WWE: Sting’s Feud With Seth Rollins Ends In Legitimate Neck Injury
Jake ODonnell 12:16 pm, September 21st, 2015
The WWE loves wheeling out old wrestlers for nostalgic wrestling fans. Sometimes it backfires (Hulk Hogan, ahem), while other times it REALLY REALLY backfires. It looks as though that may have happened during Sunday night's "Night of Champions" title bout between Seth Rollins and the inimitable Sting.
Towards the end of the match, Rollins delivered a powerbomb that sent Sting into the turnbuckles back-first. It was a high-impact bump that appeared to knock the wind out of the 56 year old legend. As the match continued, Sting was barely able to stay on his feet, which resulted in the referee stopping the match and a WWE trainer entering the ring to check on him.
Dave Meltzer has confirmed that Sting suffered a 'significant' neck injury that could be career-ended.
The match was restarted and went on for several more minutes, but the call was made to end the match early and Seth Rollins won with a small package.
We've cued up the video below to the exact moment it appears Sting suffered the injury, which doesn't seem too dangerous on further review, but then again, he's 56 years old and has a 30-plus years of unimaginable wear and tear under his belt. Watching him fight through the rest of match no only speaks to the man's professionalism -- he could've just walked off when a trainer broke the fourth wall and attended to him in the ring (but he didn't) -- but it also demonstrates just how f-ing tough Sting must be to continue wrestling if the damage ends up being "career-ending" (those rumors are out there).
We'll update this post when more information becomes available.
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