It appears that we know why Sting vs. The Undertaker never happened.
Sting’s career appears to be over. Seth Rollins wrestled Sting at the 2015 Night of Champions PPV, which was Sting’s last match after he suffered a neck injury after taking a powerbomb in the corner.
Over the past few years, The Undertaker has gone from being a full-time talent to a part-timer. After years of speculation of when Taker would retire from pro wrestling, it appears that he had his farewell at WrestleMania 33 in the main event against Roman Reigns earlier this year in Orlando, Florida.
After the match, Taker put his gloves and hat in the middle of the ring before leaving. Keep in mind that Taker nor WWE has come out publicly and stated that “The Deadman” is retired, but that is the belief.
As seen in the history of the business, retirements often don’t last forever which is why the “one more match” question gets asked to so many wrestling legends after they retire. Obviously, the fans would like to see Taker go one more time before he gets inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Although there have been rumors of Taker coming back to work one more match against John Cena later this year or even at WrestleMania 34 next year in New Orleans, Louisiana. It appears that match will not be happening or any other match involving Taker for that matter.
Sting recently spoke with Al Arabiya and during the interview, he noted that he had his sights set on a match against The Undertaker when he first entered into the WWE after many years of never jumping ship to the company. The WWE Hall of Famer admitted to Taker during the only conversation they had that he always wanted to have the match against him. Sting mentioned in the interview that he flat out told Taker that he would the match to happen.
“The Dead Man” apparently didn’t feel the same way, or if he did, he never said anything about it to “The Icon,” Sting explained.
“We’ve had a brief conversation, and I just told him, I said, man, I just always wanted to have that match. It wasn’t necessarily reciprocated so I’m not sure where he stands or if he had any interest at all, to be quite honest. But I did. I don’t mind saying.”
“I’ve never been a gamer kind of guy,” Sting admitted when asked about playing WWE 2K18. “I have played the game though, I’ve done it.” Sting continued by saying, “As a matter of fact — Sting vs. Taker. That’s the only way I can have that match! [Laughs]. Wow.”
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