Sting’s “second wind” in All Elite Wrestling has been nothing short of remarkable. At the age of 63, Sting has had an in-ring renascence, having competed in thirteen matches since his shock debut for AEW two years ago.
On the outside, it doesn’t look like Sting has missed a step, though the legendary performer has recently revealed that he has undergone surgery on his knees.
Sting Reveals He’s Recovering From Surgery
I just had surgery. It’s been six, seven weeks ago now. Basically just a clean out on my very old knees.
Thankfully, the surgery hasn’t kept Sting out of action for too long. He most recently competed at AEW Full Gear on November 19th, teaming with companion Darby Allin to defeat the team of Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett.
In the same interview, while on the topic of injuries, Sting spoke of blowing both his shoulders out in a TNA match with Kurt Angle.
Then there’s other times when you’re hurt almost to that point [of not being able to continue] but you can kind of still go on. I did that in TNA with Kurt Angle. Blew both my shoulders out.
The left one was just — it was so bad but I did about two or three more minutes of the match and we finished the match and I went in to see Dr. Andrews, Jim Andrews, still doing surgeries to this day and he’s done about six on my body and he looked at my left shoulder and said, ‘Aw, Steve, I almost closed you right back up because it looked like a bomb went off inside your shoulder. Thought there was nothing I could do.’
He said, ‘I gave one more last tug’ on either the rotator cuff or the labrum. I can’t remember which and he said, ‘I got a little bit of action out of that so I tied ya back up and cleaned ya up but your rehab is gonna be brutal man. You’re gonna have to really baby this thing for a few months, for many months.’
Sting is presently scheduled to wrestle next at a Pro Wrestling NOAH event in honour of long-time rival the Great Muta. He is due to team with Muta in what will be the Japanese legend’s final match before his retirement.
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