Four days on from defeat in the main event at Night of Champions, Sting has opened up about the scary injury he suffered at the hands of Seth Rollins.
Speculation about a career-ending neck injury has been doing the rounds for days now, but this is the first time the wrestling legend has addressed the incident.
And, speaking to WWE.com, he revealed the scary moment when he realized something had gone wrong.
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Sting described how, on two occasions, he hit the turnbuckle and immediately knew something had gone array.
Rather than blaming Seth Rollins, however, the veteran took full responsibility for putting himself in the incorrect position. And, judging by his description of what happened to his body on impact, it went about as wrong as it could.
"Bottom line, I had tingling, numbness down both arms, all the way to my fingertips. And then, later in the match, I just fell wrong, whatever it was, and this time [the tingling and numbness] went down both arms and into my legs, and I couldn’t feel my legs too well," he told WWE.com.
"They just felt like rubber. I don’t know how to describe it. I had to go down on all fours there for a minute, get my composure. I was a little…I was worried."
Sting's frank and honest interview will be seen by many as another sign that the former WCW legend is all but done as an active wrestler.
With further evaluation to come to identify just what caused the numbness in his limbs, the logical thing for Sting to do would be to call time on a career that has spanned four decades.
The 56-year-old though isn't quite ready to confirm his exit just yet:
"I hate it when I’m asked that question (of whether I will retire)," he said.
"Because the answer truly is a question mark, and the question mark is as bold as it could ever be at this point."
WWE fans: Should Sting retire? Or has he got one match left in in, and who should it be against? Have your say in the comments below...