Sting shocked the world when he debuted in AEW in December 2020. Since then, he has been featured heavily on AEW television, being paired up with Darby Allin. Sting has been pulling off death-defying stunts since as early as AEW Revolution 2021, but his career will be ending next year. That said, Sting refused Tony Khan’s offer to retire at All In next year.

Despite being 64 now, Sting has been competing at an unexpectedly high level, which has impressed fans and pro wrestlers alike. Over the years, the Stinger has performed various insane spots – but that will all be coming to an end soon.

While speaking with the New York Post, AEW President Tony Khan revealed that he asked Sting in October if he could wrestle at All In and retire there. However, Sting ended up rejecting Khan’s offer.

“He told me as we approached this ticket on sale that he did not believe he could make it another year in wrestling and have the best chance for a happy and healthy retirement,” Khan said.  He continued, “He’s doing great right now, and he wants to keep it that way. He plans to keep beating people up and keeping himself healthy.”


Sting will be ending his in-ring career at AEW Revolution next year, and the company even made special poster for The Icon. Regardless, it remains to be seen how AEW will continue to book Sting until his retirement next year.

What do you think of what Tony Khan said? Are you sad Sting will be retiring soon? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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