Sting is one of the most respected wrestlers in the history of the business, but an injury he suffered at the 2015 edition of WWE’s Night of Champions has his future in wrestling in doubt.
The dirtsheets have run roughshod with lies and speculation about the 56-year-old icon, but Greg Adkins of WWE.com did an interview with Sting in which he cleared the air about his injury and the uncertainty surrounding his future.
After suffering a potentially serious injury, here are the best possible options for booking Sting moving forward with the WWE.
WrestleMania Match vs. Undertaker
The biggest possible match WWE could have booked for Sting would have been a WrestleMania battle against Undertaker. While an injury has called the decision not to book that bout immediately into question, this matchup must still happen.
Thankfully, Sting’s injury doesn’t appear to be career-threatening, but it will take time to heal properly. For the next several months, Sting should be resting and recovering as he prepares for what could be his grand finale against Undertaker at WrestleMania 32.
The potential bout between Sting and Undertaker would certainly help WWE sell out AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and it would give the former WCW world champion the opportunity to go out on his own terms.
At Undertaker’s age, the bout against Sting would be a slugfest, but it would lack the dangerous high spots that injured The Icon against Seth Rollins. While the two veterans going head-to-head would not be a great match from a technical perspective, these legends meeting at WrestleMania would be all about creating a moment.
As Sting proved against Rollins, though, there is still some fuel left in the tank.
Rematch vs. Seth Rollins
As crazy as it sounds, if Sting is medically cleared by Royal Rumble, then he should fight Seth Rollins in a rematch of their Night of Champions bout.
The first matchup may have injured the legend, but the bout itself was actually very entertaining and featured Sting showcasing his skills. If WWE were to lose several of the dangerous high spots and keep the match safer, a Rollins vs. Sting rematch would not be a bad use of either talent.
Rollins has blossomed as the top star in the WWE right now, and beating a legend like Sting is a major feather in his cap. As a heel, though, saying he ended the career of a legend would be a major accomplishment.
After Rollins talks trash for several months, a healthy Sting could return once again and get the rematch he deserves after the premature end in their Night of Champions battle. Rollins vs. Sting was so nice they should try it twice.
Raw General Manager
If the injury suffered at Night of Champions does turn out to be career-ending, WWE should still be trying to use a legend like Sting in some capacity, and being the general manager of Raw would be an interesting storyline.
Sting proved he could be an entertaining authority figure during his time with TNA, and being appointed as the protagonist to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s antagonist would make for a very interesting on-screen dichotomy.
Sting has plenty of personality. While many fans want The Crow version of Sting back, he is just as entertaining as the Joker-style Sting that wrestling fans witnessed when he stole Rollins’ trophy during the build to their match.
Raw has lacked a face authority figure for a long time, and if Sting can’t wrestle anymore, allowing him to continue as general manager would give the fans something to be excited about on WWE programming moving forward.
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