Following the announcement by Sting, that he plans to retire when his AEW contract runs out, Tony Khan has refused to confirm just when in 2023 the WWE and TNA Hall of Famer will bring the curtain down on a career that has now spanned into a fifth decade.
Managing the end of the fan favourite’s iconic time in professional wrestling is the challenge laying ahead for AEW Founder and CEO Tony Khan.
Speaking on the In The Kliq podcast, Khan would not share when The Icon will be retiring, instead highlighting the contribution he has made to the company:
“I talk to Sting a lot. He is somebody who has been such a huge boost to AEW since he arrived. Sting debuted a little over two years ago at the first Winter is Coming event in AEW,”
“I catch up with him pretty frequently on a regular basis. I have to say, Sting’s motivation for pro wrestling is as high as it’s ever been. He loves what he’s doing. I do think he’s starting to think about what retirement will look like, but he’s also not slowing down at all in the present. So, I’m not ready to say exactly when Sting is going to hang it up, but I do know every time we get to see Sting go out there in AEW, it’s very special.”
The pair have continued to team during the last two years and on January 22nd joined forces with The Great Muta to defeat Hakushi, AKIRA, and Naomichi Marufuji at Great Muta Final Bye-Bye.
H/t to Fightful