All good things must come to an end. WWE legend Sting has announced his retirement from the ring following a glorious career on Apr. 3. Sting, real-name Steve Borden Jr., gave an emotional speech at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. Click to see the video!
It’s official, and it’s an emotional goodbye. Sting, 57, finally called time on his glorious wrestling career, announcing his retirement from the WWE at the Half of Fame ceremony on Apr. 3 in front of his peers. It is believed that a neck injury forced his hand, according to report by TMZ, and he will retire with immediate effect.
Speaking on stage at the inaugural bash, Sting said, “On this very night, at this very moment … I’m going to finish my wrestling carer under the WWE umbrella … and I am so proud of that. “I am officially going to retire tonight.”
“I just want you to know this isn’t goodbye, it’s just see ya later,” he added as the curtain officially came down on his legacy that has spanned 3 decades. He will be sorely missed.
As for what Sting does next, the report claims that he wants to say working with the WWE in some capacity, but not in a physical role. No details have been announced on whether the two have reached an agreement yet.
Sting was said to have injured his neck at WWE Night of Champions back in September, 2015. He hasn’t recovered from his long lay-off, so it’s probably for the best.
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