If certain people are to be believed, Sting could hang up his boots soon. Having seemingly been forced to retire after his short but failed stint with WWE, the icon made a return to pro wrestling in AEW to rapturous support.
Sting has been used sparingly in-ring since debuting with AEW in December 2020. The former WCW Champion had also revealed to D Magazine that his contract expires this year and that he plans to hand up the face paint.
NEW: At 63 years old, Steve Borden is the pro wrestling lifer he swore he'd never become. But he won't retire to his ranch in Waxahachie just yet. Not until he writes the exit he's waited on for more than two decades.
— Mike Piellucci (@mikelikessports) January 12, 2023
More proof of the WWE Hall Of Famer retiring came in the form of another quote in the above piece, that of Nikita Koloff, who said:
“His wife worries. So do some of his friends. But they’re also curious. They, too, wonder how Sting’s story ends. “It’s like, How many Super Bowls do I need to win?” Koloff said. “When is enough, enough?”
The story added that:
“His deal with AEW expires sometime this year; he won’t say exactly when. When it ends, so will his time behind the face paint.”
Having more or less gotten confirmation from the horse’s mouth itself, perhaps fans would do well to enjoy whatever is left of Sting as a performer. If he were to step away this year, it would surely be the end of one of the most legendary careers in the business.