Cody Rhodes Vs Sting Was The End Game For AEW Heel Run

Sting’s Potential Showdown with Cody Rhodes in AEW Revealed

Sting’s debut in AEW was memorable, as he engaged in a talking segment with Cody Rhodes on the December 9, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite. Despite Sting’s eventual return to the ring in 2021, including cinematic appearances and official matches, a face-off between Rhodes and Sting never materialized.

Interestingly, Cody Rhodes recently disclosed that the original plan was for him to eventually face Sting during his “heel” run in his final months with the company. Unfortunately, circumstances may have prevented this highly anticipated showdown from taking place, leaving fans to wonder what could have been in the AEW ring.

“I was going to wrestle Sting,” Rhodes told“I don’t think I’ve ever shared that with anybody and nothing was on paper or anything like that. But I can say I got a tremendous offer from AEW creatively, financially, the full package. You won’t hear me say anything bad about AEW or Tony (Khan) or my time there. It was a tremendous offer, but the offer wasn’t right for me. What I wanted to get back to was the first goal that I ever had (winning the WWE Championship). But yeah, that probably would’ve been the endgame. That’s what had been discussed, was to get one (match) with one of my heroes, Sting.

“And it’s one of those things, you can wrestle one of your heroes or you can work with one of your heroes and he can be the head of creative (Paul Levesque), you can’t have it all. And I think one thing I do pride myself on as a wrestler is I will make a decision. It might be a left turn, it might be exactly where you think I’m going, but I will make a decision. I will not get stuck because I felt like I’d been stuck early in my career and never want to be that way again.”

H/T Fightful

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