AEW President Tony Khan has discussed the future of one of the company’s stars and admits that they may now have one eye on hanging up their boots.
WWE Hall of Famer Sting made his shock debut for AEW in December 2020, writing a new chapter of a legendary career that saw the star compete in the NWA, WCW, TNA, and WWE.
Speaking on In The Kliq podcast, Tony Khan discussed the future of The Icon in AEW and says while he may be looking towards retirement, his motivation for his time left in the ring as is high as ever:
“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.”
In a previous conversation with The Ringer, Sting noted that he doesn’t foresee a singles match as his last-ever bout, noting that he wants such a match to involve his AEW partner, Darby Allin:
“Well, I know Darby is going to be a part of it for sure. I won’t have a singles match at this point. Darby will be along with me and I’ll be along with him and we can add more to it as far as I’m concerned. But I have a few people [in mind] and I really don’t want to say now.”