In his K&S WrestleFest, Eric Bischoff talked about interesting topics of the wrestling scene. One of the topics was who he would like to see in "The Icon" Sting's face retirement match. Ric Flair is one of the names that was first on his mind.
“Ric Flair [smiles] I don’t know if that’s gonna happen, but that’s what I’d like to see. You didn’t ask me if who I think it would be. You asked me who I’d like to see. I’d like to see [Sting face] Ric Flair”.
Eric Bischoff and Chris Jericho
Bischoff also believes that Chris Jericho is one of the options, given that they have not had a match before and he has a certain history. “I don’t know. Chris Jericho? I don’t think they’ve ever had a match, and there’s history there.
That’d be kind of cool. I’m sure there would be a great story with Darby Allin, right? So it depends on what you’re going for and how you want to present it. Do you want to present it as part of an angle or a storyline, or do you want to present it just as a celebration, acknowledging everything that Sting’s done, which is what I suspect that they’ll do, and it’ll be more of a dream match kind of format or presentation, which, there’s nothing wrong with that, in my opinion in this case”.
Bischoff commented on the option of Sting staying in AEW after the retirement match. “Oh yeah….Could he [stay with AEW]? Probably if he wanted to, but I don’t think think he needs the money, and I don’t think he needs the money, and I think he’s physically got to the point, and just at his age, much like I am, I say I don’t want to be away from home”.