Sting has returned to the wrestling world once again; his AEW debut shocked the fans. The Stinger also teased a future match with Cody Rhodes on Dynamite.
On the recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about Sting and revealed that WWE had originally planned his retirement following WrestleMania 31.
“They announced it, and everybody just jumped, oh, we’re going to get Sting and Undertaker at WrestleMania. The reaction was so big for Sting that you know, Vince felt well, we got to use them, and so, we didn’t get Undertaker and Sting, but we got the Triple H thing. You know, Vince’s concept is like, ‘Well, let’s end the wrestling war,’ you know.”
When The Icon signed with WWE, fans were excited about his dream match against The Undertaker. The match didn’t happen and instead, the WWE Universe got Triple H going over at WrestleMania.
Meltzer revealed that the original plan for Sting was to retire immediately after losing to Triple H, but then the company brought him back for another match.
“It was so ridiculous and whatever. So the idea was, you know, I remember that night in Santa Clara, and the whole idea was that, um, this is Sting’s one and only WWF/WWE match. So, of course, it’s his one and only match; he loses to Triple H because he’s not coming back, and then, couple months later, hey, we got this idea, let’s put him with Seth Rollins and so, that was his other thing. That was a complete disaster, unfortunately, in many ways and ended his career.”