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“That’s F***ing Sting!” – Jon Moxley Praises Legend’s Locker Room Presence [Exclusive]

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Former AEW Champion Jon Moxley has opened up about how Sting is a “great guy” to have in the AEW locker room for the younger talent to look up to.

In an exclusive interview with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy, the former AEW Champion exclaimed, “That’s f***ing Sting!” when asked about the legend’s return to the ring.

“Oh, yeah, man, he’s the Stinger, he’s a legend. What more can you say that’s not already been said?”

Moxley would opine that Sting being there is beneficial to the younger talents just to be on the same show on, as he’s a “bona fide superstar” who has chosen to be in All Elite Wrestling.

“He’s just a great guy to have in the locker room for younger guys to see walking around backstage, or to see in the ring on the same show as they are because that’s just not one of their regular old peers they see every week – that’s f***ing Sting! Sorry for that, but that’s a real bona fide wrestling superstar that’s here to chose to be here at AEW because it’s a great platform.

The former AEW Champion would suggest that Sting’s choice to come to AEW was partly to give himself a platform to close the book on his own career on his own terms, but believes the WCW Icon is also there to help AEW’s “special group” of next generation talent – of which Moxley would pin-point several names.

“Maybe this is where he’s going to close out his career, and the fact that he’s chosen to do it here at AEW is telling that we’ve got a really good thing going on here that people like Sting want to be a part of it. It’s a place where people can come to excel and get the best out of themselves. Sting wants to be here and wants to help out this next generation of guys, and this special group of generation of guys AEW has is really cool.”

Jon Moxley will challenge Kenny Omega in an Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match at AEW Revolution. Meanwhile, Sting will wrestle for the first time in almost six years when he competes in a Street Fight alongside Darby Allin against Ricky Starks and Brian Cage of Team Taz.

Thanks to Jon Moxley for taking the time, and to All Elite Wrestling for setting up the chat. You can read the full interview here.

Jon Moxley challenges Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship in an Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match at AEW Revolution on March 7th via Fite TV for viewers outside the United States.