According to Dave Melter of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Sting will be used as a regular character on AEW television.
During the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer noted that the acquisition of ‘The Icon’ was designed to give weekly ratings a boost by using him in an occurring role and not just a special attraction.
As per Meltzer, the move was made to secure the legend to a multi-year deal in order to lure back fans of yesteryear. Sting was a regular feature of TNT television for World Championship Wrestling and the hope now is that any fans who lapsed with the passing of WCW will be intrigued enough by the presence of Sting to return.
Though there is no word on whether the star will wrestle regularly, the journalist did note that at present there are zero plans for him to take any bumps or become embroiled in any type of physicality inside the ring.
However, that does not mean that Sting will not compete. He has made it clear in recent months that he feels he has one last great match left in him and the move to AEW would, in reality, be his final chance for a fitting send-off. Dave Meltzer did add that should Sting step back inside the ring as an active performer, then it would be done with the utmost precaution.
AEW fans will be chomping at the bit for the possible outings Sting could partake in. Kenny Omega, Cody, Jon Moxley, Hangman Page and a dream match with Chris Jericho all stand-out as potential opponents should Sting decide to lace up his boots once more.
Sting made his shocking debut for AEW Dynamite on December 2, to confront Team Taz. Judging by his frosty entrance video and theme, the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion was the Winter that was coming as highlighted in the name of the television special.