Vince McMahon Reportedly Told Commentators To “Bury” Sting At WrestleMania 31, NXT TakeOver Matches To Air On NXT Each Week

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Many WWE fans believed that they would never see Sting in a WWE ring, so back in 2014 when The Icon made his debut at Survivor Series, it was a huge moment for the WWE Universe. This angle led to a match between Sting and Triple H back at WrestleMania 31, where Triple H was able to defeat the WCW legend in his first-ever WWE match.

The match was heavily criticized by many long time fans of Sting since it appeared that Vince McMahon had scripted the match to seem as though it was WWE coming out on top over WCW. AEW enforcer Arn Anderson recently discussed this on his ARN podcast where he revealed that the WWE Chairman instructed the commentary team to bury sting throughout.

“All it did was give the announcers – and I know this was fed to them – they just buried Sting. ‘Minnow in a big pond.’ Just total condescending, ‘Guy’s out of his element.’ This is WrestleMania now.’ ‘You’re just a small minnow in a huge lake.'”

“They (WCW) led for all those weeks but, in the end, here’s your last remaining guy and he was your biggest star, and we (WWE) just crushed him before your very eyes at the biggest event of the year,” via Sportskeeda.

While WWE’s main roster is gearing up for WrestleMania next weekend, it appears that NXT Takeover isn’t going to be rearranged since WWE recently announced that the matches that were originally set to take place in Tampa will now be added to NXT’s weekly shows.

Sports Illustrated recently revealed that Triple H will be appearing on this week’s episode of NXT where he will explain the plan in more depth. The matches are expected to take place throughout April on NXT and include the likes of the number one contender’s match for the NXT Women’s Championship between Chelsea Green, Mia Yim, Tegan Nox and whichever women are added ahead of the show. Tommaso Ciampa vs Johnny Gargano is also expected to be added to the show, while it’s thought that Adam Cole will defend his NXT Championship against Velveteen Dream.