Sting’s journey in AEW has been a remarkable chapter in his legendary wrestling career. Since making his debut on AEW television in December 2020, the veteran wrestler has left an undeniable mark on the promotion with his iconic presence and captivating performances. With emotions running high going into his final match, Sting reflected on his career and why he decided that it was the time for him to call it a career.

In a recent interview with PWI’s Collete Arrand, the wrestling legend revealed that AEW President Tony Khan had asked him to continue his career after AEW Revolution. Despite Khan’s support, Sting reiterated his intention to retire following his final match at the forthcoming pay-per-view event, All In.

“It’s funny, because I was the guy who did not want to get into pro wrestling. I didn’t even know what pro wrestling was when I got started. But I ended up being a pro wrestler, and at the beginning, I was an introvert, the last guy that you’d want to get up there and entertain in front of hordes of people. But it blossomed into what it blossomed into. I’ve had a lot of fun. I’ve enjoyed the fans and cannot thank them enough.

“After all of these years, having walked through the curtain thousands of times, I’m still a nervous wreck when I go out there, and it gets pretty overwhelming to try to perform at a high level at my age, even in a short match, even if it’s a six- or eight-man tag. Tony (Khan) was actually trying to get me to stay longer, maybe retire at Wembley. But it gets tougher and tougher every time you go out there, and you have all of these young guys who are ready to play—there’s only so far you can push it. It’s kind of sad, of course, but, at some point, you just have to do it. There’s a part of me that’s sad, but there’s another part of me that’s relieved. It’s bittersweet, but I’m looking forward to it,”

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Sting also expressed thanks to his followers while noting the difficulties of touring at his age. He admitted to feeling a sense of nervousness and the increasing difficulty of maintaining a high level of performance.

Meanwhile, The WWE Hall of Famer is set to partake in his final match on March 3rd at AEW Revolution 2024 against the Young Bucks. Sting’s decision to retire marks the end of an era in wrestling history, as fans prepare to bid farewell to one of the sport’s most beloved and enduring personalities. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more!

What do you think of Sting’s amazing run with AEW? Do you think Sting and Darby Allin will be victorious over The Young Bucks at the AEW Revolution? Let us know in the comments!

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