Tony Khan Labels Sting’s AEW Run The Greatest Sports Comeback Ever

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Tony Khan believes AEW Revolution solidified Sting’s comeback as the greatest in sports history.

Sting ended his near-40-year career on top at AEW Revolution when he and Darby Allin saw off The Young Bucks in a brutal match to retain the Tag Team Championship.

The night topped off a comeback that seemed impossible just a few years ago. Before becoming All Elite in 2020, The Icon had last wrestled in WWE in 2015. At that year’s Night Of Champions, the veteran faced Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship. During the bout, a Buckle Bomb went wrong and Sting suffered a neck injury that nearly ended his career. The star announced his retirement the following year when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, although he later admitted to having unfinished business in the squared circle.

In December 2020, Sting made his AEW debut at Winter Is Coming, coming to the aid of Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin, and kicking off a partnership with Allin that lasted throughout his time in the company.

Sting returned to action in a cinematic Street Fight which saw him team with Allin to defeat Brian Cage and Ricky Starks. The bout persuaded the star that he could still compete, and over the following years, he took part in 30 matches with Allin by his side.

Following Revolution, Tony Khan took to social media to name Sting’s run as the “greatest comeback in sports history,” citing the fact he didn’t lose a single match in his time in AEW and retired as a champion in what Kahn described as the “best last match ever.”

“Last night at #AEWRevolution,
Sting completed the greatest comeback in sports history.

@Sting’s 3 Year Run in AEW
from Age 61-64:
30 matches, 30-0 record
(29-0 in AEW,
1-0 in NOAH for Great Muta’s Send-Off)
Retired as @AEW World Tag Team Champion in the best last match ever.”

Tony Khan Was Adamant Sting Win His Last Match

Many fans wondered just how much input Sting had in his retirement match. Darby Allin recently revealed that “everything” in the bout was part of the star’s vision. However, it has now been reported that Tony Khan was adamant about one aspect, that Sting won the bout to retire as a champion.