In the past month, Sting and Darby Allin clinched the AEW Tag Team Champions title and successfully defended it against The Young Bucks at AEW Revolution. Consequently, Sting retired from professional wrestling on a triumphant note. With that said, it appears Sting wanted Kevin Nash to play a key role in his retirement match.

During the main event of the AEW Revolution pay-per-view, Sting and Darby Allin put their AEW World Tag Team Titles on the line against The Young Bucks. The match incorporated numerous callbacks and emotional moments, creating a memorable experience for the fans in attendance. In the end, Sting and Darby Allin successfully retained their titles, marking Sting’s undefeated retirement from professional wrestling.

Ahead of the match, Kevin Nash would reveal that he wouldn’t attend Sting’s match. While speaking on the Kliq This podcast, Kevin Nash revealed that Sting wanted him to get physical at his AEW Revolution match.

For some reason, people think that Paul [Triple H] told me I couldn’t go and my thing was I’m a WWE guy. When this thing first came out, it came to fruition, I got contacted by Steve, Sting. He was telling me what he wanted to do and then in that same breath, he said, ‘What can you do physicality-wise? So if anybody wants to know why Kevin Nash was at home, that’s why. He asked me what I can do physicality-wise.”


Kevin Nash would further elaborate on his decision to not attend Sting’s retirement match. Ultimately, it came down to him believing it was the right thing for him to not be at the event.

I could have gone. I didn’t go because I didn’t want to go. I don’t want to sit in a fu**ing arena with 18,000 fu**ing wrestling fans. I don’t care if it’s the Sting seating area. I’ve still got to get in and out of the building. It’s like, I don’t want to go. Nobody’s coming to see me at Sting’s retirement match, therefore, I don’t need to be there.”

“Number one, I’m gonna be in the ring with the Young Bucks. They’re both athletic as f**k and I’m in pretty damn good shape. I mean, there’s no fu**ing way if I’m getting involved, I’m not powerbombing those two fu**ers. I’m going to powerbomb them both and now who’s night is it? Why am I doing anything? Why am I powerbombing two guys he’s going to beat later? Why am I being involved? Now, guess what? You take all that out of the equation if I’m sitting on my couch in Florida. So there we go. It had nothing to do with Triple H. It had nothing to do with me being a WWE guy. It had everything to do with that I know what’s right for me. I know what’s right for the match. I know what’s right for the evening. In my opinion, I did exactly what I thought was right which was stay the f**k at home.”

Sting also set the record straight on his future plans in AEW. AEW Revolution will forever be remembered as one of the greatest events in AEW history and a fantastic sendoff to Sting’s legendary career.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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