Last week, it was rumored that Sting would be retiring from professional wrestling later this year and that he would be making the announcement at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.
The TMZ Sports source said that after speaking with doctors about the neck injury which he picked up during a match against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions in September last year, it was just too risky for him to return to the ring once more.
People thought this might be the end for Sting wrestling inside the squared circle. However, TMZ Sports interviewed the WCW icon himself and ask him how his neck was doing and if he was officially retired.
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He said in a brief interview with TMZ, according to Wrestling Inc: "My neck is okay. I'm not officially retired. There's a lot of rumors out there, but I'm not officially retired."
Of course, this doesn't eliminate the possibility that he hasn't retired unofficially, and he could be waiting for when the time is right in order to make the announcement official. No doubt the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony the night before WrestleMania 32 is the perfect occasion.
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Sting hasn't wrestled since that WWE World Heavyweight Championship match against Rollins at Night of Champions in September last year. This was when he picked up the neck injury, which was later diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis - a condition which affects the nerves in the neck - which could put an end to his wrestling career.
At the age of 56 as well, this might be one of his toughest injuries to come back from, as his body can't recover as quickly from injuries like when he was younger. But if there was anyone that could persevere an injury like this, it would be Sting.
Many fans will be hoping that The Stinger won't be announcing his retirement at the Hall of Fame ceremony later this year, as it would remove all glimmer of hope of them seeing what is deemed to be a dream match between Sting and WWE's legendary icon, The Undertaker.
The Phenom is scheduled to face off against Shane McMahon in a Hell in a Cell match at this year's WrestleMania, so the best chance for a match to take place between the two icons would be next year's Showcase of The Immortals in Orlando.
When it comes to the WWE though, you just never know what's going to happen. If Sting does announce his retirement at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, he could make a surprise appearance during the McMahon vs Undertaker match just to get the fans excited to see the two icons in the ring for the first time ever.
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