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Sting WWE update: He's ready to sign, but company doesn't see it as top priority

He's only the biggest star never to work for the promotion. That's all. Yeah, no big deal.

Talk of Sting finally signing with WWE hasn't just been going on for the past month or so, it's been going on for years. The two sides have negotiated at various points but neither side could ever quite get on the same page at the same time.

Now, at 55-years-old and in the twilight of his career, Sting has left the sinking ship he was coasting on at TNA and is reportedly ready to put pen to paper in Stamford, Connecticut.

So, of course, it shouldn't be surprising that WWE is dragging its feet.

From Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio:

"Sting has not signed (with WWE) yet and that's more on their part than Sting's part. Sting is ready to sign and they're not, um... For whatever reason, and I don't know what that reason is, WWE... they'll probably sign him and they are talking to him but internally within the company they don't believe it's any big deal. So it's not a high priority thing. But it's possible he'll be on (the episode of Raw before the Network launch) but it's only a couple weeks away and they haven't signed him yet. I think there are some people who are very close to the situation, I know this, that have really noticed that it's not a priority in WWE. As far as Sting, they don't think it's any big deal. For whatever reason that is, I don't know, I just know that's what it is."

There are arguments to be made on both sides here. Sting is undoubtedly the biggest wrestling star to never work for Vince McMahon and company but he hasn't truly been a major player in the industry since the late 1990s. We're talking 15 years, folks.

At the same time, he's a valuable asset because the WWE Network is just about to launch and he could act as unofficial spokesperson for all WCW related programming. He's a much safer play than Ric Flair, that's for sure, and his name is good for nostalgia, if nothing else.

There's also that small matter of an Undertaker match and/or a WrestleMania moment.

To that end, Meltzer also reports there aren't currently any plans to use Sting at WrestleMania 30 on April 6, 2014, in New Orleans. It is possible, however, that he would work WrestleMania 31 on April 1, 2015, in Santa Clara.

We'll probably see Sting in WWE but those feet, they are dragging.

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