During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, “The Vigilante” Sting was asked if he was brought into WWE to only put over talent. Sting noted that he had his time back in the day and it’s not about him anymore.
Here’s what he said: “I had my time. There’s no question about that. For a guy my age to be where I am right now is, to me, next to impossible. And yet, I’m here. It’s not about Sting, not anymore. You’re asking a straight-up question, I’ll give ya a straight-up answer. That’s it, and I am just fine with that.”
Sting then talked about if he has any regrets about signing with WWE last year:
“It has been gratifying. After 30 years, I’ve learned to really appreciate the fans and the wrestlers and everybody in the whole industry a lot more. I held off on doing [public appearances] until WWE, and now I’m picking and choosing some things that I’m doing here and there, Comic-Cons and whatever. And the fans are so respectful, so there’s a much higher level of appreciation now than there ever was.”
Sting then talked about presenting both the serious & joker Sting during his feud with Seth Rollins:
“I suppose it is. This is one of the things I always try to tell the younger guys when they ask for advice. I try to tell them to step outside of their comfort zones, try something different. “Joker Sting” – some people loved it, some people hated it. To this day, some people say, “I wish you’d go back to the blond flat-top haircut.” Don’t have enough hair anymore for that. That ain’t gonna happen.
No more neon colors. And some people just want the Crow, and, “Oh, just go up to the rafters, we wanna see that again.” You can’t please everybody all the time, that’s for sure, and I can’t say that I have blown it or failed over the years by trying different things and trying to evolve and show different sides of my character. Hopefully, it’s working.”
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