AEW Go Against Sting’s Original Wishes With Huge Booking Decision

Sting standing in AEW ring

Sting fought back against a recent AEW creative decision.

On March 3rd, 2024, Sting will lace up his boots for the final time as he teams with Darby Allin to take on the Young Bucks. The veteran began his career back in 1985 having previously shown no interest in wrestling, but rose to become one of the most popular stars in the history of our great sport.

The match at AEW Revolution gained some extra stakes on February 7th, after Sting and Allin won the World Tag Team Titles with victory over Ricky Starks and Big Bill. However, if the veteran had his way, things would have played out very differently.

According to a new report from Fightful Select, for a long time the legend was adamantly against winning the titles and didn’t even want to challenge for them. Despite this, some within AEW felt the pair had to challenge for the gold given they’re undefeated as a team.

The decision for the title change was made well in advance of Dynamite, and the WWE Hall of Famer was said to be “all smiles” backstage.

AEW Moved Revolution To Tie In With Sting’s Retirement

The report adds that Sting was heavily involved in the decision to face the Young Bucks, while it’s previously been reported that he has full creative control over the match and the finish.

Interestingly, AEW is believed to have moved the location of Revolution from the Midwest to Greensboro so it ties in better with the legend’s career.