Pro wrestling veteran Kevin Sullivan recently spoke on his “Tuesday with the Taskmaster podcast ” podcast about a variety of professional wrestling topics including why he would have “The Icon” Sting lose his final match at AEW Revolution 2024.
Sullivan said, “This is going to sound silly to a lot of wrestling fans. Did Ali win his last fight? Did he win his last two fights? If you want to start sucking people back to the other side, you can lose on the decision. I think in his last seven fights, he never got a knockout and it didn’t hurt him because people still remember him being Ali. Actually, it made him bigger than he was, because he came out of the dressing room, Parkinson’s, with a lot of health issues, but he gave it the ‘All-American’ try. ‘God bless him.’”
Sullivan also talked about how it really doesn’t matter who Sting faces as that person’s popularity will rise.
Sullivan said, “It really doesn’t matter [who wrestles Sting]. Whoever goes over, whether it’s Darby winning or somebody else, it’s going to raise the other guy’s popularity. Then when they go to embrace [Sting], there won’t be a dry eye in the house.”
You can check out the complete podcast below.
(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)