Sting had made his much-anticipated WWE debut last year at Survivor Series ending having about with WWE CEO Triple H. They also headlined Wrestlemania 31 that was an epic showdown indeed. We were expecting something more from “The Vigilante” in the coming weeks. WWE too had some plans around him, but all of that is gone now as the 56 years old had suffered a serious concussion at the Night of Champions PPV.
On the 21st September Night at the Toyota Center when the main event was in progress Seth Rollins gave Sting a “buckle bomb” by throwing him into the turnbuckle when he injured his neck seriously. We saw him collapse down immediately after that. Replays showed his head and neck whipped violently into the top turnbuckle, he barely could stand after that. The video link is here:
Though Sting had completed the match successfully but unable to capture the title from Seth Rollins. Sting had already been pushed through a table before that where his head was bounced with a camera. Probably it started from there and grew furthermore after that buckle bomb. He was seriously in pain after putting the submission hold “Scorpion death lock” at the end of the match which Rollins reversed back to pin the legend.
As per the doctor’s view, the WCW legend was not cleared at all to compete in a near future. Though reports showed no fractures in his head or neck, but he was in significant pain at the time of release from a hospital. His manager also confirmed about his injuries after his match.
Recently in WWE.Com interview The Icon had spoken about his health where he stated “I had tingling, numbness down both arms, all the way to my fingertips. And then, later in the match, I just fell wrong, whatever it was, and this time [the tingling and numbness] went down both arms and into my legs, and I couldn’t feel my legs too well. They just felt like rubber. I don’t know how to describe it. I had to go down on all fours there for a minute, get my composure.” About returning possibilities, he added it should be right scenario for him and his health should permit him given his age is a notable thing.
WWE has not officially stated anything about his retirement yet. But earlier this week WWE has released a DVD containing his whole career which is a good indication that his career is already over. As for fans like us we would love to see the dream match Undertaker vs. Sting at Wrestle Mania but it seems it will remain a dream. After 30 years down his career, his body may not allow him to do wrestle ever again.