It has been rumored for the last few months, but it looks like legendary professional wrestler, Sting, will be announcing his retirement very soon. This retirement is likely due to a neck injury he suffered at “Night of Champions” in September.
Since the injury, Sting has not been able to return to the ring since that injury. TMZ Sports reported that sources close to the 56-year-old wrestler have said that doctors believe it is too risky for Sting to get back in the ring, causing him to hang up his boots for good.
He has been reportedly formally diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis. This is the same neck injury that caused former WWE superstar Edge to announce his retirement in 2011.
He will likely announce his retirement at the WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony the night before Wrestlemania 32. After a near 30-year career, he was announced to be the headliner of this year’s Hall of Fame class.
Sting began his career and rose to fame in the late 1980s. He made a run through WCW, where he was a six-time World Heavyweight Champion, and debuted in WWE in 2014 where he had two matches at Wrestlemania 31 last March and Night of Champions in September.
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