Ric Flair Eyes AEW Betrayal of Sting

AEW Revolution witnessed legends unite with unexpected twists.

by Atia Mukhtar
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Ric Flair Eyes AEW Betrayal of Sting
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In an electric atmosphere that only a convergence of wrestling legends could create, AEW Revolution became the backdrop for Sting's illustrious farewell from the ring. The event was graced by iconic figures such as Magnum T.A., Lex Luger, and Nikita Koloff, who gathered to witness Sting, alongside Darby Allin, triumph over The Young Bucks in a high-stakes Tornado Tag match.

Adding to the nostalgia, Ricky Steamboat assumed the role of guest timekeeper, while Ric Flair offered his support from ringside for "The Icon" Sting.

Flair's Betrayal Plot

Yet, amidst the camaraderie and celebration, it has emerged that Flair harbored ambitions of adding a dramatic twist to the evening.

According to revelations made by Conrad Thompson on the "What Happened When?" podcast, Flair contemplated a pivotal betrayal against Sting during the match. Thompson shared that Flair, eager to inject a layer of intrigue, attempted to persuade him to lobby AEW President Tony Khan on his behalf.

Flair's pitch? A last-minute swerve where he would betray Sting, reigniting a storied rivalry that has captivated fans for decades. "Ric was adamant about turning on Sting one more time," Thompson recounted, noting Flair's persistence in trying to convince him to act as an intermediary with Khan.

Despite Flair's enthusiasm for the idea, he ultimately communicated his scheme directly to Khan, albeit suggesting Thompson's endorsement might sway the decision. Flair humorously argued that such a twist had been successful on numerous occasions in the past.

Throughout his career, Sting became synonymous with resilience, often facing betrayal, particularly at the hands of Flair and The Four Horsemen. In a turn of events at AEW Revolution, rather than executing the proposed betrayal, Flair chose to support Sting, only to find himself on the receiving end of The Young Bucks' superkicks.

This unfolding narrative adds another chapter to the enduring saga between Sting and Flair, highlighting the unpredictable nature of professional wrestling. As the industry moves forward, the legacy of these legends and their contributions to the sport's rich history continue to resonate with fans around the world.

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