Back at Night of Champions in September of 2015, Sting made one of his few appearances in a WWE ring as he challenged Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship in the main event. Thanks to an injury Sting suffered from a turnbuckle powerbomb, that bout ended up being the last match of his storied career.
Shortly after the match, Sting required a career-ending surgery to correct cervical spinal stenosis, and in 2016 he officially announced his retirement during his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. In the aftermath of Sting’s retirement (and a couple of other incidents), Rollins for a time was considered by some peers and fans to be an “unsafe” worker. That conversation went around and around, and a lot of people were unhappy about the way Sting’s career came to an end.
In a new interview with NBC Elmira, Sting talked about his final match, and he doesn’t appear to have any complains or regrets about how his career came to an end. And he certainly didn’t have anything bad to say about Rollins.
“I cannot complain. The bottom line is the last match I had, yes, I got injured and it was a bad injury. But I went out wrestling one of the best, Seth Rollins, and it was for the WWE World Title. I mean, what a way to go out. A world title match, I cannot complain, I have no complaints. I did everything I could possibly do in this business it seems, so I’m satisfied.”
Very well thought-out and considered remarks. But we would expect no less from Sting, because he is the best.
You can watch the full NBC Elmira interview with Sting below: