Sting is one of the most successful professional wrestlers of all time. Many people believe that Sting is the best WCW wrestler of all time. For many years, Sting was the face of WCW. Sting was also one of the only popular WCW wrestlers that did not join WWE after WCW went out of business.
Sting finally joined WWE in 2014 and immediately started a feud with The Authority, a group that was led by Triple H. Many people believed that Sting would receive a massive push in WWE as he has fans all over the world. However, Sting fought only 4 matches in WWE with the last one being against Seth Rollins.
During that match, Sting also suffered an extremely bad neck injury which some people believe is the reason why he retired during his WWE Hall of Fame induction. He spoke about it on AEW Unrestricted.
Sting on WWE Hall of Fame Induction
"With the whole Monday Night War thing, you don't know how the WWE Universe will take to me and all the guys.
It was good," Sting said of his WWE reception. "It was the same kind of a deal [as AEW] where I was snuck in everywhere and hidden until the last possible moment. Then I show up and the guys were watching on the monitors and some of them saw me walking through.
It was the same kind of a scene and it was pretty cool. And then the crowd did receive me and that was a relief. I felt like, 'Well, I've done just about everything there is to do here.' And I had fun, they treated me good."
Many people also wanted to see Sting fight The Undertaker. In fact, this was one of the main reasons why Sting wanted to join WWE. However, Sting could never wrestle The Undertaker in WWE and The Undertaker retired this year.
Sting was also not interested in joining WWE for a long time as he thought that WWE would not handle him properly. Sting then revealed that he did not want to be inducted into the WWE hall of fame as he was still an active wrestler during that time.
"I was reluctant to do it because I was still scheduled to work and wrestle. I said to Triple H, 'Listen, I'm still wrestling.' He says, 'Yeah, but we think it's still gonna be good. Just because you're inducted doesn't mean you're retiring or it's over,'" recalled Sting.