Sting has let it slip that he didn't originally want to wrestle someone like Seth Rollins, it has been revealed.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, via Marc Middleton of Wrestling Inc, 'The Icon' has admitted that when he signed his deal with the WWE he never wanted to "put over" an up-and-coming guy like Rollins.
The news comes as a shock, seeing as Sting is booked to face Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of the Night of Champions Pay-Per-View this Sunday.
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"To be straight with you, no," Sting said, after being asked if he wanted to work with Rollins and other young stars.
However, the veteran did go on to admit that when Vince McMahon and Triple H breached him with the idea, he was up for it.
Sting said that WWE is full of talented, young stars of the future with Rollins being the best of them, thanks to his incredible creativity and athleticism.
"Although, man, if presented to me, I would wanna walk through that door, because there's so many new, young, incredibly talented people – Seth being the best, I believe, as far as creativity and innovation in the ring. So you just can't get much better than this," he said.
"It's just the nature of our business. Everything is always subject to change, and you never know what's gonna happen next. It was unexpected for me too, but again, the door opened, and I chose to walk through it."
It's almost been a year since Sting signed and made his first appearance in the WWE, debuting at last year's Survivor Series pay-per-view.
Since then, he has wrestled in two matches, a poorly-planned loss to Triple H at WrestleMania 31, and a victory against Seth Rollins and The Big Show on Monday Night Raw this week when he partnered up with John Cena.