During his WWE Hall Of Fame induction speech, Sting announced his retirement from professional wrestling after 31 years inside the squared circle.
The Icon never seemed completely satisfied with retirement, though, and he continued to publicly advocate for a match with The Undertaker. He even told Sports Illustrated last year he would be willing to face The Phenom at WrestleMania 36, saying, "If there was a 'Taker situation at WrestleMania, I would listen to that phone call. I could get in condition and I could pull it off."
The Franchise debuted in All Elite Wrestling on this week's Dynamite and has signed a multi-year deal with the company. If he will step inside the squared circle remains to be seen, but as first pointed out by Inside The Ropes, Sting has been added to the men's roster page on allelitewrestling.com and currently has an 0-0 record.
This could suggest Stinger will be coming out of retirement in AEW and stepping inside the squared circle at least one more time, especially as non-wrestlers already have their own roster page on the website. The likes of Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson and Vickie Guerrero are listed as coaches, while Taz is listed as a member of the AEW broadcast team. Other managers like Jake "The Snake" Roberts haven't been listed at all.