Sting Opens Up About WWE Night of Champions Injury in Interview


Sting spoke to about the injury he suffered in a match against Seth Rollins at WWE Night of Champions.

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At WWE Night of Champions, Sting challenged Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Unfortunately, the former WCW Champion walked out with multiple injuries that was thought to put his career in jeopardy.

We noted on Monday that Sting was set to open Raw. However, he understandably never came out.

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Well, it appears that Sting has broke his silence in a interview.

Sting on how he is feeling:

"Aside from a stiff neck, I’m a little banged up, but otherwise, I feel good. Pretty standard after wrestling a match like that."

This sounds pretty good so far, a little better than what most people may have expected.

Sting on the extent of his injury:

"They mentioned cervical spinal stenosis, but that’s only part of what I heard. I don’t know if there’s anything else. The doctor did tell my wife, “He’s going to have to get this dealt with. He’s lucky he walked out of there.”"

This pretty much confirms that Sting suffered a spinal injury, which is unfortunate and scary. To be told that he was lucky to walk out of the show is also a frightening thing to hear. Spinal stenosis has also ended the careers of professional athletes. New York Mets player David Wright most recently came down with the ailment but is still playing baseball.

Sting on his prognosis:

"Bottom line, I had tingling, numbness down both arms, all the way to my fingertips. And then, later in the match, I just fell wrong, whatever it was, and this time [the tingling and numbness] went down both arms and into my legs, and I couldn’t feel my legs too well. They just felt like rubber."

Sting on when the injury happened:

"Oh, yeah, definitely. Both times into the turnbuckle. First time was like a whiplash. [pause] It’s my fault, bottom line. I know better. The second time, I went up into the air and back toward the turnbuckle like that, I thought, “Well, that’s not going to happen again,” and it did. The second time was worse."

Sting on if that was his last match:

"I hate it when I’m asked that question because the answer truly is a question mark, and the question mark is as bold as it could ever be at this point."

Sting also went onto talk about if he watched the match, what went through his mind when the referee ended the match and more.

Well, the Icon is lucky to have gotten out of Night of Champions on his own two feet. The extent of his injuries also doesn’t seem as terrible as it could have been, which is great.

Fans will hope that Sting wrestles another match but his health comes first before stepping into a wrestling ring again.

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