Sting was a guest on Ric Flairs podcast this past week, and revealed details about his match against Seth Rollins at Night Of Champions this past September. Sting explains that the injury occurred during the Buckle-bombs from Seth, described as a “whiplash” and that he had no idea how they happened.
Both buckle bombs — not Seth’s fault, completely mine, I have no idea what I did, I have no idea — but my neck whiplashed on both of them. On the second one, he picked me up and I’m having a casual conversation in my own mind as I’m hoisted up on his shoulders thinking ‘okay, Steve, tuck your chin. Do what you know how to do. This is ridiculous.’ I wasn’t worried at all, even though the first one I had a shock going down the left and right thigh down both down to the fingertips.
Seth Rollins also described the injury as a “freak accident” saying in October;
“It was an amazing experience for me to get to step into the ring with somebody I dressed up [as for] Halloween. I mean, I was Sting two years in a row when I was like 13, 14, so it was pretty rad to be in there with a legend like that. I mean nothing against Sting – he’s in phenomenal condition, but he’s also a 56-year-old man… I have taken the buckle bomb myself many times. It’s just one of those things. It’s a freak accident.”
As for recovery, the Stinger requires a lengthy layoff and this could potentially have been his last ride after-all, speaking with Ric who has had his fair share of injuries. Sting mentioned that he’s hoping that they don’t have go down the route of “fusion surgery”, which is what Steve Austin had in 1999/2000 and many others.
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.”
You can listen to the WOOOOO! Nation Podcast over on Play.It, and we wish Sting a speedy recovery.