Although the recent return of Shawn Michaels after eight years away from the ring proves that anything is possible in WWE whilst they are promoting shows funded by Saudi Arabia, chances are the one dream match everyone has wanted to see for decades, Sting vs. The Undertaker, will never happen.
However, things might have been very different if Sting had not been gotten injured against Seth Rollins at Night Of Champions ’15, as the man himself told The Apter Chat recently:
“It’s a dream match for sure for wrestling fans all over the world and it was a dream match for me too. I’ve never heard The Undertaker reciprocate that once, so I don’t know how he feels about it exactly, but I always wanted to have one match with him.
But by the time I got my foot in the door with WWE, even at my first WrestleMania, I had hopes that some [way] or another, I could end up doing [it]. And I wanted it to be my last match, against Undertaker, to go out like that. And I think there was probably potential for it to happen, and then, I got hurt!”
I mean, I was just doing one-offs with them. I was making it known that I would like to have that last match with Taker. And then, one time in Albany, they had pretty much signed [a match] with Brock and Taker, so that one was already done.
And we just couldn’t, for whatever reason, get it to happen. And I don’t have all the reasons. I just know that it never happened, obviously. And I wanted it to.”
Sleight of hand, special effects and holograms
Sting noted that had he not been hurt in the Rollins match and forced to call time on his career sooner than he might have liked, then he would have pushed hard for a WrestleMania showdown with Undertaker the following year.
If Sting had got his wish then the build up could have been something special, as he explained:
“I had so many ideas that developed over a couple of decades based on his character and my character and some of the ideas I had in my head. Someday, someone’s going to do some pretty cool stuff like that with characters that are similar, and it all has to do with sleight of hand, and special effects, and holograms…
Oh man, I had some ideas that would’ve rocked everybody. I mean, it would have matched his character and mine. And I believe it would leave people with their jaws open. They would’ve been very, very entertained.”
Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that we will ever know what those ideas were. Unless the Saudi Prince can somehow convince WWE to forego its wellness policy and permit Sting to wrestle one last time. Hey, never say never in wrestling.
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