Sting Believes WWE Legend The Undertaker Never Wanted to Work With Him

Published 05/29/2021, 10:48 AM EDT


Sting is arguably the most experienced active veteran in the wrestling business right now, and he has more things ahead of him than ever before. While most stars his age would be putting things behind them and deciding to hang their boots, Sting refuses to turn his head. 

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However, through a career of matches, bumps, falls, and carnage, ‘The Icon’ is still haunted by the one match that never happened. This would be the dream match against WWE legend The Undertaker, who is regarded by many as the greatest of all time. 

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Sting did have a stint in WWE that wasn’t as high profile as fans wanted. His feuds with Seth Rollins and Triple H hardly packed the punch because everyone wanted to see him face off against The Undertaker.

Fans assumed that the dream match was what Sting was signed for in the first place. 

‘The Icon’ believes The Undertaker snubbed the idea

The WCW legend never had that match and the thought still irks him. However, as per him, it wasn’t for lack of trying on his part.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 03: Triple H and Undertaker battle during their WWE No Holds Barred Match at ‘WrestleMania 27’ at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

“To this day, I honestly don’t know. I don’t even know, it could be Taker. Maybe Taker just never really wanted to work with me. Maybe they brought it up and he kind of snubbed his nose and said he didn’t really want to do that,” Sting said, speaking to Paste.

“For whatever reason, even though Taker and I have always gotten along great. I don’t think he has issues with me, I certainly don’t have any issues with him,” he clarified. “I just have a great amount of respect for him. But I have no idea why that match never happened. I think it was not right that it didn’t happen. It’s something that I believe should have happened.”

Sting made his desires for the match abundantly clear 

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“I said it for 20 years, I made it clear, you know, ‘I’d love to have that match, I’d love to have one with that guy.’ With the two characters, I had so many ideas of how we could’ve done that, and made it definitely a night that nobody would ever forget,” Sting explained.

‘The Franchise’ is happy with the move to AEW and has no regrets about it. Back in 2015, The Undertaker did have a big performance left in him, and this one could have been the ideal retirement match for both legends. 

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Unfortunately, this will have to go down as one of wrestling’s biggest ‘What could have been’s.’ Although The Undertaker has officially retired, we cannot turn our heads away from Sting. He has one last match left to light in his impressive career. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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