The wrestling icon known as Sting suffered a big-time injury at Night of Champions, and many pretty much believed that officially ended his career. He’s 0-2 during his time in WWE, and the hope was that he would be in action at WrestleMania 32, but it’s been recently revealed that he now needs neck surgery. Still, don’t rule him out just yet.
At Night of Champions, Sting suffered a scary injury in his match with Seth Rollins, and many thought he was done. Since the injury in late September, Sting hasn’t been seen, but word has come about that he’s been doing well and has been healing up nicely.
Well, Sting was recently a guest on Ric Flair’s WOOOOO! Nation podcast, and the two legends talked about a number of topics. One was obviously going to be the health of Sting, and that was when he revealed that neck surgery was a necessity.
“MRI’s and neurologists have been looking at it, Dr. Maroon out of Pittsburgh, he’s looked at it. He’s telling me that I’ll have to have a surgery. The dust only in the last couple weeks has kind of started to settle a little bit for me, just trying to get so much done in life but now it’s time to go get this thing taken care of.
“I guess it’s called cervical spinal stenosis. That’s what it is. I have two areas in my neck where the spinal canal, which holds the spinal cord, it’s kind of choked off in two different locations. Lucky that a catastrophe didn’t happen that night, long story short.”
The “night” he is speaking of is when he took on Seth Rollins for the WWE Title at Night of Champions. It really was a frightening situation that night and one that concerned a lot of people, especially after Sting literally collapsed in the ring.
With this revelation, it is believed that Sting was definitely out for an unknown amount of time and that WrestleMania 32 was completely out of the question. It’s just not believed that a match is possible and that he could compete in the ring with anyone.
Still, he shouldn’t be counted out just yet.
Cageside Seats is reporting that Sting may very well still be at WrestleMania 32 even if not as an in-ring competitor. He is originally from California, but now calls Dallas his hometown, and that just so happens to be where the major Pay-Per-View is taking place.
This is such a big reason why rumors of Sting vs. The Undertaker persisted for so long as the “Deadman” is also a native Texan.
WWE, on their own, has teased a match between the two wrestling legends for months and months now. While it seems almost totally out of the question for Sting to wrestle at the event now, it doesn’t mean he won’t be present and involved.
Sting, if healthy and healed up enough, could be at WrestleMania 32 and deliver a promo or get involved in a match of some way or even begin a program. It doesn’t seem like The Undertaker is going to be retiring anytime soon as some have thought, so maybe that most-wanted match with Sting is still in the cards.
If Sting can walk, then you can almost be sure that he’ll be at WrestleMania 32 doing something.
The WWE run in Sting’s career has not been the most successful as of yet, and some doubt it ever will be. Still, his neck surgery may bring him back better than ever and allow him to not just be a part of WrestleMania 32, but carry on for a few more years.
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