One of the biggest dream matches in WWE history that could have happened but never did involves WCW icon Sting and WWE icon The Undertaker. There were rumors that the match could have happened at both WrestleMania 31 and WrestleMania 32 but it never happened. Sting was interviewed at a recent Comic Con in Detroit and admitted that there was a third WrestleMania they could have wrestled and then explained why they didn’t ever face off in the WWE dream match.
Sting said that a match against The Undertaker was his dream match, as well as a dream match for many fans. He entered the WWE in 2015 but instead of facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania 31, Sting wrestled – and lost – to Triple H.
After that, Sting received his first ever WWE world title match when he wrestled Seth Rollins at Night of Champions in 2015 and his career ended after that match. Seth Rollins hit two different buckle bombs to Sting, and the icon said he knew something was wrong after the first one.
The buckle bombs caused Sting to suffer a neck injury and his career ended. Sting never got the chance to wrestle The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32, which he said was the plans.
“I always wanted to wrestle Undertaker. That was a worldwide dream match, I think, and it was my dream match too. I always wanted to do that with Taker, just one time. I thought it would’ve been a good way to go out, but you know, I hurt my neck and the rest is history.”
Instead of Sting vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33, in Sting’s hometown of Dallas, Sting entered the WWE Hall of Fame that year instead. The Undertaker meanwhile faced Bray Wyatt at that WrestleMania and then ended his career at WrestleMania this year against Roman Reigns.
However, that wasn’t the only time that Sting vs. The Undertaker could have happened at a WrestleMania event and an injury wasn’t the reason it didn’t happen the first time. The first time that Sting could have battled The Undertaker was back at WrestleMania XXVII.
This was four years before Sting competed at his first WrestleMania match with Triple H. It was also five years before Sting was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. With The Undertaker being a dream match for Sting, he wasn’t interested at the time and rejected the match, basically proving he was responsible for missing out on his own dream match.
In an interview with Daily Star back in 2011, Sting explained what happened and said that, at the time, he was happy that he made his decision. The offer the WWE made was a match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 27 and induction into the WWE Hall of Fame that year.
“It’s a dream match that fans would want to see. It was close. I’m glad things turned out the way they did. Let’s just say that I turned it down for the same reasons I always have. Something in me never trusted what would happen up there, based entirely on the track record with other WCW guys and everything that went on after Vince bought WCW.”
Sting has since said that he wishes that he had joined the WWE sooner and that his experiences with the company exceeded his expectations. However, looking at that earlier quote, and considering the fact that Sting lost to Triple H in his only WrestleMania match, his concerns about how WWE treats former WCW stars was grounded in fact.
It almost seems sad to think that Sting vs. The Undertaker could have happened back in 2011 but didn’t because of the lack of trust Sting had for the WWE. It is even sadder to know a match with The Undertaker it almost happened again a few years later but an accident in the ring ended Sting’s career.
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