There was more than met the eyes to Sting’s rare appearance in a video on WWE RAW this past Monday. According to a report the Stinger has strong interest in jumping and WWE fans can start preparing to see him in 2014.
[adinserter block=”1″]I am sure I wasn’t the only one that found it a little odd to see Sting featured so heavily in a video on RAW profiling former world champions. The WWE has done plenty of these kinds of videos over the years and Sting was never given this much prominence. Well according to a new report this was more than just coincidence.
Dave Meltzer reported on his F4Wonline.com post-RAW podcast that Sting has sent feelers to the WWE. Meltzer reports that WWE officials are confident that he will sign with them when his TNA deal is up. This is big news although not entirely surprising given recent statements Sting has made on media interviews.
The seeds were certainly planted in that video package looking at the greatest world champions. When Sting comes (always an if to be fair until the contract is signed) he will be seen as a legend among new fans. If you are a Sting fan you couldn’t ask for a better way to get the ball rolling.
Sting has been out the last few weeks doing media for a new movie. In the past when asked about the WWE Sting gave polite answers but remained rather neutral. When asked about interest in the WWE, specifically a WrestleMania match against The Undertaker, Sting has put on his cards on the table and said he’s interested.
“It’s no secret. I’ve always wanted to wrestle Undertaker; I’ve said that for years. And who would not want to work WrestleMania.”
“It would be awesome to have had at least one match with him. Again, never say never. I’m happy right where I am at the moment and we’ll just see what unfolds here.”
These statements only came a few weeks ago so the new report is really not that surprising. I also heard rumblings that Sting was a little surprised to be booked to lose in a match where he could no longer challenge for the TNA world title. The Sting to WWE rumors have always been out there but I can’t recall a time where mutual interest has been this public between both sides.
Sting signs a one-year deal with TNA at the beginning of every year. Sting’s current deal should expire in time to have him debut around the Royal Rumble. Sting’s availability throws a real wrinkle into current WrestleMania plans. I don’t think he’s coming unless he’s wrestling The Undertaker. Brock Lesnar is already penciled in with the Dead Man should The Rock be unavailable.
What would happen if Sting is in and The Rock is out? Could they go with a Sting vs. Cena main-event instead and save Taker vs. Sting until the next WrestleMania? Both guys will be much older and there is just something special about doing this match at 30 instead of 31. Cena doesn’t have any strong challengers on the horizon so a Sting vs. Cena match actually makes more sense. Sting was somewhat introduced this past Monday as one of the greatest champions in history. But is that what Sting is coming for?
Regardless it will be interesting to see how Sting is booked in TNA going forward. The company has him for another five months and they appear committed to using him to get a new Main Event Mafia off the ground. If it truly is the end for Sting in TNA does the relationship end badly or do they Sting off with class?
[adinserter block=”2″]Sting on a reduced schedule could be a great thing for the WWE. You’d get fresh matches, some dream matches, without exposing Sting for being older and slower. Sting’s big worry in the past has been the WWE track record of burying ex-WCW guys. I would have to assume if Sting is coming that he has a personal guarantee that won’t be the case.
WrestleMania 30 just got that much bigger!
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