As seen during the January 10th 2024 edition of AEW Dynamite, The Young Bucks appeared at the end of the show. A match with the Bucks against Sting and Darby Allin was teased for Sting’s retirement at the 2023 AEW Revolution PPV event.
It was noted by Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com that the Bucks were originally going to take more time off before returning. However, Sting asked them about doing the match and “they weren’t about to turn that down.” Sting was said to have loved the Dudes with Attitudes (Darby Allin, Sting, and Shingo Takagi) vs. Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson) match from Forbidden Door 2022.
It was confirmed by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com that it was Sting’s call to face the Bucks in his retirement match.