Ever since it was revealed that Sting suffered some sort of injury during his match with Seth Rollins at Night of Champions earlier this year, speculation has run rampant about what, exactly, had gone wrong, and whether the injury was severe enough that we might have seen Sting’s final match ever. This week, Sting discussed the extent of his injuries on Ric Flair’s Wooooo! Nation podcast:
“Yeah, MRI’s and neurologists have been looking at it, Dr. Maroon out of Pittsburgh, he’s looked at it. He’s telling me that I’ll have to have a surgery … The dust only in the last couple weeks has kind of started to settle a little bit for me, just trying to get so much done in life but now it’s time to go get this thing taken care of. No, I’m hoping (they don’t have to do a fusion surgery). I know that’s one of the techniques that they use and I’m not sure if Dr. Maroon will have to do that or not. I’ve got two spots in my neck that are troublesome. I guess it’s called cervical spinal stenosis. That’s what it is.
I have two areas in my neck where the spinal canal, which holds the spinal cord, it’s kind of choked off in two different locations. Lucky that a catastrophe didn’t happen that night, long story short. I’ve gotta go get it fixed. I guess John Cena had something very similar, he had his fixed, and Dr. Maroon has done several of the WWE guys up there and all with great success.”
So it’s good news and bad news, as it sounds like Sting will recover and may even wrestle again someday, but he’s likely not going to be recovered in time for another WrestleMania match.
You can listen to the full interview, where Sting also discusses how it felt when he suffered the injury during his match, and why he was determined to finish the match, right here.