Sting Retiring Update!
It is with complete regret and hesitation that the latest news concerning Steve Borden, aka Sting. After suffering from a severe neck injury last year at Night of Champions against Seth Rollins, his forthcoming induction into the WWE Hall of Fame is expected to see him announce his retirement from the squared circle.
It was revealed on Ric Flair’s WOOOO! Nation Podcast just before Christmas that Borden was actually suffering from Cervical Spinal Stenosis. The same injury which ended the legendary career of Adam “Edge” Copeland in 2011. For anyone suffering from a neck injury, it is very difficult to make a full and healthy comeback. But in Borden’s case, he turns 57 next week (not that you’d think it) which makes it even more difficult to comeback.
In a career lasting over 30 years, Sting rose to the top of the NWA / WCW, remaining a prominent figure throughput that time. He remained loyal to the company that made him his name until it closed it’s door on March 26th 2001. After some time out of the limelight, he later reemerged in TNA and was a prominent figure in the company until leaving in January 2014.
He didn’t remain out of the limelight long, re-emerging on the WWE Network to pay tribute to The Ultimate Warrior who’d recently passed away. His on screen WWE debut, after probably 25 years of anticipation came at Survivor Series 2014. He may have only being an active member of the roster for less than a year, but he created two iconic and memorable feuds.
In January, it was announced that Sting will be the headline attraction at this years Hall of Fame in Dallas, Texas. Whilst his in ring WWE career may have being cut short, he has undoubtedly left us with memories that will last a lifetime. But this doesn’t have to be an end, many have proven that there is life after the ring. Sting is such a fresh and unique figure to the WWE product, the possibilities are endless…
Look out for Steve “Sting” Borden’s Career Profile ahead of his Hall of Fame Induction very soon!