WWE.com published an exclusive Q&A with Sting where he discussed the injuries that he sustained in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions on Sunday. In the piece, it's confirmed Sting's most serious injury occurred during the powerbomb spot against the turnbuckle.
Sting stated he's a little banged up with a stick neck but feels good. Below is what he said about the extent of his injury:
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.
Treatment after Night of Champions:
I was out in the hospital — out like a light. They had a neck brace on me, and they were pumping me with [medication] to get me out of pain. I had to do a CT scan and an MRI. They ended up talking to my wife, and I have some details from my wife, but I still have [further evaluation ahead]. They mentioned cervical spinal stenosis, but that’s only part of what I heard. I don’t know if there’s anything else. The doctor did tell my wife, “He’s going to have to get this dealt with. He’s lucky he walked out of there.”
Does he have the desire to wrestle again:
[long pause] Hmmm, in the right scenario … in the right scenario, yeah.
Sting stated he knew he was hurt and he hasn't gone back and watched the match. He then described communication with the ringside doctor and the referee about whether or not he should continue:
The referee, the doctor, they’re all in there talking to me: “Are you OK? What’s going on? Can you continue? Are you all right? Tell us what’s happening.” And the whole time, I’m just thinking, “Oh, man, not now,” I mean, I want this to be good, you know? And if it ends up being the last thing I ever do in the ring, I don’t want to go out like this.
“God help me.” I’m trying to just shake it off, you know? “C’mon, c’mon.” I’m stamping my feet or moving my toes, just trying to get a feel back, get my legs back underneath me. It started to kind of clear up a little bit. My fingers were still tingling and all that, but my legs were not at that point. I said, “Let me try to continue, let’s just try it.” So I just stood up and walked away from them, and we continued.
Was this his last match?
I hate it when I’m asked that question because the answer truly is a question mark, and the question mark is as bold as it could ever be at this point.
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