– Sting recently spoke with IGN to promote his WWE Hall of Fame induction and WrestleMania 32. The full interview is at this link. Below are highlights:
IGN: How does it feel to be Hall of Fame bound this year?
Sting: Well, it’s very exciting. Very humbling. A little scary in some ways. [laughs] And also just a real honor.
IGN: What’s the scary part? The speech?
Sting: Oh, heck yeah. The speech for sure. Absolutely. My gosh. I’m a pro-wrestler. I can go cut a wrestling promo. [laughs] But Steve Borden has to get up there and talk.
IGN: Obviously you want the match [against The Undertaker]. And so do the fans. Why do you think you two would match up so well? And what would it mean for your legacies?
Sting: I remember years ago, it seemed to be a dream match. People were asking for it. Taker’s character and mine – there are so many similarities. I mean, they’re different, but there are also a lot of similarities. The mystique of both of us and all that. I just think that we could do some pretty cool stuff that would compliment each other. And it would be extremely entertaining. I’ve had these visions and these ideas in my head for a while. And, again, it’s a dream still.
IGN: How do you feel about the two WWE PPV matches you’ve had and how they both went down?
Sting: Just fantastic. Awesome. Incredible. It was WrestleMania and Triple H. And a lot of fans, if I understand what you’re trying to say here, sort of feel “Are you kind of disappointed that you lost two times?” No, I’m not. I look back and say “Wow, great opponent in Triple H. Biggest stage and platform of them all.” You know, wrestling fans remember me wrestling there. I don’t think they’re walking away thinking it sucked because I should have won. Maybe for a minute. But more so they’ll remember that I was at WrestleMania. And then to have a world title match against Seth? Wow. I’ve been world champion many times, so it didn’t bother me.
IGN: Many fans were worried about your health following your Night of Champions match with Rollins. How are you feeling now? Can you give us an update?
Sting: Yeah, I’m feeling completely normal. I’m hitting the gym. I’m training. I’m working out. I had a month or two of stiffness in the back of my neck. It’s been a roller coaster ride. It just seems like there are so many conflicting reports from doctors. Even different opinions from wrestlers. About surgery. Daniel Bryan had the surgery. John Cena had the surgery. And some of the others too. And so it’s like – wow! – what do you do? Don’t have surgery unless you really have to. I don’t have any side effects. I don’t know. So for one minute there, after the match I thought “Okay, I gotta go have surgery.” And as time went on, I was like “I’m not so sure I do.” Even if I do, is it the right thing to do? Are there non-surgical methods that might be better? So the answer to you is that as long as I’m feeling good and mobile and in the gym, I’m just leaving it alone for now.
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