Tony Khan Expresses Admiration for Sting – ‘I’m Truly Impressed by Him’

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Tony Khan took part in a media call for Saturday’s AEW Full Gear 2023 pay-per-view event on Thursday and discussed Sting’s time in AEW.

During the call, the AEW President commented on his desire to give Sting the best send-off possible, what will be next for Darby Allin when the Icon hangs up his boots, and more.


You can check out some highlights from the media call below:

On Sting’s AEW run: “Sting is important to everybody in AEW. We all have different memories … but I think for many people on this call, and certainly everybody I know in AEW, Sting is somebody that so many of us have been a fan of. But as we’ve gotten to know him and work with him, he’s also the nicest person I’ve ever known. He’s so kind and so genuine. He’s selfless, and I’m in awe of him. Sting is somebody that I think we should all aspire to be like. He’s really just one of the most positive and warm people I’ve ever known. He’s also such an incredible legend. The perseverance and staying power of Sting, to be in this business, and coming up on, realistically, three years in AEW that have been just incredible for us. I hope we’ve made it a great send-off for him.”

On Darby Allin’s future after Sting’s retirement: “I think it’s important to remember Darby was on fire before Sting got here and has continued to stay on fire. I think Sting has been a great mentor to Darby. And the crazy thing is, I think for the crazy world of modern, 2023, present-day wrestling, I think Darby has been an awesome person to help Sting get reintroduced after taking a lot of time away. Darby is a great mind for wrestling, and he’s one of our top stars. And I think, certainly, it’s very fitting he’ll be alongside Sting for Sting’s retirement. Also, I think Darby has got such a bright future, many years ahead after Sting retires, but I’m really glad that the two of them have had this great run. It’s been nearly three years now, and it’s been something I’ve really enjoyed, and one of the most special things I’ve ever been a part of.”

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Sting’s Time in AEW: A Legendary Career and a Memorable Send-Off

Sting, one of the most iconic figures in professional wrestling history, has made a significant impact during his time in All Elite Wrestling (AEW). As the AEW President, Tony Khan recently spoke about Sting’s run in the company and his plans for the wrestling legend’s retirement.

During a media call for the upcoming AEW Full Gear 2023 pay-per-view event, Tony Khan expressed his admiration for Sting and the positive influence he has had on everyone in AEW. Khan described Sting as someone who is not only a legendary figure in the wrestling world but also an incredibly kind and genuine person.

Sting’s presence in AEW has been a source of inspiration for both fans and fellow wrestlers. Khan acknowledged that many people in AEW have been fans of Sting for a long time, and working with him has only deepened their admiration. He praised Sting’s selflessness and described him as someone to aspire to be like.

Sting’s perseverance and staying power in the wrestling business are truly remarkable. As AEW approaches its third year, Sting’s contributions to the company have been invaluable. Tony Khan expressed his hope that AEW has provided Sting with a great send-off as he approaches retirement.

One of the key aspects of Sting’s time in AEW has been his mentorship of Darby Allin. Khan emphasized that Darby was already on fire before Sting arrived and has continued to thrive since then. Sting’s guidance and mentorship have played a significant role in Darby’s growth as a wrestler.

Khan also highlighted the unique dynamic between Sting and Darby Allin. He described Darby as a great mind for wrestling and one of AEW’s top stars. The partnership between Sting and Darby has been mutually beneficial, with Darby helping reintroduce Sting to the modern wrestling landscape while also benefiting from Sting’s vast experience.

As Sting approaches retirement, Tony Khan expressed his confidence in Darby Allin’s future. He believes that Darby has a bright future ahead and will continue to be a prominent figure in AEW even after Sting’s retirement. The bond between Sting and Darby has been a special part of AEW’s journey, and Khan expressed his gratitude for being a part of it.

Sting’s time in AEW has been a testament to his enduring legacy and his impact on the wrestling industry. As fans eagerly await Sting’s retirement, AEW has provided a platform for him to showcase his talent and leave a lasting impression on both the company and its fans.

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