There was a table spot gone awry during Sting’s match at Forbidden Door and there is some more information about what was originally planned for it.
At the AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view this past Sunday in Toronto, the second-last match on the show saw the legendary Sting, Darby Allin & Naito defeat Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara & Minoru Suzuki in a chaotic trios tag team match.
As most AEW fans likely know, The Stinger is undefeated in his AEW career with a 17-0 record and all of those matches have been tag team matches with Darby Allin as his partner.
This past Wednesday on AEW Dynamite, The Stinger and Darby won a Tornado Tag Team Match against “Painmaker” Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara. The highlight (or lowlight) of the match saw the 64-year-old Stinger jump off a ladder onto Sammy through a table that was far away on the floor. Sting barely touched him with his face hitting Sammy’s legs, but the table did break.
Moments later, the face-painted Stinger was able to get back into the match and made Jericho tap out to the Scorpion Deathlock.
Going back to the Forbidden Door match, they did a spot where Sammy Guevara tried to put the wrestling legend through a table. However, Sting didn’t get away in time and took a partial bump through the table. The Stinger barely sold it and went back to the ring to finish the match. Sting hit Suzuki with a clothesline (Sting wasn’t legal, but AEW referees never seem to care about that) leading to Naito pinning Suzuki to win.
In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer wrote about how The Stinger was supposed to move out of the way of the table bump, but he did not avoid it.
“Guevara was to do a 630 off the top rope onto a table Sting was on. It looked, and was confirmed to us, that the idea was for Sting to move and Guevara to crash through the table himself and be taken out. But Sting didn’t move fast enough, just moving enough to be on his side when he got hit.”
“Since Sting was to be involved in the finish with a big comeback, he got up from being put through the table, not selling it and did what was planned, which included a finish where Sting gave Suzuki a lariat and Naito did a running jackknife cradle for the pin.”
After his match on Dynamite, The Stinger commented that he will probably need some stitches after the dive he did on Dynamite.