Sting’s retirement is creeping up on him and he is expected to retire from wrestling later this. Despite this, Tony Khan can’t say when the WCW legend will finally hang up boots.
Sting recently revealed that his wrestling career is coming to an end, with the 63 year old’s AEW contract coming to an end later this year. It is expected that the deal he signed was a three-year deal he signed prior to his debut at AEW Winter is Coming 2020.
He has recently taken part in the Keiji Mutoh retirement tour, teaming with the Japanese star as he final match under the gimmick “The Great Muta”. This has got the star thinking about his own retirement, although Tony Khan can not discuss when he will hang up his boots. However, it did call his AEW career “very special”, and noted that he’s also not slowing down at all”.
Talking about the impending retirement of Sting on a recent episode of the In The Kliq podcast, Khan said:
“I talk to Sting a lot. He is somebody who has been such a huge boost to AEW since he arrived. Sting debuted a little over two years ago at the first Winter is Coming event in AEW.
“I catch up with him pretty frequently on a regular basis. I have to say, Sting’s motivation for pro wrestling is as high as it’s ever been. He loves what he’s doing. I do think he’s starting to think about what retirement will look like, but he’s also not slowing down at all in the present. So, I’m not ready to say exactly when Sting is going to hang it up, but I do know every time we get to see Sting go out there in AEW, it’s very special”.
Sting most recently wrestled this past weekend, teaming up with Darby Allin & The Great Muta to defeat AKIRA, Hakushi & Naomichi Marufuji for Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan.