So we're going to talk about this again? Yeah, I guess let's talk about this again.
Every year, Sting, the most successful wrestler of the modern era never to work for Vince McMahon and WWE, flirts with retirement. He's 54-years-old, after all, and while he can still work and main event a TNA pay-per-view (PPV) like Slammiversary this past weekend, the days of his putting on four-star matches are long behind him.
That's reason enough to consider putting away the boots.
However, before he can do so, he'll always face that question of whether or not he'll ever consider a short run with the company he's always avoided. He almost did so once before, as officials from WWE have reached out to a him a couple times over the years and talks were always cordial, but the sweetheart deal he has with TNA has always kept him away.
But the lure of that potential match with Undertaker is strong.
In a recent interview with VOC Nation Radio, he talked about that vignette WWE ran teasing "The Deadman's" return a few years back that everyone thought was for Sting and his want to work with him:
"Over the last few years those rumors have gotten stronger. I do an annual contract every year and the rumors start right around January. The year that they did the (black and white) vignette, I had nothing to do with it and I had no conversations with the WWE at that time. Shortly afterward there were conversations (with WWE) just by happenstance but nothing official. ... It's no secret. I've always wanted to wrestle Undertaker; I've said that for years. And who would not want to work WrestleMania?"
The black and white vignette he's referring to was not, in fact, for Sting but once it aired and enough fans thought it was, WWE decided to reach out to him. They never could strike up a deal, but based on his words here it seems the Stinger is still open to the possibility.
And anytime WWE puts together a list that has to do with WCW or anything non-WWE, Sting is usually at the top of it.
For now, it's all a pipe dream. And even if it were to come together and the match actually happened, we can be reasonably sure it would fail to live up to the massive hype that would accompany it. Both men are too advanced in age, too worn down physically, and far past their primes.
Still, the allure of that match is strong. Here's to hoping we get to see it one day, even if it's not at a WrestleMania.