Tony Khan Turned Down Pitch From Ric Flair Involving Sting’s Final Match

Ric Flair entrance AEW Dynamite

A Ric Flair idea for Sting’s final match didn’t make the cut.

At AEW Revolution on March 3rd, Sting wrestled for the final time. In front of a packed crowd at the Greensboro Coliseum, The Icon rolled back the years one more time alongside Darby Allin to defeat The Young Bucks in one of the wildest matches of his career.

When all was said and done, Sting had been thrown through a pane of glass, through tables, and off the stage, but the legend wouldn’t have had it any other way.

During the match, Ric Flair and special guest timekeeper Ricky Steamboat attempted to help the veteran after Darby Allin had crashed and burned through a sheet of glass from a ladder. However, if Flair would have had his way, things would have played out differently.

According to Conrad Thompson on What Happened When, Flair wanted to turn on Sting one more time. Thompson revealed the Nature Boy asked him to take the pitch to AEW boss Tony Khan.

“He desperately wanted to turn on Sting,” Thompson said, who recalled Flair trying to talk him into talking to Tony Khan about it. “‘Conrad will you go talk to Tony? You’re friends with him, just go talk to him’ and I’m like ‘what are you talking about? ‘Just go and talk to him, try to convince him, me turning on Sting is best for business.’ I go ‘Ric you work here, you’re in the storyline, I think maybe you should tell him.'”

Thompson added that Flair had approached Khan about the idea, but felt it would be better coming from him.

The Rock Producing Biopic On Ric Flair

Ahead of Revolution, it was reported that The Rock’s Seven Bucks Promotions is working on a new Ric Flair biopic.

Ric Flair began his career back in 1972 and survived a plane crash in 1975 which doctors claimed would prevent him from ever wrestling again. Flair’s career went to a whole new level when he became ‘The Nature Boy’ and over the following decades, he became one of the most decorated wrestlers in history.

H/t to Wrestling Inc