WWE Star Sting Finally Speaks Out On Career-Threatening Injury
WWE star Sting is currently recovering from an injury sustained in the main event at the Night of Champions event this past Sunday. After taking a powerbomb into the turnbuckle from WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Sting struggled to stand, and even required doctors to check on him before he could be cleared to finish the match. In the aftermath of the event, many began to wonder if the match might prove to be the 56-year-old legend’s last.
Well, Sting spoke out on his condition in an interview with WWE.com, addressing the possibility of his career coming to an end, as well as revealing to fans just what happened after the WWE championship match:
I was out in the hospital — out like a light. They had a neck brace on me, and they were pumping me with [medication] to get me out of pain. I had to do a CT scan and an MRI. They ended up talking to my wife, and I have some details from my wife, but I have to talk to the doctors. They mentioned cervical spinal stenosis, but that’s only part of what I heard. I don’t know if there’s anything else. The doctor did tell my wife, ‘He’s going to have to get this dealt with. He’s lucky he walked out of there.’
Bottom line, 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. I was a little … I was worried.
Long term, well, I’m just going to take care of the short term first and see how the long term might play out.
However, Sting remained evasive when asked if the match against Seth Rollins would prove to be his final match.
WWE.COM: Well, where does that leave Sting? Was this your last match?
STING: I hate it when I’m asked that question because the answer truly is a question mark, and the question mark is as bold as it could ever be at this point.
WWE.COM: Wait and see?
STING: Yeah, for now.
So, ultimately, Sting’s well-being will require a wait-and-see approach. Regardless, we’re pulling for ya, Stinger! Personally, I’d love to see him in the ring, perhaps against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 32. That said, his health is far more important than any one match, so if he can’t safely perform and guarantee he’ll come out of it in one piece, then I wouldn’t blame him for hanging it up. The man has had a career that spans over thirty years. He doesn’t really have anything left to prove.
Anyway, for more WWE news, find out what Ronda Rousey’s plans are for Wrestlemania 32!