In a candid reflection on the impending retirement of wrestling legend Sting, AEW's towering presence, Satnam Singh, has voiced his sentiments on Sportskeeda's "WrestleBinge." As the wrestling world braces for Sting's final in-ring appearance at the upcoming AEW Revolution pay-per-view, Singh, a formidable athlete in his own right, openly shared his hopes for "The Icon" to extend his tenure with the company.
Sting, renowned for his dynamic performances and iconic persona, has announced that his illustrious career will culminate in a farewell match at next year's AEW Revolution. This event, eagerly anticipated by fans and industry insiders alike, represents a poignant moment in professional wrestling.
Despite their occasional on-ring rivalries, Singh expressed a deep respect and admiration for Sting, articulating a heartfelt plea for him to remain a guiding force within AEW. "I will say, 'Don’t leave us. Stay with our company,'" Singh stated.
He emphasized the value of Sting's presence, not necessarily as a regular competitor but as an influential figure backstage. "Please stay with us and backstage help all the young wrestlers, help everyone... I would really like to see him always in the company.
Not like every week; maybe two times in a month, that's fine."
Sting's Historic Farewell
Singh also extended his best wishes to Sting, lauding the 64-year-old legend for maintaining a high level of performance throughout his career.
The venue for Sting's final showdown, North Carolina's Greensboro Coliseum, is steeped in wrestling history. It famously hosted the NWA World Heavyweight Championship bout between Sting and "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, which concluded in a time-limit draw during the inaugural Clash of the Champions event.
In a fitting tribute, Flair will accompany Sting in his final wrestling chapter. Sting's journey has been marked by resilience and passion. He initially announced his retirement during his WWE Hall of Fame induction speech in 2016, following a serious neck injury sustained in a match against Seth Rollins at the Night of Champions event in 2015.
Defying expectations, Sting made a triumphant return to the ring with AEW in 2021, forming a notable alliance with Darby Allin, with whom he has been closely associated ever since. As the wrestling community awaits this historic event, Singh's words resonate with a sense of respect and admiration, reflective of Sting's enduring legacy in the world of professional wrestling.