Tony Khan Names The ‘Greatest Thing’ AEW Has Done Thus Far

Tony Khan Names The ‘Greatest Thing’ AEW Has Done Thus Far AEW

AEW President Tony Khan has named what he feels is the “greatest thing” AEW has done thus far.

Speaking to Bleacher Report’s Chris Mueller , Khan was asked to comment on the retirement of The Icon Sting at AEW Revolution on March 3, something which he singled out as the best thing the company has done since its inception in 2019, as well as the greatest sendoff in pro wrestling history.

Khan explained:

“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 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.

“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. And Sting deserves that because he’s one of the greatest wrestlers ever, and we were very lucky to have him in AEW.”

Since stepping away from active competition Sting has not been seen again on AEW TV, however, his son Steven Borden – who appeared at Revolution alongside Sting and his brother Garrett – has now begun his training to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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Transcript via Bleacher Report

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