Tony Khan discussed Sting’s run in AEW in a recent interview on Talk Is Jericho.
Here is what he had to say:
“I had a prior relationship with Sting. He didn’t reach out to me until his agreement expired. I knew him and he has a great son, Steve Jr,. who was a great tight end at Kentucky. He is a really very nice young man. He tried out for the Jags, and he had a knee injury. Also, I don’t think they utilized him enough at Kentucky because he was a good player and definitely someone who deserved a look in the NFL. He had a great tryout with us. I think if he had come in healthy, he could have had a good chance at being a good NFL player. He is a really nice person too.
“I had talked to Sting back then, probably over five or six years ago. So, I’ve known him a long time. He’s a great person. When he became available, it made all the sense in the world, and I thought it would be great to sign Steve to an agreement to come in. We talked and now we’re doing exactly what I wanted to do and what he wanted to do. I think it’s worked out great. It’s great for us, and he’s really happy too. He’s been really optimistic, and I think he’s having a really good time.
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