Former WWE (and WCW) star Bill Goldberg recently appeared on Chuck Carroll’s The Turnbuckle Weekly (reported here via Wrestling Inc.) and stated his thoughts on Sting (aka Steve Borden) making an in-ring return at some point in the future.
According to Goldberg, you can’t just assume that Sting will ever wrestle in the WWE. He explained, “It’s a guy like Sting. It’s a guy like me that makes decisions not based upon wrestling logic, but based upon individual needs and desires. There’s a lot that plays into these things. It’s taken him this long to be a member of the WWE. He’s surely not going to make a hasty decision about anything.”
Pausing for a moment to let that soak in, we’ve got to admit that Bill Goldberg is right on the money, and it’s further concerning that with each day we move closer to WrestleMania 31, bringing Sting back to the ring for that event would seem more and more like a hasty decision.
Continuing, “You never know what WWE is doing. You never know what any of these guys are doing. You don’t know if they’re publicizing it to ramp up for an in-ring return or an appearance of if they’re just hinting at it so that they can sell more video games. You just never know.”
While we wouldn’t say Goldberg’s comments completely discount the possibility of a Sting in-ring appearance with WWE, he doesn’t seem as sold on it as some of our writers have been in the past, and we’re with him.
Look at where Sting stands today. He’s doing well financially. While he’s in decent shape for a 50+er, he’s quickly approaching 60 years of age, and his matches at TNA demanded a slower pace in order for him to hang with the talented young roster over there. The longer he goes without actually stepping into the ring, the more of a disservice he will do to himself when and if he actually does it. And the only opponent fans (and himself) will talk about is the Undertaker, who proved at WrestleMania 30 that his time is up.
A Sting vs. The Undertaker match is certainly not WrestleMania material any more, and it’s hard to imagine that Sting would want his first, and possibly only, appearance in a WWE ring to be a dud where the audience starts chanting, “This-is-bo-ring!,” clap-clap-clapclapclap.
Our prediction: Sting will never wrestle with the WWE. He will sell a lot of video games, though, and he’ll probably make for one heck of an ambassador with the company.
What do you think, readers? Will Sting ever wrestle in the WWE? If so, who do you think he should face?