Rob Feinstein, who co-founded Ring of Honor with Gabe Sapolsky and runs RFVideo.com, wrote on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon that he heard Sting signed a deal with WWE in the last 24 hours. Below is his post in its entirety:
I was just informed Sting has signed a deal with WWE in the last 24 hours. I still think personally he will show up after Mania since it seems like Undertaker vs Brock is what they are aiming for. Reminds me when everyone thought Brock would debut in Miami but they waited for Raw
This brought out the speculation with people claiming it's a Legend's Contract with limited appearances, etc. At this point I cannot independently confirm a deal has been signed. What I can report is that WWE has interest in Sting and a deal was his if he wanted it. TNA Wrestling has been working for more than a month to re-sign him and that deal was also believed to be there if he wanted it.
I've answered everyone that has asked me about Sting in that the ball is in his court and wherever he goes, it will ultimately be his decision.
4:45 PM EST January 28, 2014 Update: I checked with one of my lead sources and am still unable to independently confirm the deal. However, my source agrees with me in that Feinstein knows enough people where this isn't some type egregious claim. The last my source heard was Sting was leaning towards accepting a WWE offer but hadn't signed yet. However, that could have obviously changed at a moment's notice. End update.