Seth Rollins Opened Up About Injuring Sting At Night Of Champions: ‘It’s A Freak Accident’

At September’s Night Of Champions event, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins hit a “buckle bomb” on WCW legend and ‘guy previously seen wandering confused and shouting to himself in the Impact Zone’ Sting. This caused a “significant” real-life injury that threatens to end the career of the 56-year-old veteran. Both Sting and his manager have issued “we hope Sting will be back” statements, but we’d yet to hear from Rollins.

That changed thanks to a recent episode of Sam Roberts’ podcast, wherein the Undisputed Future Of WWE opened up about injuring its Disputed Past:

“It was an amazing experience for me to get to step into the ring with somebody I dressed up as for Halloween. I mean, I was Sting two years in a row when I was like 13, 14, so it was pretty rad to be in there with a legend like that. Ironically enough, Sting got a stinger. It happens to all of us, but it was just bad timing in his situation. We got through it, and he’s a professional. I mean nothing against Sting. He’s in phenomenal condition, but he’s also a 56-year-old man. I have taken the buckle bomb myself many times. It’s just one of those things. It’s a freak accident. I feel terrible. I was definitely concerned about his health, still am, but after tests and everything, he seems to be okay, so it’s all good.”

Rollins goes on to say that Sting “is going to make a good recovery.” But man, the little Stinger gave Sting a stinger? Oof, that must have stung.