• “It could be Taker” – Sting On Why A Dream Match With The Undertaker Didn’t Happen In WWE
During a recent interview with Paste Magazine, WWE Hall Of Famer Sting was asked why a dream match with The Undertaker didn’t happen when he joined the WWE in 2014.
Here’s what Sting said:
“I wanted that to happen. I was very clear publicly, and I was very clear with WWE, as well. I wanted my last hurrah against Taker.
For whatever reason, it just never materialized. To this day, I honestly don’t know. I don’t even know, it could be Taker. Maybe Taker just never really wanted to work with me. Maybe they brought it up and he kind of snubbed his nose and said he didn’t really want to do that.
For whatever reason, even though Taker and I have always gotten along great. I don’t think he has issues with me, I certainly don’t have any issues with him.
I just have a great amount of respect for him. But I have no idea why that match never happened.”
The Wrestling Observer reported that Sting wanted to do a cinematic match with The Undertaker in WWE, but it never appealed to Vince McMahon.
In June 2020, The Undertaker had the following to say about a possible match with Sting (this was before he announced his in-ring retirement on the final episode of The Last Ride):
“Well, in this world, you never say never, but I think as great as it sounds on paper…and it does, I mean obviously that is a super marquee match, right?
But where I kind of differ from a lot of people is I look past the marquee value and I look on the ability to deliver.
So like you said, there’s so many people that are clamoring for that match that I just don’t know that the match could deliver on the people’s expectations.
And the only reason I say that, I’ll take full [responsibility], I don’t have the mobility or the same skill set that I once did that I would need to make that match great.
So there’s just certain things, it’s better left to the theater of the mind to actually put it out there. And then with the expectations being so high and the match not delivering, it would be a bigger disappointment than the match never happening at all.”
Speaking of Sting, he’ll have his first match in the ring after 6 years, this Sunday night at the AEW Double Or Nothing 2021 PPV (tap here to check out the complete match-card).
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 29, 1999) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the “WCW The Great American Bash 1999” PPV.
The card of the exclusive content can be found here:
– Kenny Kaos vs. Steve Armstrong
– Scotty Riggs vs. Lash LeRoux