Sting Retirement Changed Major AEW Star’s Plans

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Sting will bring the curtain down on his legendary career at AEW Revolution and his choice of opponent meant a major change of plans.

Sting was confronted by The Young Bucks on AEW Dynamite, preventing him from naming who he’d be facing in his final wrestling match on March 3rd at Revolution. Despite a mixed response to The Bucks’ arrival, it seems Sting handpicked his final opponents and although nothing is confirmed as of yet, it is believed the plan will be to have Sting and Darby Allin team to face the former AEW, ROH, and IWGP Tag Team Champions.

The Young Bucks Changed Plans For Sting

Prior to the Dynamite confrontation, Matt and Nick Jackson had not been seen on AEW TV since losing at Full Gear to Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega and throwing a major temper tantrum as a result.

Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer discussed Sting’s retirement, noting that Tony Khan would have given him any opponent he could get access to for his final match and Sting wanted The Bucks. However, it was also noted that The Young Bucks were set to be taking more time off before their return to AEW but when Sting asked, it was an offer they couldn’t refuse.

Sting and The Bucks have shared the ring just once before at Forbidden Door in 2022 when The Icon, Darby Allin, and Shingo Takagi – collectively the Dudes with Attitudes – defeated The Bucks and El Phantasmo who competed together as Bullet Club. That match was said to have played into Sting’s decision as he enjoyed working with Matt and Nick Jackson.