Sting confirms Fastlane appearance but WWE couldn't afford him for Raw

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Last night on Raw, veteran wrestler Sting officially accepted Triple H's challenge to appear at the upcoming pay-per-view 'Fastlane'.

Thousands watched HHH react in shock as Sting appeared in the ring to make the announcement - two words, 'I accept' appearing across the big screens - although it quickly became apparent that all was not quite right.

Body double

As reported by numerous sources, Sting himself was not actually present in the arena on Monday night - a body double instead filling in for the Superstar on this occasion. And now the reason behind the move has been revealed.

What Culture notes that the WWE are currently not in a position to book Sting for their weekly shows for two reasons.

Firstly the veteran's contract is strictly for limited dates meaning Raw and SmackDown showdowns are pretty much out of the question. Added to that, the cost to book Sting for any show is said to be a "very high price" and the WWE is unwilling to folk out big money unless completely necessary.

There were numerous body doubles in 'Sting make up' at Raw last night but, unfortunately for the WWE, eagle eyed fans were quick to notice the fake wig etc.

Some have even suggested that current WWE Superstar Seth Rollins was the man standing in for Sting in Ohio.

Fast Lane appearance

It is a bit of a cheap move by the WWE but they will clearly be pulling out all the stops when it comes to the PPV in a few weeks time. 

Accepting Triple H's challenge is the next step in the two star's developing feud and Sting's dark character is coming to the fore in the run up to WrestleMania 31 - even if the man himself can't be there to put it into action every night.

Fans will most likely have to wait until then to see Sting and Triple H actually fight with their Fastlane showdown more geared to a face-to-face confrontation on the mic.

Such is the tension at present between the pair, the upcoming meeting will be a must watch regardless.

What do you think WWE fans? Did you notice it wasn't the real Sting? Do you think this growing feud is the right way to go for the veteran? Let us know in the comments section below...

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