The news comes in an interview published today on the Baltimore Sun website. Kevin Eck asked Steve Borden about his reaction when he saw the infamous 2.21.11 videos on WWE RAW and if the two sides even talked. Sting gave Eck a very interesting answer.
So there you have it. Apparently Sting was a lot closer than people thought after all to coming into the WWE. It is ironic because several people in the wrestling media reported that Sting and the WWE were hardly close at all. Yet at one point a New York newspaper published a story reporting that Sting had signed a contract with the WWE. It looks like the truth lies in between.
With all due respect to Sting, I think this whole scenario played out for the better. Sting’s age really caught up with him during his initial return to TNA Wrestling. He was slower and just looked a lot older than ever before during his career. Seeing Sting in the WWE in 2011 wouldn’t have been pretty. The demands on him in the WWE would have been much different than the demands on him in TNA Wrestling.
I don’t even want to think about what Sting vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania 27 would have looked like. The Undertaker came into WrestleMania beaten up with lingering injuries. Putting Sting in there with the Dead Man could have been a Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar moment for the WWE. It hardly would have been anywhere close to the caliber match that Triple H vs. The Undertaker was.
I think it is fair to say that we will probably never see Sting in a WWE ring. It is an interesting story if you think about it because at one time or another most of the big WCW superstars of the 1990s appeared at least once on a WWE show. Sting is the exception and I think it actually enhances his aura and legacy a little bit. If he wasn’t in by WrestleMania 27 I don’t think he is ever coming.
Speaking of Hardy, Sting also talks with Eck about the incident with Jeff Hardy at TNA Victory Road. Quite frankly he doesn’t say anything earth shattering, but it is interesting to read his take on what went down during that controversial night.
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