Wrestling Legend Praises Tony Khan’s Booking Of Sting In AEW

Tony Khan hugs Sting on AEW Dynamite

Wrestling legend Kevin Sullivan has heaped praised on Tony Khan for the booking of Sting’s final match.

16,000 enthusiastic fans were on hand to say farewell to the former WCW in North Carolina as ‘The Icon’ said farewell to professional wrestling at AEW Revolution on 3rd March.

Sting bowed out with victory after he and partner Darby Allin successfully defended their AEW Tag Team Championship against The Young Bucks in a chaotic main event.

During a recent edition of ‘Tuesday with The Taskmaster‘, former WCW booker Kevin Sullivan reminisced about Sting’s famous star-making bout with ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair at Clash Of The Champions on 27th March 1988 at the Greensboro Coliseum, the same building that hosted Sting’s final match:

“I was there that night that Ric anointed him with the match. That was, you know, you saw a seed being planted the week before and then that flower blew up instantaneously and he never looked back. Sting did a magnificent job, a class guy.”

The former WCW Tag Team Champion went on to share his praise for the booking on Sting’s last hurrah, reflecting on Tony Khan’s decision making amidst recent criticism:

“I think Tony Khan did a magnificent job, especially he’s done it swimming upstream because he’s taken a lot of flak the company has taken lately – and you know how that is. Once they turn on you, they turn on you like The Rock.”

Sullivan stopped short of universal praise for the match however, pointing to a spot that saw Darby Allin suffer severe lacerations to the back after going through a pane of glass as an unnecessary risk:

“I don’t wanna be one of those people that find something negative, but do you think the glass was necessary?”

Sting’s Final Bout Criticised By Eric Bischoff

One man who agreed with Sullivan’s assessment on the opinion dividing glass pane incident is former WCW President Eric Bischoff.

Despite delivering overall praise for the contest, Bischoff believes that the inclusion of weapons failed to add anything to the bout.

H/T: WrestlingInc for the above transcription.