Despite beginning his wrestling journey in 1985 and sustaining what many believed was a career ending injury in 2015, Sting is still going strong.
His career has taken in the CWA, UWF, Jim Crockett Promotions, WCW, TNA, WWE and finally AEW with some NJPW matches thrown in for good measure. However, with 2023 just around the corner, The Icon knows that he is closer to the end of his career than the beginning. Although it appears that he does have a plan.
Sting Has Retirement Plan
Speaking in a new interview with The Ringer, Sting revealed that he knows what the end of his career will look like. The former World Champion confirmed that his plan involves Darby Allin, but he won’t be wrestling in anymore singles matches before he calls it a day. Sting hasn’t wrestled a singles bout since September 2015 when she suffered a serious neck injury in a match with Seth Rollins.
“Well, I know Darby is going to be a part of it for sure. I won’t have a singles match at this point. Darby will be along with me and I’ll be along with him and we can add more to it as far as I’m concerned. But I have a few people [in mind] and I really don’t want to say now.”
The Icon recently revealed that he underwent knee surgery to “clean out” his “very old” knees. While he was most recently in action at Full Gear on November 19th when he teamed with Darby Allin to defeat Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett.
It has already been announced that Sting will be heading back to Japan with Allin to appear as part of The Great Muta’s retirement tour. It has also been confirmed that Shinsuke Nakamura will be going one-on-one with the Japanese legend on January 1st, 2023. Speaking in a recent interview, Nakamura revealed that the appearance was initially blocked by Vince McMahon before being approved by Triple H.
H/t to Fightful