Sting/Steve Borden came back to Greensboro, and the Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday night, and “The Stinger” had nothing but good things to say about being back in the Gate City, and he shared what his return trip to Greensboro, with All Elite Wrestling/AEW meant to him, and how it was a highlight of his career to be back at the Greensboro Coliseum…
Sting spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, and we were able to join the conversation at WrestlingInc.com and here is how the talk with “The Stinger” was going…
Tonight’s AEW main event marked Sting’s first match at the legendary Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC since he defeated WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair at a WCW live event in June 1994. Sting has wrestled many legends at the Coliseum, and had many significant bouts in the building. He commented on returning to Greensboro with AEW.
“This means the world to me,” he said. “I never thought I’d be back here like this. I thought I was just going to disappear from wrestling, and I didn’t like the thought of that. Then I came to AEW, and originally, we were just going to explore cinematic matches. And I got in the ring. I can still hear Cody [Rhodes] telling me about my kinetic energy and that I could wrestle a match. I was like, ‘Ease up now, Cody.’ Then I heard Darby Allin say, ‘Steve, you can do it.’ This entire stretch, and now coming back to Greensboro, it has all been surreal.”
**********Sting talked more about the return to Greensboro and how he’s been able to re-write the final chapter of his career.**********
“Not many people get to rewrite their final chapter, not at this level,” he said. “I had great matches at the Greensboro Coliseum with Lex Luger, and now I get to do it with Darby and CM Punk against MJF and FTR. It’s a great way to end my career. The crowd, their appreciation makes me want to tear up. It’s almost as if they don’t want to say goodbye. Grown men and women talk to me about how they had no relationship with their dad except for watching me wrestle. Those stories mean a lot to me. Coming back to Greensboro with a lot of my old buddies, I’m hoping some of my generation will be there.”
The Stinger continued and commented on being grateful and thankful for AEW President Tony Khan, adding, “I am so grateful and thankful for Tony Khan, because he is where all of this starts in AEW. This is also my chance to thank all wrestling fans across the globe. And I thank God in heaven above. Going back to Greensboro, it feels like I’m coming back home.”