Tony Khan believes Sting can lay claim to the greatest ever professional wrestling career.
The 64 year-old former six-time WCW Champion is set to bring the curtain down on his illustrious career at AEW Revolution on Sunday 3rd March at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina.
Many thought Sting’ in-ring career days had come to an end following a serious neck injury suffered as he challenged Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Night Of Champions on 20th September 2015.
Sting was subsequently inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2016 and was absent from in-ring action for over 5 years before signing with AEW in late 2020.
After three successful years with AEW, Sting is now set to hang up his boots for the final time. Speaking during a recent interview with Adriani Hernandez, AEW President Tony Khan shared his belief that Sting’s was the greatest career of all-time:
“Sting, to me, has had arguably the greatest career of anyone because if you look, Sting, the span and the fact that he’s still wrestling at such a high level in 2024, Sting had taken several years away.
He had retired and I wanted to give Sting the best possible send off, the best run. Now we’re approaching the three-year anniversary of Sting’s return to wrestling.
It was at Revolution three years ago where Sting had his comeback match. Now we’re coming up on what is the three-year anniversary of, to me, the greatest comeback ever in wrestling and the greatest final run.”
Tony Khan Praises Sting For Capturing Tag Team Gold
Sting secured gold for the first time in his AEW career on the 7th February edition of AEW Dynamite, teaming with long-time partner Darby Allin to defeat Ricky Starks & Big Bill for the AEW Tag Team Titles.
Tony Khan was quick to highlight the achievement whilst also noting Sting’s part in helping to develop Allin:
“Sting now is officially co-holder of the World Tag Team Championships. This AEW World Tag Team title, it’s the first title Sting has held in wrestling in over 12 years and what a way for Sting to be approaching his retirement match teaming with Darby Allen in AEW every week.
We love having Sting in AEW. Sting and Darby are a huge part of what we do. I think their team really embodies what AEW is all about to have one of the legends in wrestling, to bring him in, to show the most respect for his career and what he is.
Then on top of that, to pair him with our homegrown star, two wrestlers who complement each other and fit each other like a glove, I think it’s great.”
H/T: WrestlingNews for the above transcription.