Over the past few days, there’s been a lot of speculation about the future of WWE Hall of Famer Sting.
It was just reported on Tuesday that the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion is not under contract with WWE. It was noted in the report that although Sting is no longer under contract, it does not necessarily mean that a merchandising deal can’t be worked out.
The first indication of Sting no longer working for WWE came on Monday when Mattel announced Sting would not be included in an upcoming WWE action figure line due to “circumstances beyond their control.”
To get fans talking Cody Rhodes responded to this tweet and Sting’s recent praise of Lance Archer.
With such teases and Sting not being under contract with WWE, some fans speculated that “The Icon” could be headed to All Elite Wrestling. While him wrestling isn’t likely, AEW officials could come up with a role for him.
One idea that was speculated about was to have Sting appear at AEW’s Double or Nothing PPV event to present the AEW TNT Championship to the winner of Cody Rhodes vs. Lance Archer. Bret Hart unveiled the AEW World Title last year’s event.
However, Pwinsider.com reported on Wednesday that they’ve been told by several sources close to Sting that he will not be the person who presents the title at this show.
Time will tell whether Sting ever becomes All Elite.