Sting Reveals Original Plans For AEW Retirement

Sting standing in AEW ring

The only thing sure about Sting is nothing’s for sure, or that was the case until he announced his intention to retire at AEW Revolution in 2024.

Sting announced he was hanging up his boots at AEW Revolution, bringing an end to his decade-spanning career at the top of the pro wrestling business.

One week after his announcement, Sting was surprised with a gift from AEW boss Tony Khan who brought his oldest rival Ric Flair to the company to be part of the WWE and TNA Hall of Famer’s final act. But things could have ended much sooner if Sting had his way.

Sting Wanted 2023 Retirement

Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Sting revealed he wanted to hang up his boots by the end of 2023 but the introduction of Ric Flair into AEW changed everything:

“I wanted to finish earlier, maybe in December but now that Ric is here with me, I want to go longer, all the way to Revolution.”

As far as what awaits Sting at Revolution, that remains unknown but The Icon is determined to leave fans who witness his swansong with a meaningful memory:

“All I can say for now is I want people to walk away and say, ‘Wow, what an ending,’ I’ll be three weeks away from turning 65 at that point. I want to leave people with a memory that will mean something.”

No date or location has yet been announced for 2024’s edition of Revolution but Sting will be in action at Full Gear when he teams up with Darby Allin and a mystery partner to take on the treacherous trio of Christian Cage, Luchasaurus, and Nick Wayne.