Undertaker on Possible WWE Match vs. Sting: 'That Window Kind of Closed'

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistOctober 1, 2020

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WWE - Undertaker gazes at the crowd after what could be his final WrestleMania match on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Images for WWE)
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The Undertaker vs. Sting has been one of the most talked about dream matches in professional wrestling for years, but the Dead Man doesn't seem interested in making it a reality. 

During a fan Q&A with IGN (h/t Cain A. Knight of Cageside Seats), Undertaker was asked about working a match with Sting: 

"Yeah, I get that a lot. Sting stayed down in WCW for so long, and then he went somewhere else, and that window kind of closed. I know he kind of showed up at the end. The way people see that, it looks much better on paper that it actually would've been. It's one of those matches that people will talk about forever."

Undertaker has previously offered substantial reasons why he doesn't think working with Sting at this point in his career would be a good idea. 

Here's what the WWE legend told Connor Casey of ComicBook.com in June:

"... I'll take full [responsibility], I don't have the mobility or the same skill set that I once did that I would need to make that match great. So there's just certain things, it's better left to the theater of the mind to actually put it out there. And then with the expectations being so high and the match not delivering, it would be a bigger disappointment than the match never happening at all."

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Even if Undertaker wanted the match right now, it's not even clear if Sting would be medically cleared to step in the ring. He announced his retirement during the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony after suffering a serious neck injury against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions in September 2015. 

Undertaker indicated during The Last Ride documentary this summer that his in-ring career is over. 

"I'm at a point that this time the cowboy really rides away," he said in the final episode (h/t Mike Mooneyham of the Post and Courier). 

There was a time when an Undertaker vs. Sting showdown would have been the biggest money match WWE could make. Both superstars had two of the most successful gimmicks in wrestling history and carried a unique aura that few can match.