Last month, Sting and Darby Allin clinched the AEW Tag Team Champions title and successfully defended their belts against The Young Bucks at AEW Revolution. Sting has now emphatically stated that he couldn’t have envisioned any better opponents for his retirement match than The Young Bucks.

During the main event of the AEW Revolution pay-per-view, Sting and Darby Allin fiercely defended their AEW World Tag Team Titles against The Young Bucks. The match was filled with nostalgic callbacks and poignant moments, creating an unforgettable experience for the fans in attendance. Ultimately, Sting and Darby Allin emerged victorious, successfully retaining their hard-earned titles.

In the buildup to AEW Revolution 2024, considerable attention surrounded the Jackson brothers’ selection as Sting’s ultimate adversaries. While some advocated for a singles match to symbolize the conclusion of Sting’s career, potentially against Allin, skeptics among the fanbase questioned the Jacksons’ involvement in a narrative they deemed unnecessary.

Sting had significant influence over his farewell match, a testament to the respect and appreciation shown by Tony Khan. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Sting clarified that the decision to face the Jackson brothers was entirely his own, emphasizing that it was not the other way around. Sting made it clear he didn’t want anyone else but The Young Bucks as his opponents.


“Whose choice was it? It was mine. Matt and Nick, they deserve everything good that’s coming at them. I didn’t want to do this last hurrah with anyone else.”

The Icon dismissed any speculation or “rumors” surrounding the AEW EVPs and reiterated his profound respect for the Jackson brothers, praising their in-ring abilities and their consideration for what’s best for their opponents.

“I don’t see any flaws in these guys in the ring… They consider AEW as a whole and what’s best for their opponents. I have so much respect for these guys.”

Sting has also clarified his AEW plans following his retirement match. It remains to be seen how The Icon will enjoy his life after retirement, as he has more than earned it after 40 years.

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