Tony Khan Criticises WWE's Booking Of Sting
Tony Khan was not a fan of how Sting was used in WWE
For all that Sting has shone since joining AEW in 2020, it has cast a further shadow on his brief in-ring run in WWE, with 'The Icon’s' booking during his long-awaited WWE run criticised by many.
One of those critics comes in the shape of Tony Khan, with the AEW President saying the following about Sting’s WWE run during an article on Sting’s career in D Magazine:
“He definitely had a lot more to offer than he’d be asked or allowed to show,” said Khan. “To know that a wrestling company could have somebody like Sting - or really, specifically, Sting himself, because there’s nobody like Sting - under contract, and he would want to work, and they wouldn’t want to use him, it makes no sense to me. I don’t care what company it is, what time. I don’t care how many people you have under contract. If Sting wants to be active, and you have Sting on your roster, why wouldn’t you utilise him?”
Whilst WWE did treat Sting like a big deal, they didn’t book him accordingly, with Sting losing his debut WWE match against Triple H at WrestleMania 31, a decision that was met with outcry by fans. Sting would go on to get a win over Seth Rollins and the Big Show alongside John Cena, but would only manage a DQ win over Show in singles competition, and would suffer an at-the-time career-ending injury during a defeat to WWE Champion Seth Rollins at Night of Champions 2015.