There have been various rumors and reports from various outlets that cover professional wrestling on the nature of Sting's injury coming out of his match with Seth Rollins at Night of Champions this past Sunday night in Houston. All of it has sounded scary but concrete details have been sparse.
Now, WWE has published an interview with the man himself clearing some things up.
On the injury itself:
"Bottom line, I had tingling, numbness down both arms, all the way to my fingertips. And then, later in the match, I just fell wrong, whatever it was, and this time [the tingling and numbness] went down both arms and into my legs, and I couldn't feel my legs too well. They just felt like rubber. I don't know how to describe it. I had to go down on all fours there for a minute, get my composure. I was a little ... I was worried. Long term, well, I'm just going to take care of the short term first and see how the long term might play out."
He goes on to say he was completely out in the hospital but he had his wife there and "they mentioned cervical spinal stenosis" but there is further evaluation ahead of him.
He also says he does have the desire to return for another match "in the right scenario" but when asked if this was his last match he notes "...the answer truly is a question mark, and the question mark is as bold as it could ever be at this point."
As for his feelings on Rollins, he was nothing but complimentary towards the WWE world heavyweight champion while making note that Seth was right there to apologize afterward when he was in the ambulance and about to head off for testing at the hospital:
"Really, I can't say enough. He poked his head in the ambulance and said, 'Man, I'm so sorry. I don't know what happened.' I said, 'Seth, don't worry about it. It's not your fault.' And he, for 15 minutes, he said, 'I just wanted to tell you what an honor it was, what a pleasure. I can't believe I had a chance to get in the ring with you and work with you. I was you for Halloween when I was a kid.' He was on and on about it, but man, this young guy, he doesn't have any idea how much I appreciate being able to work with him."
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