Sting in AEW: what is the Icon’s record in the promotion?

Sting left World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2020, feeling that his talent would be buried in the company. Following this, he joined Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in the same year as a new talent and even trained wrestlers for a brief time.

‘The Icon’ announced his retirement match a few months back, set to take place at the AEW Revolution pay-per-view in Greensboro, North Carolina, where fans were surprised by the Tag Team Championship match he was scheduled for. Recently, Sting’s official records during his tenure in the Florida-based company were disclosed.

What is Sting’s AEW record?

‘The Man They Call Sting’ officially retired in the recent edition of AEW Revolution on March 3. The athlete, who was last seen in his iconic entrance, ended his 39-year career in an AEW tag-team championship match and defended the titles against the Young Bucks, Matthew and Nicholas Jackson. Alongside Darby Allin, ‘The Icon’ competed in a championship match one last time.

Interestingly, since Sting joined AEW he has been maintaining a streak of winning every match that he participated on. Till now ‘The Vigilante’ competed in 29 matches throughout his 4-year tenure in All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

The record set by Sting is 29-0, which means that he never lost one single match this whole time in the company. “The Stinger’s” farewell match saw him retaining his title with his tag team partner, and they even went on to dominate the match against the Young Bucks to keep Sting’s streak.

Sting reveals Tony Khan’s Wembley retirement plan

On October 2023, Sting’s announced his retirement which disheartened a lot of fans and one such person was the CEO of AEW, Tony Khan. During an interview with PWI’s Collete Arrand, the 64-year-old superstar said that Tony Khan wanted him to continue for a little while longer.

In the interview, he said, “It’s funny because I was the guy who did not want to get into pro wrestling. I didn’t even know what pro wrestling was when I got started. But I ended up being a pro wrestler, and at the beginning, I was an introvert, the last guy that you’d want to get up there and entertain in front of hordes of people. But it blossomed into what it blossomed into. I’ve had a lot of fun. I’ve enjoyed the fans and cannot thank them enough.”

He continued, saying, “After all of these years, having walked through the curtain thousands of times, I’m still a nervous wreck when I go out there. Tony (Khan) was actually trying to get me to stay longer, maybe retire at Wembley. But it gets tougher and tougher every time you go out there, and you have all of these young guys who are ready to play—there’s only so far you can push it. It’s kind of sad, of course, but, at some point, you just have to do it. There’s a part of me that’s sad, but there’s another part of me that’s relieved. It’s bittersweet.”

Although Sting, the generational superstar, has retired, fans still cherish “The Icon’s” memories from his classic matches in different wrestling promotions. And even though he might never wrestle, he has made it clear that the new generation of wrestlers, like MJF and Darby Allin, are more better and charismatic than they were in their time.

What do you think about Sting’s record in Tony Khan’s AEW promotion? Let us know your thoughts on it in the comment section below!

Anil Chowdhury

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Anil is a wrestling sports enthusiast who has been watching the sport for 15 years, his love for the sport started through watching and admiring WWE superstars like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Undertaker. As a WWE news writer, he provides timely and insightful coverage of events, matches, and developments within the world of professional wrestling. With a passion for the sport, he aims to deliver engaging and informative content that resonates with fans and keeps them updated on the latest WWE happenings.


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