Sting does not want to wrestle when he is 80 years old, and definitely wants to retire before that.
The former WCW veteran recently appeared on Nikita Koloff’s The Man Up podcast and talked about his wrestling career. Among other things, they brought up Lou Thesz. Regarded as one of the greatest ever, Thesz had his final in-ring performance in 1990, which made him one of the only two pro wrestlers to have wrestled in seven different decades.
Sting made it clear that is not what he wants for himself.
“He (Lou Thesz) was around for decades… Lord, please don’t allow me to be 80 and wrestle. No, thank you. At 80, you just have a bunch of guys running into your fist and that’s about all you can do. Either that, or just a lot of good talk.”
Sting’s Future Plan in Pro Wrestling
When Lou Thesz wrestled for the last time, he was 74 years of age. He battled against his protege Masahiro Chono in Japan, where he is known as Tetsujin meaning ‘Iron Man’, for his speed and strength.
Sting is 61 years old now.
Shocking would be an understatement for the reaction his return to wrestling on AEW Dynamite: Winter is Coming had garnered. He has been making regular appearances since then. Even though he has signed a full-time contract, he has been taking on mentorship roles in AEW with the likes of Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin, who said he had gotten some advice from Sting as well.
Sting is yet to have any matches in AEW.
In a recent interview with AEW Unrestricted, Sting said that he would love to give it back to the wrestling business and be of any help he possibly can.
“I would like to mentor some of these guys and be any kind of help I possibly can. Even though it has changed, I still get it and I’d like to be a part of helping some of these guys get better.”
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