Sting made a major announcement during last night’s AEW Dynamite show. He addressed fans about his retirement from wrestling.
Sting Set To Retire From Wrestling in February 2024
During last night’s Dynamite, the legend had a segment where he talked about retiring. He put over some individuals he worked with over the years, from “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair to Tony Schiavone, and Hulk Hogan.
He talked about his 2015 retirement not sitting “right” with him. He also informed fans of his plans to finish up his career at Revolution in February 2024.
The icon had originally planned to retire in 2023, but AEW President Tony Khan said that he could stay in the promotion as long as he wanted. As such, his “last match” was delayed.
At the age of 64, he’s a veteran of the industry and has done it “all”, working in both the WCW, NWA, WWE, Impact, and now All Elite. He’s a multiple World Champion in all promotions and has been inducted into both the WWE Hall of Fame and TNA Hall of Fame.
After years of “talks” with the WWE, Sting finally made the jump to the company in 2014. He was dubbed one of the greatest talents who never worked for the promotion, so it was a huge deal when he was signed and began performing.
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Unfortunately, his WWE run was short and sweet. During the 2015 Night of Champions pay-per-view (PPV), he experienced a neck injury during a match with Seth Rollins.
He made it clear that he never blamed Rollins for his injury and early retirement, something he noted was a “freak” accident. The Stinger would then become All Elite in 2021, debuting in January of that year.
He quickly aligned with Darby Allin, and the two had a Street Fight match against Ricky Starks and Brian Cage of Team Taz at the 2021 Revolution PPV. Makes sense as to why he would want his retirement match to take place at the event, three years later.