Khan took part in a media call on Tuesday in advance for AEW All In and Inside The Ropes asked the AEW President about if he’s spoken with Sting about staying around longer than what was expected of the wrestling legend. Sting’s contract was reportedly set to expire at some point this year.
“I have. I would like him to say as long as he feels physically up to wrestling. I think he really enjoys doing it. He’s having a lot of fun.”
Khan made note how happy he is that when Sting first came to AEW that he heeded Khan’s suggestion of watching and mentoring Darby Allin. He says the two have formed a strong relationship both in and outside the ring and All In will be another monumental moment for the two.
“I’m very excited that this is one of the great moments in one of the great careers of pro wrestling … I think Wembley Stadium will be a very important chapter.”
Tony Khan Is Putting The Ball In Sting’s Court
As far as when Sting may hang up the boots and bat, Khan gave no timetable, but said he will defer that decision to The Icon himself.
“I don’t want it to end and I won’t be the one to pull the plug on it so when the time comes, Sting knows he needs to be the one to say, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore,’ because I’m gonna let him go as long as he wants and I want him to stay as long as he can and it’s so important to me that we let Sting finish his career the right way and he’s on this amazing run in AEW.”
Sting will continue to add to his legacy this weekend in Wembley as he and Allin will face Swerve Strickland and A.R. Fox in a coffin match.
Please h/t Inside The Ropes for the transcription.