Sting was Ric Flair’s guest for this week’s WOOOOO! Nation podcast and revealed that he will require neck surgery to repair the damage sustained during his match against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions.
Sting said that his neck whiplashed during both buckle bombs by Seth Rollins. Sting says that after the first buckle bomb, he had shock going down his left and right thighs down both down to his fingertips. After the second buckle bomb, he began to lose strength in his legs and had a “temporary paralysis.” For a few minutes, he didn’t think he would be able to continue the match. He pushed through it until he needed to compose himself while a referee intervened.
Unfortunately, MRI results and his doctors have determined Sting will require surgery to correct what he believes is cervical spinal stenosis.
“Yeah, MRI’s and neurologists have been looking at it, Dr. Maroon out of Pittsburgh, he’s looked at it. He’s telling me that I’ll have to have a surgery,” Sting said. “The dust only in the last couple weeks has kind of started to settle a little bit for me, just trying to get so much done in life but now it’s time to go get this thing taken care of. No, I’m hoping (they don’t have to do a fusion surgery). I know that’s one of the techniques that they use and I’m not sure if Dr. Maroon will have to do that or not. I’ve got two spots in my neck that are troublesome. I guess it’s called cervical spinal stenosis. That’s what it is.
I have two areas in my neck where the spinal canal, which holds the spinal cord, it’s kind of choked off in two different locations. Lucky that a catastrophe didn’t happen that night, long story short. I’ve gotta go get it fixed. I guess John Cena had something very similar, he had his fixed, and Dr. Maroon has done several of the WWE guys up there and all with great success.”
There had been some speculation that WWE would reach out to Sting to compete at WrestleMania 32 if he was healthy to compete, but now that’s out of the question. Perhaps a WWE Hall of Fame induction is in order. Either way, we wish the Stinger a speedy recovery.