Ric Flair Wanted To Turn Heel On Sting One Last Time In AEW

Ric Flair wanted to turn heel in AEW and betray Sting

Sting’s retirement from professional wrestling officially took place at AEW Revolution 2024 last week when he and Darby Allin successfully defended the AEW World Tag Team Titles against The Young Bucks. 

In the months preceding this and in the match itself, Ric Flair was by the side of Sting, and even teased an alliance with The Young Bucks, which didn’t come to fruition. However, if it were up to Flair, he would have apparently gone through with the heel turn, and much like he has done many times in the past, turned his back on Sting. 

On the What Happened When podcast, Conrad Thompson revealed that Flair wanted to make the turn. 

“In talking to The Nature Boy, boy, he desperately wanted to turn on Sting. 'Conrad, will you go talk to Tony [Tony Khan]? You're friends with him. Just go talk to him.' 'What are you talking about?' 'Just go talk to him, try to convince him me turning on Sting is best for business.' I go, 'Ric, you work here, you're in the storyline. I think maybe...' 'I told him! I told him I should turn. I think if he hears it from you.' 'I'm not going to talk to Tony about this.' 'No, no, seriously, hear me out. Hit him with this line, Tony, it's only worked ten other times.' 'I think that's why he doesn't want to do it.' 'What do you mean?' 'You've done it ten times.' 'One more.' That right there is Ric Flair in a nutshell. 'One more’”. 

Throughout their time in WCW together, Flair turning on Sting was an infamous trope that happened more than once, and Flair wanted a repeat of that for history’s sake. 

H/T Fightful

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