Sting: There's A Unity In AEW That I've Never Experienced Before

High praise for the AEW locker room from The Icon

Sting says the unity and comradery in All Elite Wrestling is on a level he has never experienced before. 

The Icon joined AEW last year, having previously retired from wrestling in 2016, and competed in his first in-ring match since 2015 at AEW Double Or Nothing on Sunday evening, teaming with Darby Allin to defeat Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky. 

Discussing how AEW compares to his time with other promotions, Sting believes everyone in his new home is all on the same page and actively wants to help each other to create the best product possible. 

That unity is on a level he has never felt in wrestling before.

Speaking with Paste Magazine, Sting said: "It is a place where you’ve got a bunch of male and female soldiers all sort of marching in the same direction, and pretty much everybody’s marching to the same beat. There isn’t really any factions or cliques or groups of people. Everybody is looking out for everybody and everybody wants AEW to succeed.

"Everybody wants… they’re really involved with other matches. They’re watching, and somebody will finish a great match, and they’ll walk back out and you’ll hear the entire locker room area clapping and applauding. I think there’s a great unity, really, to be honest with you, with most everybody there in AEW. Something that I’ve never experienced.

"The closest I ever got was WCW, years ago, when Eric Bischoff took over and he was up there in the nosebleed sections, listening to fans and how they were reacting to the storylines and to each individual wrestler. You’ve had some of the biggest names in the business, Hall and Nash and Hogan, all of us, Luger… we were all sort of like walking together. Everybody was looking out for everybody else, and the creative juices were flowing, not just for yourself, with no hidden agendas. We had about 12 months of that, I’d say, and then it all ended.

"But here, I’d heard that’s the way the atmosphere was in AEW, and I walked into it and have experienced it firsthand now for six months, and that’s exactly the way it is. It starts at the top, and filters its way down. Tony [Khan] is a very personable guy, a very approachable guy. I’ve noticed he’s like that with just about everybody, it doesn’t matter who you are. It’s a good atmosphere."

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