Tony Khan Will Let Sting Wrestle “As Long As He Wants”

Tony Khan hugs Sting on AEW Dynamite

Tony Khan is adamant he won’t be the one to “pull the plug” on Sting.

Sting has been with All Elite Wrestling since December 2020 and despite being in the fourth decade of his career, has wrestled multiple times for the company since his debut.

The Icon soon joined up with Darby Allin after joining AEW and every match he’s been in since has also involved the daredevil star. During the All In media call, Khan said he will let Sting wrestle as long as he is physically able, noting that they “hit on something” with the team of Allin and the WWE Hall of Famer.

“Sting is very well aware that I would like him to stay as long as he feels physically up to wrestling. I think he enjoys doing it and he’s having a lot of fun.

“Sometimes you hit on things in life that you think are going to be good and they turn out to be great. For me, a good example of that is Sting and Darby together. Not just on screen, but off-screen too,”

When it comes to how long The Stinger will continue to get in the ring, Kahn reiterated that it’s his call, and he won’t be the one to “pull the plug.”

“There have been so many great memories for Sting in AEW. I don’t want it to end. I won’t be the one to pull the plug on it.

“When the time comes, Sting knows he needs to the one to say, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore,’ because I’m going to let him go as long as he wants. I want him to stay as long as he can. It’s so important to me that we let Sting finish his career the right way.”

Tony Khan believes Sting is on the “greatest run of his career”

Before signing with AEW, Sting was best known for his 14-year career in the NWA and later WCW, where he was a seven-time World Champion and widely believed to be the top wrestler the company had seen.

After WCW was bought by WWE, he decided not to sign with the company, instead moving to TNA, where he was once again a top star, and went on to add five more World Titles to his resume.

In 2014, he finally joined WWE, but only wrestled a few matches due to a career-threatening injury he suffered in 2015 when a Buckle Bomb from Seth Rollins went awry.

Despite this history, Khan recently claimed that it was in AEW that he was having the “greatest run” of his storied career, although he put it in the context of the star’s 17-0 win/loss record.

“Sting is still a huge part of AEW, and one of the greatest things we accomplished was bringing Sting out of retirement. He is still wrestling to this day. He is undefeated in AEW, in fact, and he’s on the greatest run of his career right now in AEW.”

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription