It feels like this has been a long-time coming, but TMZ are reporting that Sting is set to announce his retirement at this year’s WWE Hall of Fame.
The site claims that Sting has been told by various doctors that it would unsafe for him to get back into the ring following his injury at WWE Night of Champions 2015, and he’s been diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis, which affects his nerves and causes great purposes.
Fans will remember this is the same injury that caused Edge to retire in 2011.
TMZ are reporting that Sting may make the announcement at the Hall of Fame, but that’s unclear at the moment. However, it is a “done deal” that he is retiring.
Sting rose to popularity in the 1980s and became the face of WCW in the 1990s where he feuded with Hulk Hogan and the New World Order. Following WCW’s closure in 2001, Sting didn’t sign with WWF/E and instead went to TNA in 2005 after a few appearances in 2003 and 2004. He stayed with the company until he left in early 2014 and then debuted in WWE at Survivor Series in November. He wrestled his first match in a WWE ring at WrestleMania 31 in 2015, where he lost to Triple H.
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