Tonight, Sting will take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of the 2016 class. Some believe it will be the time he officially announces his retirement from all of wrestling due to his age and injuries that are too much to overcome. Then again, there are rumors floating around that he will be at WrestleMania 32 on Sunday, get involved in the Hell in a Cell match, and set up a dream match with The Undertaker that is a long time coming.
UPDATE – 11:35 p.m. – Sting announced his retirement at tonight’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony
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It’s not entirely known if he will announce tonight that he’s hanging it up his boots and that he has wrestled his final match. Sting could very well say that he’s retiring or he could keep it very subtle and leave the door open.
Rumors now are that he will be at WrestleMania 32, but that should come as no surprise. The WWE Hall of Fame class is introduced to the live crowd every single year, and Sting will walk out and accept his ovation for being inducted and that could be it.
On another note though, Sting could do much more.
A big debut or shocking return is rumored to be taking place on the pay-per-view on Sunday, and Sting’s name has come up. Then again, so have the names of NXT Champion Finn Balor and former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Bill Goldberg.
There has also been talk that John Cena won’t just make an appearance at WrestleMania 32, but that he will get himself involved in a match. It’s believed that it could be the Hell in a Cell match, and he may cause The Undertaker to lose to squash The Authority.
While that would make an interesting “Legend vs. Legend” match, and one that was originally planned, there is another that fans want to see more, and before it is too late.
Forbes is reporting that it is rumored and possible for Sting to get involved in the Hell in a Cell match between Shane McMahon and The Undertaker. Sting could side with Shane-O Mac, stomp down Vince McMahon and The Authority, and cause Undertaker to lose.
This would, of course, start a feud between Sting and The Undertaker with the dream match finally happening at WrestleMania 33 next year in Orlando.
Yes, the stipulation for Sunday is that if The Undertaker loses, he will never have another match at WrestleMania again. Give it a year for that match to happen and there will be something done storyline-wise to let Undertaker have another WrestleMania match.
Should this dream match come into play, then don’t expect Sting to wrestle again until that one match. WWE will not chance him getting injured again, especially once this match is set up.
It’s not just the dream match that the fans want, but one that Sting wants more than anything too. In a recent interview with Crave Online, he said that match is still the way he wants his career to end.
“I want that dream match with Undertaker. I’ve been outspoken about that. The whole world knows that I’ve always wanted to do that so it would be kind of cool to go out like that.”
Those words don’t generally sound like the words of someone who is about to announce his retirement.
Is Sting officially done? Will he interfere in the Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania 32 and cause The Undertaker to lose? If he did, it would set up the dream match that fans have wanted for as long as those wrestlers have been around. More may be known by the time the Hall of Fame ceremony is done on Saturday night, but never say never in wrestling.
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