During a recent Q&A session, Sting answered questions related to his retirement announcement at the WWE Hall of Fame 2016 ceremony, his dream match & more.
Below are the highlights:
On announcing his retirement during his WWE Hall of Fame speech:
“I didn’t know if I was going to make any kind of announcement until I did it at the Hall of Fame. I was wavering, I was kind of back-and-forth on it.
I got hurt wrestling Seth Rollins, and the neurosurgeons and everybody were saying I needed surgery, and then I had trouble with cervical spinal stenosis, or whatever they call it, and there were two areas in my neck that were really messed up bad, although I don’t have any pain or side-effects.
One more bad fall and it’s not going to be good for me, so I just thought enough was enough.”
On who would he like to face if he could have one more match?
“Undertaker. Now do I regret not leaving sooner for WWE? That’s actually a good question, but a tough one to answer. On one side, it’s easy to say, ‘Yeah, I wish I would have gone earlier.’
On the other hand, I really don’t have any regrets. But my dream match for more than a decade, or maybe two decades, was to have a good match against ‘Taker. I always wanted to have that.”
On his toughest opponents:
“One of the toughest opponents I had in the early days was Big Van Vader. But in my later years, it was Kurt Angle. They called him ‘The Machine,’ and Kurt is a machine.
He just does not stop. He’s pretty relentless and very physical. You’ve got to be at the top of your game to wrestle Kurt. He is a perfectionist and demands a lot of everyone around him.”
For those who don’t know, the Dream Match between The Undertaker and Sting actually happened in WCW back in 1990 (but this was before Taker was known as The Undertaker).
Below is a fake, yet very realistic footage of Sting taking on The Undertaker (known as “Mean” Mark Callous then) in WCW: