Professional wrestler Steve Borden better known as Sting made his debut on TNT’s All Elite Wrestling Wednesday night. It marked 18 years since the wrestler appeared on the network. His last appearance being in 2001 during the final episode of TNT Monday Nitro for the wrestling company WCW before being bought out by World Wrestling Entertainment.
Sting was a fixture on TNT and TBS during the 1980s throughout the 1990s. The debut on the TNT network is the latest of All Elite Wrestling’s efforts to bring pro wrestling back to TNT. AEW launched over a year ago backed by Tony Kahn who is also co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and a soccer team in the English Premier League.
In the world of pro wrestling, it’s difficult to keep secrets. There is an endless number of websites that are dedicated to revealing the inside news of the business. A popular term for this is called “dirt sheet”. Referencing the time period when pro wrestling was treated like a real sporting event Nowadays, the majority of wrestling fans are well aware of how the industry works and watch for entertainment. This doesn’t stop them from being an armchair quarterback. Today you will find many wrestling fans on social media sharing their ideas for storylines, match outcomes and criticism of those in charge.
For the longtime wrestling fan the addition of Sting brings things full circle with the return to the TNT network. Watch the video below.