For months on end, we've been hearing rumors that Sting, whose contract with TNA ended in early January and it quickly became clear he's not going back, will be signing with WWE. It started simply enough, heavy speculation that the time was finally right for one of the biggest stars in WCW history to make his way to Stamford to put pen to paper on a contract to put him to work with the biggest pro wrestling company in the world.
Then the man himself started dropping hints about signing, revealing that while he doesn't follow industry goings on, he started watching WWE for "research". He also said something about "31" being his new favorite number. This, of course, came with the idea that he would work with Undertaker at WrestleMania, something he admitted himself was a career goal and the only thing he had left to do before retiring.
Then, WrestleMania 30.
Undertaker lost to Brock Lesnar, breaking the streak and casting uncertainty on his future in WWE. And while it's still possible he works another match next year, it's also entirely possible he doesn't, especially considering how banged up he was coming out of this year's show.
So where does that leave Sting?
He's still valuable to WWE in myriad ways but for some reason, an official announcement has yet to be made regarding his finally signing a contract. In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required), it's being reported that his deal still hasn't been closed and there's no telling when it will be. He does have projects with the company lined up but that doesn't necessarily mean he's signing.
He's still expected to dot those "i's" and cross those "t's" but it hasn't happened yet.
Is anyone getting worried that it won't happen at all?