AEW has a lot of plans in the pipeline, and All In London is getting a huge amount of attention. Sting is booked to compete at the massive Wembley Stadium show, but it will not be his last match for a reason.
Sting has discussed retiring in the past, and the WWE Hall of Famer made it clear that he is wrapping things up in the ring. After all, few fans thought that he would ever get in this much action at 64-years-old.
There was some thought about Sting actually retiring at All In London. That is not happening, as The Stinger will simply take part in a match, one that is still getting a nice chunk of attention on AEW Dynamite.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer brought up Sting’s tag team match with Darby Allin against Swerve Strickland and AR Fox at All In London. He noted that Sting is not retiring, because he does not want to.
“Sting doesn’t wanna retire, and no one’s gonna tell him when, so he’s the only one who’s making that call, so obviously it wasn’t his call to retire at Wembley Stadium, so it didn’t happen.”
Only time will tell how many more matches Sting has in him, but he will likely keep surprising fans in the meantime. His presence in AEW meant a lot to get attention for the brand when he first debuted, and it was a big pandemic boost for Tony Khan’s company. Years later, Sting is still wrestling a part-time schedule alongside Darby Allin, but all good things must come to an end.
One would think that Sting vs Darby Allin would be the Icon’s last match. That hasn’t been even hinted at yet, so we’ll have to see what Tony Khan has planned for down the line.
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