Sting has been a prominent figure in AEW ever since he made his debut in December 2020. Not letting his old age slow him down, the 63-year-old has been putting on a great show for fans alongside his protégé Darby Allin. That being said, all good things must come to an end.

It seems that the expiration of Sting’s AEW contract might also mark his farewell to in-ring competition. Sting recently stated that when his three-year contract ends, so will his time behind the black and white face paint. His contract is set to expire at an undisclosed time in 2023

While Tony Khan is not quite ready to disclose the time when Sting throws in the towel, he does want AEW fans to know that seeing The Icon in action is truly a delight .During recent appearance on the In The Kliq podcast, Khan told Baby Huey that even though Sting may be considering retirement, his love for wrestling is at an all-time high.

“I talk to Sting a lot. He is somebody who has been such a huge boost to AEW since he arrived. Sting debuted a little over two years ago at the first Winter is Coming event in AEW. I catch up with him pretty frequently on a regular basis. I have to say, Sting’s motivation for pro wrestling is as high as it’s ever been. He loves what he’s doing. I do think he’s starting to think about what retirement will look like, but he’s also not slowing down at all in the present. So, I’m not ready to say exactly when Sting is going to hang it up, but I do know every time we get to see Sting go out there in AEW, it’s very special.”


On January 23, 2023, Sting will take the stage at the Great Muta Final “Bye-Bye” event presented by Pro Wrestling Noah in the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan, where he and Darby Allin will team up with the Great Muta in his last bout before retiring.

While we don’t know when Sting’s time in the ring would come to an end, we do know who will be at Sting’s side when it happens. Sting has previously stated that he would be steering clear of singles matches, preferring to fight alongside Darby Allin till his retirement. For more updates, stay tuned to Ringside News.

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Talha Asad Iqbal

Talha Asad Iqbal is an mechanical engineer who just loves everything wrestling. From spending his childhood collecting wrestling action figures to spending his adulthood writing about wrestling, he really seems to enjoy wrestling a bit too much. Outside wrestling and his work, he loves spending time in the gym and playing video games.

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