Anyone that watches wrestling knows that last year at Night of Champions, the icon known as Sting suffered a serious neck injury against Seth Rollins. Since then, he hasn’t really been seen, but he is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. Not even a week ago, it was revealed that he would be retiring for good from wrestling. Well, Sting is now speaking out on his rumored retirement and also saying who he still wants to fight at WrestleMania.
TMZ recently announced that the 56-year-old Sting was going to be retiring from the ring for good because his neck was “too jacked up.” Apparently, several doctors all have agreed that it was just too dangerous for him to ever get back in the ring again.
Sting’s neck injury is known as cervical spinal stenosis, and it is the same situation that caused Edge to retire from wrestling in 2011. That report states Sting will make his official announcement at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on April 2.
Well, that is if Sting is really retiring.
If Sting were to retire and never wrestle again, he would not only finish his career without ever having won the WWE Title, but also with a 0-2 record in the company. While retirement due to his age and neck injury is possible, Sting is saying it isn’t a done deal as of yet.
He recently spoke with WWE about everything and revealed he spoke with two neurologists. One was in Houston and the other is WWE’s own Dr. Joseph Maroon. Both said that he was not having the usual side effects related to the type of injury he has, and he’s actually feeling quite normal.
When asked about his spinal stenosis, he seemed quite adamant about his feelings on it all.
“I am not saying that is inaccurate. I’m agreeing there probably is spinal stenosis or cervical spinal stenosis. I have had certain doctors tell me, ‘You know, so many athletes of all ages, they’ve got this. They deal with it to some degree or another.’ I had one doctor here tell me, “You’re fine, you’re okay — you don’t have anything to worry about.’ And then wrestlers say, ‘I’d see this doctor.’ ‘No, I’d see this one over there.’ I’m telling you, it’s just craziness. So I’m thinking, as long as I’m feeling good, why am I going to do anything? And the one thing everyone has said is don’t go under the knife unless you absolutely have to.”
With some doctors telling Sting that he doesn’t have anything to worry about, that may not mean he’s ready to retire just yet.
Sting went on to say that he “actually did not have surgery” of any kind as of yet. He states he is “feeling really good,” and that currently, he’s all normal. He does wish that this setback from last September hadn’t happened or else he would have had a role at WrestleMania 32.
That being said, WWE asked him about performing at WrestleMania this year, and Sting said he would have been there. He also knows who his opponent would be. Well, that is, if he would have had his own way.
“Yes. If I had my way, yes, of course. I would have loved to have done one more WrestleMania and I would have called it quits at that point. The Undertaker match — that’s what I wanted to do.”
Sting continued on and said, “everyone knew that I definitely wanted to have that one match.” It really seems as if WWE may have had the plans in place for the dream match between The Undertaker and Sting to finally happen at WrestleMania.
If it comes down to it and Sting needs to retire from wrestling and WWE due to his neck injury, then it would be fully understood. That wouldn’t make it any less disappointing as fans would love to see him take on The Undertaker at a WrestleMania, but it may end up always being a dream match.
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