Sting has been out of action since he picked up a neck injury at Night of Champions during a match against Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The WCW icon reflected on the incident from the pay-per-view on Ric Flair's WOOOOO! Nation podcast, according to Cageside Seats, and explained what happened during the match and if his health is good now.
He said: "Yes and no. Obviously that night I had some problems. Both buckle bombs -- not Seth's fault, completely mine, I have no idea what I did, I have no idea -- but my neck whiplashed on both of them.
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"On the second one, he picked me up and I'm having a casual conversation in my own mind as I'm hoisted up on his shoulders thinking 'okay, Steve, tuck your chin. Do what you know how to do. This is ridiculous.' I wasn't worried at all, even though the first one I had a shock going down the left and right thigh down both down to the fingertips.
"And I thought 'oh man' you can see me in the ring trying to shake my hands out and get feeling back in my hands. And then the second time, again, having the casual conversation, and then for whatever reason I clicked out, checked out, I don't know what happened but I did the same thing."
Here comes the most frightening part.
"This time, it affected my legs. Yeah, there was just no strength. The power in my legs was just kinda going away and I felt like I didn't have control over them, and I didn't. I had a temporary paralysis.
"For a few minutes I thought 'I don't think I can continue, I think I'm done. But I can't do this, the stakes are so high, and I can't do this to Seth.' Anyway, then the crowd starts chanting and everything else. Somehow or another it just kinda came back enough where 'okay, I can do another minute or two here and get out of this thing.'"
It sounds like Sting was in a pretty horrifying situation, but being the professional himself, he wanted to continue to put on a good show for the fans. Then he said the news which many WWE fans didn't want to hear, surrounding the current condition of his neck.
He said he will go to Pittsburgh to visit Dr. Maroon, the same doctor who has helped John Cena and many other WWE stars with neck injuries, to fix two areas of his neck that were affected at Night of Champions. But long story short, he said he is very lucky a catastrophe didn't happen that evening, and now is the time to get it fixed.
So it sounds like Sting is very hopeful the operation will be a great success and will allow him to return to the ring and we wish him a very speedy recovery. However, keeping in mind his age and his status, it is unlikely he will be back in time for WrestleMania next year, and this could very well be the end of the WCW icon in wrestling.
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