Appearing on AEW Dynamite tonight, Tony Schiavone announced that AEW Revolution, including Sting’s retirement match, will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. After making the announcement, Schiavone was soon joined by Sting and Ric Flair, with both men speaking about the importance of the upcoming night.
The Greensboro Coliseum is a venue with a great deal of history, especially for Sting and Flair. As referenced by Schiavone, the two wrestled one another in 1988 for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship – Sting’s first world title match. The 64-year-old will now wrestle his final match in the very same arena, with his old rival by his side.
“The big deal was – man, I was in the ring with ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair,” Sting said. “That was a make-or-break night for me way back when, and Ric – thank you, Ric. Ric put me on the map – bottom line, end of story, and I want to thank you for that, Ric.”
From there, Schiavone turned his attention to Flair. The controversial retired performer then delivered a spirited promo with a surprising amount of energy behind it.
“The words cannot be spoken to the volume and the emphasis of what’s about to take place in Greensboro, North Carolina,” Flair said. “Make no mistake; I did not make Sting. He made himself. Forty-five minutes, commercial-free, with me. Unthinkable.”
So far, the only thing announced for Revolution is Sting’s final match, and there are no details yet as to what it will entail. Darby Allin will almost certainly be present, though he will also be in the middle of preparing to climb Mount Everest next year. Allin and Sting have been paired together since Sting entered AEW in late 2020, and it would be quite the surprise if he weren’t involved in Sting’s retirement.