Sting was spotted backstage with Britt Baker at AEW Dynamite last night in Atlanta. The pair took a picture where Baker was wearing a Wolfpac Sting shirt.
Sting previously worked for WWE before AEW, finally accepting an offer from Vince McMahon. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has the final say in anything and everything that goes on in the company, for better or worse. Vince McMahon also sabotaged Jon Moxley’s matches.
“Our first meeting with him, where it’s me Devon, JR and Vince in JR’s office, and I looked at Vince and I’m like, ‘Hey, I just want to let you know that me and Devon are old school heels and we don’t sign autographs and we don’t take pictures with fans.’
“And he chuckled and he put his hand on my knee and he said, ‘Bubba, you and Devon will take pictures with fans and you will sign autographs’ and it’s like the light bulb went off immediately. Oh, okay, I get it. Now we’re in. This is a much different world we’re in,
In a new book, Jim Miller’s “Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers,” Vince McMahon and Bob Costas talked about their 2001 HBO interview. Vince McMahon revealed that he wanted to beat up Bob Costas.
“It was live, and obviously since it’s HBO, there were no commercials. I knew it was good television in the moment, but I wasn’t trying to hype it. Sometimes things can become sensational, but they start from a legitimate place. And the legitimate place was that the XFL was trying to find a place in mainstream sports, on a mainstream network. It started out with great interest. I think they got a rating of 10 for the first game, but by the end, they were getting the lowest ratings of any program in prime time in the history of network television.
The other problem was that Bob is so freaking pompous. The entire time he acted like he was above me and was just using me to show how great he was. I was sitting there really pissed off and started thinking, I wish he wasn’t 5-feet high and 140 pounds. If he was 6-5 and 295, he would deserve to get the sh*t beat out of him. I could have really given them some great television.”