Sting explains his decision to stick with TNA

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With WWE apparently having expressed interest in recent years, Sting's decision to stay with TNA is a curious one. So what's the story? Let's get it from the man himself.

Until Sting officially retires from professional wrestling or steps foot inside a WWE ring, he's going to face questions on why exactly it is he has yet to step inside a WWE ring in his near 30 year run in the industry. One of his big claims to fame, actually, is that he's likely the biggest star in the history of the business, at least in the modern era, to never work for Vince McMahon.

In a recent radio interview with Brandon Baxter, Sting reveals why it is he sticks with TNA instead of jumping ship to the big leagues:

"It's the same answer every time and that is the brand, just love the brand. It reminded me of the old school WCW days and actually launching Monday Nitro and becoming the talk of the town and then talk of the whole wide world, and I saw the same potential here with this group of guys and everyone behind the scenes as well. I just thought it was a good fit and a sort of now or never thing."

All this despite repeated interest from WWE, the most recent of which was just last year when Sting himself revealed he was very close to finally making the move he avoided for so long the year prior. It was during that interview that Stinger made mention of wanting to wrestle Undertaker before he retires, as well as a WrestleMania match being on his pro wrestling bucket list.

The unfortunate reality of the situation, which is even more true now than it was then, is that Undertaker vs. Sting is simply never going to happen. "The Deadman" only works WrestleMania and he's booked to dance with CM Punk on April 7 this year with no commitment to working the show in 2014. Even if he does, it would likely be his retirement match and there's no way in hell that would be against Sting.

There's always the possibility of Undertaker working a SummerSlam or Survivor Series as a special attraction if Sting ever did sign with WWE but again, that's incredibly unlikely. What's far more likely is that if Sting ever does sign with WWE, it will probably be under a Legends contract and he'll be marketed that way with a Hall of Fame induction and a few appearances on television.

Oh what could have been.

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