Like many other WWE Superstars, there was an original plan for an opponent to go against Sting at WrestleMania 32 next year. And it wasn't The Undertaker.
The original plan for next year's WrestleMania for Sting was to have him go up against Bray Wyatt. An interesting match and one that would have had a lot of members of the WWE Universe invested in the storyline.
These plans were in place, according to NoDQ, until the WCW Icon suffered a significant injury against Seth Rollins in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Night of Champions.
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Sting suffered a neck injury against Rollins at last weekend's pay-per-view when he hit that region of his body against the turnbuckle in the ring. He knew instantly that there was a problem and communicated with the referee and Rollins to end the match as quickly and as safely as possible while sticking with the original ending and outcome.
Due to the seriousness of the injury and age of Sting, there is currently no indication that the 56-year-old will be returning to the ring anytime soon.
While in a recent interview the WCW Icon has failed to rule out retirement, NoDQ notes that the WWE has a rule that 'when someone over the age of 50 steps into a WWE ring and gets injured, the company is against the idea of bringing them back.'
Therefore, you can pretty much guarantee this WrestleMania match between Sting and Bray Wyatt will be added to the list of matches we all want to see, but will never be able to.
Nevertheless, a little part of me wants to see Sting make an epic return for just one more match on the grandest stage of them all and pick up the win.