Sting Expresses Regret At Missing Out On Match With WWE Legend

Sting standing in AEW ring

Sting reflects on the one that got away.

At AEW Revolution, Sting will bring down the curtain on a hall-of-fame career that has spanned almost 40 years. During that time he clashed with many of the biggest names to ever grace the sport, often more than once.

However, there was one huge match that got away.

A dream match between Sting and The Undertaker had been rumoured and speculated upon for decades, but The Icon resisted overtures from WWE until 2014. But despite the pair being past their physical best by that point, fans — and Sting, held out hope a match would still happen.

Speaking in a new interview with Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports, the AEW star admitted hoping that his matches in WWE would eventually lead to a showdown with The Deadman.

“I think if it was done right, it could have been a night, for sure, everyone would remember and never forget, They would be talking about it to this day. But it just was not going to happen.

I thought, ‘Well, maybe if I get my foot in the door, we’ll see what happens.’ So I got my foot in the door,” Sting said. “We did a WrestleMania with Triple H and then Vince called and said, ‘Hey, I want you to have a world title match with Seth. Would you be willing to do that?’ ‘Yeah, I’d be willing to do that.’ Still, in hopes that somehow I could get in there with Taker.”

Sting Rues Missed Opportunity

Sting added that he often thought about how a match between the pair would play out, commenting that it would have made his career.

“I had so many ideas over the years,” Sting said. “A lot of times, smoke and mirrors aren’t good things. But in our situation, I think with his gimmick and the mystiques of his character and mine, we couldn’t have enough smoke and mirrors. I think it definitely would have been a night that people remembered. Man, I would have loved to have seen that.

If I could have had that match alone, I would have been great. I wouldn’t have had to do anything else.”

On the February 28th episode of AEW Dynamite, Sting closed the show with a throwback to his WCW days by descending from the rafters. Once the show went off the air, the veteran recalled performing the stunt earlier in his career in the same building, thanking fans for their support.