1996 as part of the cross-promotion between WCW and New Japan Pro Wrestling at the time. Inside the Yokohama Arena, The Stinger teamed with Lex Luger to defeat the duo of Arn Anderson and Lord Steven Regal.
Speaking in a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Sting opened up about getting the chance to appear with Muta one last time.
“I know my days are numbered, so I’m trying to make the most out of the time left and give the fans everything I have before this wave comes into shore for good. I’m grateful that Muta was able to be here with me in the United States. That’s a memory I’m going to hold onto, and it signifies the end of our era. I’m looking forward to having one last grand hoorah with The Great Muta, especially in Japan.”
Continuing on, the WCW legend revealed that he’s trying to get his long-time tag team partner Darby Allin to join him in Japan.
“I’m trying to get Darby Allin to come with me. It’s such an honor, especially since that will be his last night as The Great Muta character.”
Sting added that when Muta asked him to be involved in his final match, there was only ever going to be one answer, describing the opportunity as “an honour.”
“I set Muta apart from everyone else in my book. He helped me become a household name in Japan, too,”
“When it’s Muta asking, I’ll always say yes. Every time we speak, it’s like no time has passed. I know we’re older now, but it doesn’t feel that way when we’re together. It’s such an honor. He is one of the greatest to ever do this.”
Sting signed with AEW in December 2020 and returned to action the following May. It had widely been believed that the legend’s career was over after suffering a neck injury at WWE’s Night of Champions in 2015.