Jake The Snake Roberts Responds to AEW Star Retirement



by ATIA MUKHTAR

Jake The Snake Roberts Responds to AEW Star Retirement
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WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts recently shared his thoughts on fellow wrestling icon Sting's announcement to retire at AEW Revolution 2024. Roberts' words painted a vivid picture of the challenges wrestlers face as they navigate the balance between their passion for the sport and the physical toll it exacts on their bodies.

Roberts admitted to feeling a twinge of concern for Sting, especially given his continued high-risk maneuvers in the ring. "It's tough to hang up the boots, particularly when you're on a roll," Roberts remarked on "The Snake Pit" podcast.

"Honestly, I cringed when he took those dives off ladders and through tables. At our age, the body isn't as forgiving." Echoing the sentiments of countless fans, Roberts added, "Sting, you will be sorely missed." He also offered a unique perspective on what has kept Sting so compelling to the audience over the years.

"The enigma that is Sting has captivated fans for decades. His face paint masks more than you'd think. People adore mysteries; they love trying to unravel them," he mused with a playful chuckle.

Flair Fuels Sting's Finale

Sting's retirement announcement was met with a chorus of reactions from the wrestling community, but none was more unexpected than the arrival of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair to AEW.

Last week, Flair made a surprise appearance, vowing to stand by Sting till the end. Reliable sources have since confirmed that Flair's association with AEW is here to stay. This collaboration has given Sting a renewed energy.

He candidly mentioned that though retirement had been on his mind, the support of "The Nature Boy" gave him the gusto to give it his all until Revolution 2024. While the specifics about Sting's farewell match remain under wraps, one thing is clear: with the combined star power of legends like Sting and Flair, AEW Revolution 2024 is gearing up to be an unforgettable event.

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