The undefeated AEW tag team of Sting & Darby Allin are finally getting a shot at the Tag Team Titles.
Sting has wrestled 27 matches in All Elite Wrestling since he joined the company in December 2020. Every single one of those matches was a tag team match with Darby Allin as his partner. Some of those matches were more than just a 2-on-2 tag team match, but most of them were regular tags.
What is Sting and Darby’s record as a team? 27-0. Despite that, they have never challenged for the AEW Tag Team Titles, nor have they really mentioned.
All of that changed on AEW Dynamite from Savannah, GA when Sting and Darby Allin did a promo in the ring. Tony Schiavone introduced them and left the ring. That’s when Allin spoke to Sting.
“I told you to get back in this ring and finish your career on your own terms! And now look at us, 27-0, undefeated. And the rankings are back so I think that puts us in the top spot as number one contenders against Big Bill and Ricky Starks for the AEW World Tag Team Championships. And we’d be kind of dumbasses not to take the opportunity. So, I’m going to look you in the eyes and say this one more time: ‘You’ve still got it.’ But I’m not alone this time. I think the fans agree that you’ve still got it!”
The fans chanted: “You still got it! You still got it!” At that point, Allin asked Sting a direct question:
“So what do you say, Sting? Do you want to end your career as AEW World Tag Team Champions? It’s all you, man.”
Sting was all for it: “Alright Savannah, I’m all in.”
It should be noted also that during the promo from Sting & Allin, The Young Bucks duo of Matthew & Nicholas Jackson were watching with headsets on.
After a commercial break, AEW Tag Team Champions Big Bill & Ricky Starks accepted the challenge.
All Elite Wrestling announced that the AEW Tag Team Championship match will take place on the February 7th edition of Dynamite when Big Bill & Ricky Starks defend their titles against Sting & Darby Allin in Phoenix.
In 2 weeks, Ricky Starks + Big Bill defend the AEW World Tag Team Title vs the undefeated team of Darby Allin + Sting! pic.twitter.com/6iDXUBZSdF
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) January 25, 2024
Who Are Sting & Darby Allin Facing At AEW Revolution?
It has been previously announced that Sting will retire at the AEW Revolution pay-per-view on March 3rd in Greensboro, NC. Since they have never lost as a tag team, they certainly could go into that match as the AEW Tag Team Champions after their match against Big Bill & Ricky Starks.
As has been reported recently, Sting got to pick what his retirement match will be and who it will be against. That match at Revolution is expected to be Sting & Allin against The Young Bucks, who recently returned to television using their “Passport names” Matthew & Nicholas Jackson.
That match between Sting & Allin and The Young Bucks isn’t official yet, but it should be made official at some point perhaps after Sting & Allin become the AEW Tag Team Champions.