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Sting Reveals Tony Khan’s Original Plan For His Retirement

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Sting will officially retire at tonight’s AEW Revolution 2024 pay-per-view.

In the main event, Sting and Darby Allin (accompanied by Ric Flair) will defend the AEW World Tag Team Championship against The Young Bucks in a Tornado Match.

During an interview with PWI, Sting revealed that AEW President Tony Khan originally wanted him to retire at the All In 2024 PPV at Wembley Stadium in London, England on August 25th, but The Icon declined.

Here’s what the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion said:

“It’s funny, because I was the guy who did not want to get into pro wrestling. I didn’t even know what pro wrestling was when I got started.

But I ended up being a pro wrestler, and at the beginning, I was an introvert, the last guy that you’d want to get up there and entertain in front of hordes of people. But it blossomed into what it blossomed into.

I’ve had a lot of fun. I’ve enjoyed the fans and cannot thank them enough.

After all of these years, having walked through the curtain thousands of times, I’m still a nervous wreck when I go out there, and it gets pretty overwhelming to try to perform at a high level at my age, even in a short match, even if it’s a 6 or 8 man tag.

Tony was actually trying to get me to stay longer, maybe retire at Wembley. But it gets tougher and tougher every time you go out there, and you have all of these young guys who are ready to play — there’s only so far you can push it.

It’s kind of sad, of course, but, at some point, you just have to do it. There’s a part of me that’s sad, but there’s another part of me that’s relieved.

It’s bittersweet, but I’m looking forward to it.”

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