Tony Khan: Sting Is So Selfless, Sometimes I Have To Remind Him, 'You're Sting, It's All About You'

Tony Khan says he's had to remind Sting that he is Sting and it's okay for part of the show to revolve around him.

Wrestlers from the '80s were known for their egos. However, there is always an exception to every rule and Sting is widely considered to be one of the most selfless wrestling personalities at his level.

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During a recent interview with Fanatics View's Mike Peticca, AEW president Tony Khan reflected on Sting being a great locker room leader and said that he's occasionally had to give Sting a friendly pep talk to remind him just who he is in the industry.

"I love having Sting come in and brainstorm with us. Also, working with Sting, he's one of the most selfless people and I find that I have to push him sometimes and have to remind him, 'You're Sting, it's all about you!' So, I do feel that this run of Sting being undefeated and what he's done here in AEW is very special," Tony said. "I'm sad that it's coming to an end. I'm very sad that Sting will be retiring, but it's remarkable that Sting is out there over 60 years old.

"Sting is doing more crazy things in his 60s than he's ever done before," continued Tony. "Sting in AEW is this extreme version of Sting. He has gone from being 'The Franchise,' 'The Icon,' to a Hardcore icon, and some of my favorite Sting matches of his entire career, and I say this just as a wrestling fan, not only is the owner of AEW, I honestly mean this from the bottom of my heart, I think some of the best Sting matches he's ever had have been in AEW and that's one of the greatest careers of all time. When you see Sting today, he's so happy, the locker room has so much respect for him, and we're so happy to be able to give him this great send-off."

Darby Allin recently gave a touching tribute to Sting which fans can learn more about at this link.

Darby says that he has a very special entrance planned for Sting's Final Encounter at AEW Revolution. Learn more about that here.

Fans can check out the full card for AEW Revolution at this link. Fightful will have live coverage of the event on Sunday, March 3, 2024

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