Sting and Darby Allin solidified their status as AEW Tag Team Champions by successfully defending their titles against The Young Bucks at AEW Revolution. The match was rich in nostalgia and emotional resonance, leaving an indelible mark on the audience.

Reflecting on Sting’s retirement, AJ Styles, who frequently shared the ring with Sting during their time in TNA, shared his sentiments during an interview with the Battleground Podcast. Styles expressed his admiration for Sting, noting that Sting’s longevity in wrestling far surpasses what he himself envisions for his career. Styles emphasized the importance of retiring on one’s own terms, a sentiment he’s grateful to experience himself.

“Oh man, they say never meet your heroes. I got to meet one of mine. Obviously, it was Sting. He is such a great guy, he’s a nice guy, has always been a nice guy and man, it just made my day to meet somebody like that who I admired so much and enjoyed watching.

So, he has definitely earned his time in pro wrestling and man, he went a lot longer than I’m going to. It’s awesome that he gets to end on his terms and not someone else’s. When you go out on an injury, that’s not the way you wanna go out so for him to end it when he wants to end it, that’s awesome.”


Sting, meanwhile, clarified his future plans within AEW. Clearly relishing his post-retirement life, Sting’s fans couldn’t have asked for more from the WWE Hall of Famer.

The satisfaction of seeing Sting conclude his career on his own terms resonated deeply with fans. What are your thoughts on Sting’s retirement? Share your opinions in the comments below!

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