Back in September, former WCW Heavyweight Champion, Sting, faced off with Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the WWE PPV Night of Champions. During the match, Sting took a nasty bump when he hit the turnbuckle after a powerbomb from Rollins.
It was later revealed Sting had suffered a pretty serious neck injury and he has yet to make an appearance with WWE since. He was a guest on Ric Flair’s WOOOO! Nation Podcast and he broke down the move that caused his injury.
“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,” Sting said. “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.”
He then talked about how he will soon have surgery on his neck to repair the area around his spinal cord. He talked about how it could be a career-ending surgery.
The 56-year-old surefire Hall of Fame inductee has dealt with neck and back injuries in the past, but nothing ever this serious. At this point in his career, it may be best to hang up the boots, much to the chagrin to wrestling fans everywhere.
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