Sting’s wrestling career is over. This is according to TMZ Sports.
Sting suffered a neck injury during his WWE Championship match against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions last September. Following this match, the former WCW and TNA World Heavyweight Champion was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis; a condition that affects the nerves and causes severe pain and discomfort.
Sting, now 56 years old, will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 2 in Dallas, Texas. TMZ reports that Sting may officially announce his retirement from in-ring action during the ceremony. Sting is apparently open to a non-physical role with WWE, but a formal offer has yet to be made.
Mark’s reaction: It’s sad to hear, but definitely the right call for The Stinger. Although his time in WWE was a disappointment to many, he’s had a terrific 30-year career and is one of the most recognizable faces in all of wrestling. It’s unfortunate that The Man Called Sting never got a WrestleMania win, but I guess getting inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame is the next best thing. Thank you for the years of hard work and entertainment Sting! You are truly a wrestling icon.