Sting fans are getting restless. Fans of the former TNA and WCW champion have been told that Sting is coming to the WWE. Reports indicate he is on the way but it may be best to temper your expectations because you won’t see a lot of the stinger inside the ring.
“There is a working idea that he does one WWE match and then retires, which everyone presumes at this point will be with Undertaker at WrestleMania 31 in Santa Clara. Whether this is made clear at Mania itself, at Raw the next day, or at some point closer to the show is unclear. Right now the only thing confirmed is the idea is Sting will do one last match. The idea he’s studying Undertaker tapes would lead one to believe it would be that match.”
Meltzer also reports that Sting is booked for a convention signing on WrestleMania weekend at WrestleCon. The report indicates that the promoters were told that Sting is not expected at Mania or at RAW the following day. Meltzer speculates that if Sting appearing in either location is meant to be kept secret, the promoters could wind up being worked by Sting and company to help keep it on the down low.
The idea of signing Sting to only one match is interesting. It is even more intriguing that Sting would leave TNA Wrestling now and sit out for a year, not wrestling again until he is 57 years old. If this is the plan, why not just stay in TNA until January 2015? There is always the likely possibility that TNA didn’t want him back as part of a cost-cutting move.
I have to be honest and tell you that the idea of seeing 57-year old Sting against a banged up Undertaker at WrestleMania 31 is not very appealing. The pressure on these guys would be enormous to pull off a match that even comes close to meeting the hype. I just don’t see it being a possibility, especially if the angle kicks off at Mania or the day after, thus giving this match a full year build.
At the same time it is probably the most logical use of Sting at his age. He looks great for his age but he is slower and after all, he is 55. Sting in a very small dose could pay big dividends. Whether the WWE has the conviction to hold the Stinger out for an entire year is the bigger question in my mind.
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