Tony Khan: Sting's Retirement Is The Greatest Thing We've Done In AEW

Tony Khan believes Sting's retirement at AEW Revolution is the greatest thing the promotion has done.

At the pay-per-view earlier this year, Sting and Darby Allin would head into the show as AEW Tag Team Champions, defending against The Young Bucks in what was known to be Sting's final match. In the end, Sting and Darby would score the victory over The Bucks, sending Sting off into the sunset with a victory.

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While speaking to Bleacher Report in a recent interview, Tony Khan stated his belief that Sting's retirement was the greatest thing the company has done.

"The greatest thing we've ever done in AEW, in my opinion, is the retirement of Sting and the way we handled Sting's final years as a pro wrestler," he said. "He had one of the greatest careers ever in wrestling and when he arrived in AEW, he did not feel that his prior run had been what he was looking for."

Khan continued, noting his belief that it was also the greatest sendoff in the history of pro wrestling.

"When he had previously competed in WWE, I don't think he had a great experience with WWE. He was looking to do something very different. When I first talked to Sting, he was interested in having a comeback, but I don't think Steve [Borden] ever imagined it would lead to a three-year run in wrestling that would become legendary. It is an immortal series of matches. Sting was undefeated in his arrival, teaming with Darby Allin in every match. The two of them came together to be the most successful team in the history of AEW. They had some of our best matches ever, some of our biggest moments, and it built to them becoming the AEW world tag team champions. Sting's final match, Sting and Darby vs. The Young Bucks at AEW Revolution, was, in my opinion, the greatest sendoff ever in pro wrestling. Sting deserves that because he's one of the greatest wrestlers ever, and we were very lucky to have him in AEW."

Elsehwhere in the same interview, Tony reflected on taking his first bump in wrestling at the hands of The Elite. You can read more about that here.

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