Swerve Strickland Reveals The Biggest Thing Sting Brought To AEW

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Sting’s time in AEW is now over and Swerve Strickland has lifted the lid on exactly what The Icon meant to those sharing a locker room with him.

Sting brought the curtain down on his career at Revolution when he teamed with Darby Allin one last time to defend the AEW Tag Team Championship against The Young Bucks. Sting picked up the win for his team ensuring he remained undefeated in his AEW stint with the championship he retired with now vacated.

While Sting’s presence will no doubt be missed by fans, he will also be missed by those who shared a locker room with him in the company.

AEW Stars Upped Their Game For Sting

Speaking to The Game Plan, Swerve Strickland gave his thoughts on Sting and just what it was he brought to the company:

Just humility. Having humility, knowing timing and who you are. Knowing who you are and using who you are in the ring. Not just resting off your actions, resting off who you are as a professional and persona. Knowing, as a veteran, how to conduct yourself in the locker room. How to be a leader without having to be commanding.

He led in so many different ways and was so supportive. He gave praise where praise was really meant. When he came out and gave you praise and complimented you, he was really paying attention, watching, and focused on what you were doing, whether it was a promo or match. That’s going to be missed. I feel a lot of people are going to miss that aspect of Sting.

‘Sting is around, we have to be on our A game.’ Just having his presence there makes you want to step up and be at your absolute very best.

Swerve Strickland still has his sights set on the AEW World Championship and Samoa Joe after failing to dethrone the champion at Revolution. Joe retained his title in the three way match when he choked out the other man in the bout, Adam Page.

h/t Fightful