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Sting receives boos from Michael Cole on WWE Raw after his AEW Revolution retirement

Sting receives boos from Michael Cole on WWE Raw after his AEW Revolution retirement

“The Icon” and his famous final match at AEW Revolution on Sunday received huge acclaim on Monday's episode of “WWE Raw.”

On commentary, Michael Cole acknowledged Sting during the start of the match between Intercontinental Champion Gunther and Dominik Mysterio. Cole said he and WWE wanted to send their congratulations to “another great champion.”

“After nearly 40 years, the great Sting has retired from professional wrestling,” Cole said. “Thanks for the memories. Congratulations Sting.”

Co-commentator Pat McAfee also stated that Sting's match “last night” – where he and Darby Allin defended the AEW World Tag Team Championship against the Young Bucks at Revolution on Sunday – was “absolutely epic”.

Sting and Allin successfully defended the titles at Revolution, leading to Sting's retirement as champion. The tag titles were vacated due to Sting's departure and there will be a tournament to crown new champions moving forward. Sting, who first won national fame in World Championship Wrestling, did not initially sign with the WWF when Vince McMahon bought WCW. He signed with WWE in 2014 following his run in TNA, where he debuted at Survivor Series that year and competed in his first match with the company at WrestleMania 31. His last match with WWE was at Night of Champions in 2015, when he suffered a hamstring injury. Neck during his WWE World Heavyweight Championship match against Seth Rollins.

Sting was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016, where he announced his retirement. However, “The Icon” was cleared to compete in 2020 and signed with AEW, where he was undefeated prior to his bout. actual the retirement.

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