It’s a match that was always at or near the top of most “dream match” lists. Sting and Undertaker were main event staples for the two biggest wrestling companies in the world when the form was at the peak of its popularity, and had similar supernatural gimmicks. A clash between The Dead Man and The Crow, preferably on the biggest stage possible, was the subject of many a fantasy booking session... especially after Vince McMahon bought WCW.
Though it took a long time for him to join the WWE fold, Sting himself has spoken of his desire for a showdown with Taker. It still comes up, as it did with The Icon in Dubai promoting WWE 2K18.
And based on what the Stinger told Al Arabiya English, video games are the only place we’ll ever see the match - and not because both performers may be retired from in-ring competition:
Al Arabiya: If Taker calls you up tomorrow, do you do the match or do you say no?
Sting: [Laughs] He’s not going to call me tomorrow.
Al Arabiya: Have you two talked about that match over the years? Is that something that’s ever come up between the two of you?
Sting: We’ve had a brief conversation, and I just told him, I said, man, I just always wanted to have that match. It wasn’t necessarily reciprocated so I’m not sure where he stands or if he had any interest at all, to be quite honest. But I did. I don’t mind saying.
Dang, that’s cold, even coming from a dead guy.
But I guess it explains why it never happened, though.