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WWE Hall Of Famer Suggested As Sting’s Retirement Match Opponent

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On a recent edition of the ‘Strictly Business’ podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff talked about Sting’s recent announcement that he is going to retire from professional wrestling at the AEW Revolution pay-per-view in 2024.

Easy E then discussed who should be the final opponent for Sting in his retirement match, and Eric went as far as to actually suggest 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair, because The Nature Boy happens to be by far the greatest rival of Sting ever.

Here’s what Bischoff had to say about Sting’s final opponent:

“I was thinking about that this morning, actually. Well, there is, but it’ll never happen. Nor do I think it should happen, but it would be cool if it would or could. I’d love to see him and Ric Flair. That’s a full-circle scenario right there, Ric Flair is the guy that actually put Sting on the map. And I think it would be just awesome. And again, I fully recognize that it’s, I should never say, never say never, but highly unlikely, is it? Probably. Is that it would ever happen if it were possible? Wouldn’t that be awesome?

It’s not to say that Darby Allin couldn’t be a good choice, or there could be other good choices. Again, depending on the story. But it’s not that there isn’t anybody there that would be, you know, a great candidate. It’s just that the best candidate, I think would be Ric Flair. But I’m sure there are others. You know, there’s a potential in Darby Allin. There could be a great story there. I don’t know what it is off the top of my head, but I’m sure there could be one.

I’m happy for them. You know, I think anytime somebody that’s been in the public eye in a career like professional wrestling, in particular, has an opportunity to kind of end their career the way they want to under their own terms. That’s always a great thing. So I’m happy. I’m happy for Steve Borden. I’m happy for the fans who’ve been a fan of the character Sting. It’s been a long, long time.

I’m happy for the fans and hope that it plays out really, really well so that when it’s all over and said and done, and Steve Borden is sitting on a rocking chair somewhere in Dallas, Texas, watching the sunset, he can look back on this part of his career and smile because that’s what it’s all about.”

Sting wrestled for Jim Crockett Promotions (NWA) / Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1987 until AOL Time Warner sold the company in March 2001. He then chose not to join the World Wrestling Federation. He signed with Total Nonstop Action! (TNA) instead, where he became a full-time Superstar from 2006 until 2014.

The Icon finally joined WWE and made his debut at the 2014 Survivor Series PPV, but had to retire from active pro wrestling after an injury at the Night of Champions 2015 pay-per-view. By the time he was cleared to wrestle again, his obvious dream match opponent The Undertaker retired. Sting then cut all ties with WWE and decided to join Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling in December 2020.

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