Sting Suffers Possible Career-Ending Injury at WWE Night of Champions 2015
WWE Night of Champions 2015 may have featured the final match for a future Hall of Famer. In the main event, WCW legend Sting went one-on-one with Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. However, while the match exceeded even the most modest expectations, the ending to the match was hampered by what could be a career-ending injury.
Long story short, Rollins powerbombed Sting into the turnbuckle late in the match, and the impact knocked the wind out of the challenger. In fact, Sting struggled to stay on his feet in the moments after the spot, collapsing after Rollins whipped him into the ropes. Doctors entered the ring and checked on Sting to determine if he could continue the match or not. After several minutes, the match was resumed, and Sting was eventually defeated when Rollins countered a Scorpion Deathlock into a small package pin to retain the WWE championship. However, while Sting was cleared to finish the match, Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has stated that the injury is potentially career-threatening.
“It could be the end of his career,” Meltzer stated in the latest edition of Observer Radio. He would later go on to claim, “It could be it. We’ll see.”
Regardless, I think it’s clear the 56-year-old doesn’t need to be having any more high impact matches like this. At the very least, he doesn’t need to be getting powerbombed into the turnbuckles or getting put through tables anymore, at his age. We hope the best for Sting either way. The man is a legitimate legend, and he deserves to go out on his own terms. Here’s hoping he gets that chance.
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