Sting is set to hang up his boots at AEW Revolution next year. That will be a historic match on March 3rd, 2024, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, a place that Sting knows well. Another person who shared a lot of time with Sting also wanted to be a part of things.
Goldberg holds respect for Sting, as their connection comes from sharing training experiences. Sting and Lex Luger trained at Goldberg’s gym, and Sting played a role in Goldberg entering the wrestling business. Naturally, Goldberg wants to be a part of Sting’s big moment.
While appearing on Steve & Captain Evil, Goldberg stated that he wanted to be a part of Sting’s retirement match, but it doesn’t seem like they were able to work anything out.
“Sting is the reason why I broke into the business. Sting set a great example. He’s about to retire. I tried to be part of his retirement match. I would not have chosen to get into the world of professional wrestling if it wasn’t for Sting. He was a normal dude who went out and did abnormal things. Wrestling is like being in the circus, it truly is. I never looked at it with much respect, but after I watched him from afar, I realized that I had the ability to go do it. He was not only a performer. He had self-respect and he commanded respect. He’s one of the best human beings on the planet, and he set an example for me and I just tried to grab it and run with it and make him proud. I had the best time of my life in the ring with Sting.”
Although Goldberg and Sting clashed multiple times in WCW, they haven’t shared a ring since 2000. Sadly, it doesn’t appear that they ever will again.
We will have to see how AEW books Sting’s road to retirement. They are certain to make the biggest deal about the event that they can, ensuring that The Stinger goes out on a very high note.
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