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“Sting Has Mastered The Ability To Do Nothing” – Arn Anderson

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‘The Enforcer’ Arn Anderson has given his opinion on one his oldest and most iconic rivals, as well as his AEW colleague, Sting.

Arn Anderson and Sting go back decades. Their long and storied history stretches all the way back to the late eighties when Sting was an up and coming talent who had raised the ire of the Four Horsemen. They have been enemies, frenemies and bitter rivals with ‘The Stinger’ even joining the legendary group for a brief stint before being turned on.

Just when everyone thought the book had been closed their story, Sting rode to the rescue of Arn Anderson and Cody Rhodes on December 2, 2020, at AEW Dynamite: Winter is Coming, saving the pair and Darby Allin from an attack at the hands of Team Taz.

Now, ‘Double A’ has sat down with WrestleZone to talk about his history with Sting and his opinion of the man who helped to lead World Championship Wrestling into a new age:

“One of the most important things in our business and it’s something that the young guys, one of the last things that they pick up are the nuances. What you do between the physicality and how you let me know that you’re hurt or you’re excited or that you’re disappointed. All those things are so important and the best nuance that Sting has mastered is the ability to do nothing. Walk around the ring with that baseball bat, flatline for an expression and just stare because you know he’s capable of exploding at any moment. Less is more and I tell ya, I’m not sure how many people we had that night, but I was down on the mat obviously after getting knocked on my can and all I had to do was listen and that’s what I did. The reaction, it was disbelief.”

Anderson then detailed the night of Winter is Coming and how neither he or none of the talent – other than Cody – knew that Sting was on his way to AEW:

“It was one of those moments on a show that if you’d have wrote down that, ‘Okay, tonight we’re going to have a surprise guest, give me your top five picks.’ Sting would have not made that list I don’t think just because it’s so iconic and you hadn’t heard a word about it. It did not get out. No one knew, we didn’t know—the talent and that just made it so cool and there’s so few surprises anymore because of social media. And I feel bad again, for the fans like you and I, that like surprises on the show. That’s what we work for is entertaining the audience and that was one that was huge and when I looked at Sting in the ring it took me back 30 years. It was a great moment for me. I was just in awe of the whole scenario.”

While Anderson currently serves as both AEW Producer and on-screen mentor to Cody Rhodes, it’s highly unlikely we will ever see him do battle or get physical with his long-time rival again even though Sting will compete in cinematic matches during his tenure with the company.

Credit for the interview and transcription: WrestleZone