Sting decided against a huge match offered to him by All Elite Wrestling.
The legendary star is set to retire in 2024, just over three years after he made his AEW debut. In that time, with Darby Allin at his side, Sting has amassed an amazing 23-0 record in tag matches.
Sting and Allin were part of All In at Wembley Arena in London, the biggest show the company has seen so far. There, the pair defeated the team of Swerve Strickland and Christian Cage. For fans wanting to see an encore at the 2024 edition of the show, though, Tony Khan has some bad news.
In an interview with the New York Post, Khan revealed he had offered The Icon another bout in London in the hopes he was feeling good enough to do it again.
“I wanted to know if Sting believed he could participate next year, and I knew he felt like he might not have another year left in him when we were at Wembley this year but he was still feeling very good and he wants to stay feeling very good through his retirement.”
However, Sting put his health ahead of his wrestling career, deciding that the best chance of a long and happy retirement meant sticking to his original plans.
“He told me as we approached this ticket on sale that he did not believe he could make it another year in wrestling and have the best chance for a happy and healthy retirement. He’s doing great right now, and he wants to keep it that way. He plans to keep beating people up and keeping himself healthy.”
When Will Sting Retire From Wrestling?
It was on the October 18th that Sting announced he would hang up his boots at the Revolution pay-per-view in 2024.
At the time, no date was set for the event, however, on the November 29th edition of Dynamite, Tony Schiavone announced that Sting’s final match will take place on Sunday, March 3rd at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.