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WWE Reported Nixed Undertaker vs. Sting Match Proposal
Sting made his surprise debut on Wednesday night’s AEW Dynamite episode, but it was reported only after a proposed match at WWE was shot down.
According to Dave Meltzer from Wrestling Observer Bulletin (h / t H Jenkins of Ringside News), Sting wanted to have a cinematic match against The Undertaker, but that didn’t appeal to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and to no avail.
The Undertaker vs. Sting is one of the biggest dream matches most wrestling fans always want to see; However, Sting didn’t make his WWE debut until 2014.
Instead of going straight to Sting vs. The Undertaker, Sting lost to Triple H at WrestleMania 31. Sting went on to have a WWE Championship match against Seth Rollins, and he sustained a neck injury during that fight, which caused him to retire.
Daniel Bryan and Edge are among the wrestlers who have come out of retirement in recent years after overcoming head and neck injuries, raising hopes that Sting could do the same.
What reinforces that idea is the fact that The Undertaker has a cinematic match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 this year. The Boneyard match was widely praised, and is considered to be one of the best matches of Taker’s career.
A similar cinematic type match would be the ideal way to do the 55-year-old Undertaker vs 61-year-old Sting, but The Deadman officially retired from wrestling at the Survivor Series last month.
It is unclear what role Sting will play with AEW, but AEW President Tony Khan announced that he is signing The Icon for a full-time multi-year contract.
Even though it looks like Sting vs. The Undertaker will never be on the cards, it is possible that Sting’s ring career isn’t over yet.
AEW and Impact Reportedly Have Loose Affiliations
AEW and Impact Wrestling appear to have kicked off an important alliance on Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite, but this reportedly will not result in the companies being “tied together”.
Impact executive Don Callis is in the comments to name Kenny Omega’s AEW World Championship match against Jon Moxley. Callis was involved by handing over the Omega microphone, which he used to hit Moxley before winning matches and titles.
After the match, Omega and Callis fled, and they said they would explain themselves on Tuesday about Impact Wrestling.
According to Nick Hausman of WrestlingInc.com, Omega appearing in Impact is mostly done as an aid to Callis because they are close friends, and will likely only happen once.
AEW president Tony Khan reportedly liked the idea and signed it, but there was no hope that the AEW and Impact stars would cross regularly.
Hausman notes, however, that Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson are expected to be a match for AEW, and the stage may be set for that match during Omega’s appearance at Impact next week.
Also, Hausman reports Callis’ contract with Impact is coming to an end, and he is expected to join AEW as Omega manager.
The working relationship between AEW and Impact is good for both companies, especially Impact as it puts the promotion under a much bigger spotlight than it has been in some time.
Wednesday’s events caused a lot of speculation regarding the dream crossover match, and while perhaps some of that could have happened if the two companies remained open to working together, it doesn’t seem like any big plans are currently outside for a handful. crossover appearance.
AEW Reportedly Not Interested in Tessa Blanchard
Tessa Blanchard may be the top free agent in all of professional wrestling today, but one big company is reportedly not going to catch up.
According to Meltzer (h / t Felix Upton of Ringside News), AEW discussed Blanchard and decided that even though he would be valuable, the company was not interested in signing him.
Blanchard is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard, who currently works as a manager for FTR and Shawn Spears at AEW.
The 25-year-old Blanchard is also known for her recent performances at Impact Wrestling, which saw her not only win the Impact Knockouts Championship but also the Impact World Championship, making her the first woman to win the title.
Allegations have been made against Blanchard by other wrestlers regarding backstage bullying and using racial slurs, which may be the reason why AEW is reportedly shunning.
If AEW gets off track, WWE becomes the most logical landing spot, especially since he’s wrestled for WWE before.
Blanchard was part of the Mae Young Classic in 2017, and he’s also wrestled a few games at NXT, which could be his next goal.
WWE doesn’t always need Blanchard for the strengths of her female roster, but she is one of the best female wrestlers in the world and will add more flair to the mix.
Making him the face of NXT would be as likely as placing him on the main list and having the faces of top stars like Sasha Banks, Bayley, Charlotte Flair, and Asuka.
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