Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jul 2, 2013
Rumor: Sting Looking To Jump Ship To WWE?

Rumor: Sting Looking To Jump Ship To WWE?

Source: The Wrestling Observer

Many fans noticed current TNA Impact Wrestling performer and general pro wrestling legend Sting in the WWE video packages that highlights past World Heavyweight Champions on Monday’s edition of WWE RAW.

According to new reports, Sting was included in the aforementioned video packages for a reason.

Word is that Sting is once again reportedly interested in signing with World Wrestling Entertainment. While Sting has apparently not opened direct negotiations with the company, he has reportedly sent feelers to WWE.

Reports claim there is a lot of confidence on the side of WWE that Sting will eventually be a part of their roster.

Please keep in mind NOTHING IS CONFIRMED as of this writing and this should be taken strictly as a rumor for now.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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70 Responses to “Rumor: Sting Looking To Jump Ship To WWE?”

  1. jbcissom says:

    I've seen the video they were talking about. I guess that means WWE is after HH as well.

    As a TNA fan and a Sting fan, I hope he stays put. Plus he just mentioned how he likes being able to act in movies (Christian movies) and he's looking to do stuff backstage. This just doesn't add up… dirtsheets must be looking to stir the waters again.

  2. tna24 says:

    wwe is known for showing video of tna guys. they had video before of brock beating up jeff and kurt i believe. so i believe it mean nothing.only reason sting goes to wwe, is to have one final epic match being against undetaker at WM

  3. DJBIGCG says:

    It would be nice if sting went to wwe. Just like cm punk, dusty Rhodes, booker t, r truth, christian, rvd, flair, mick foley, etc…

  4. tna24 says:

    i think sting want to retire soon, so why not just forget what he said before and give the fans what they want. sting vs understaker and make a little money while doing it.

    • Peckar says:

      Or, be the most successful wrestler in the most popular era , never to go to WWE. Bragging rights for life right there. I doubt he needs the money. Is also a bad look for one of TNA's mainstays to jump.

  5. piro4351 says:

    as a Stink and TNA fan, i believe it would be awesome..because Sting, in his heart of hearts knows, that he may be missing out on a good last run and his last chance of ever getting his proper due in the E things in TNA have become rather stale for him, a fresh run in WWe would do him great..

  6. Dennis D says:

    Sting will ruin his legacy if he goes to WWE. He is known as THE guy to never sell out. THE greatest icon to never jump ship. If he goes to WWE, Vince will get his way and be able to take one last crap on wCw (his ultimate goal). Vince never gives other companies world champs any real credit in his company, just ask DDP, Booker T (or should I say King Bookah *holds pinky up like jackass*), Scott Steiner, Ron Killings, etc. Sting gives the TNA Hall of Fame a one-up over WWE, it’s a legend that they don’t have. As soon as he sells out, he’ll get a match against Taker, lose to Taker, then get inducted into WWE HoF, making TNA’ s HoF pretty much worthless.

    And Vince will have completed his goal in life; to ruin the last pure wrestling legend left on planet earth.

    • Jon says:

      TNA's HOF is already pretty much worthless. It's a gimmick, and honestly a rather sad one at that.

      • 1Risky1 says:

        TNA has real wrestlers in there HOF unlike WWE's non wrestlers like Drew Carey & Donald Trump

        • whatever says:

          Tna only picked sting and angle because they want to be able to say they inducted them before wwe did. Tna doesn’t have enough credibility to have a hall of fame. Their hall has bishoff written all over it. As for non wrestlers in wwe’s hall of fame its called the celebrity wing in the wwe. Tna should do that to I’d they ever get any celebrities to show up to their shows. But that probably won’t happen.

      • Tiffanydude says:

        How is it pointless? Because TNA isn't as big as WWE? You realize when WWE started the HOF it probably meant nothing back then and now it has shit ton of legends and some celebrities. Give it time I guaran-damn-tee that TNA's HOF will be filled to the rim with wrestler's.

    • scenxad says:

      agree with you completely Dennis D, but maybe just in case sting isnt sure , maybe he should ask monty brown,kazarian,chris harris,gail kim, kevin nash and ric flair how their brilliant decision to go to WWE turned out

    • Cezar_TheScribe says:

      Dennis is correct. Vince just loves rubbing it in everyone's noses that he destroyed WCW.

      When it wasn't Vince at all. Ted Turner is responsible for that.

      Vince sued the WCW/NWO for supposedly using the mannerisms of Razor Ramon and so forth.
      They settled out of court with a clause in the settlement that Vince could buy WCW if it ever came up for sale. That's why WCW was sold to Vince.

      • OldManEaston says:

        How is Ted Turner responsible for destroying WCW? WCW was NEVER popular with Turner execs. They literally wanted to kill it every year. You really can't blame them either. It was a money pit from the very beginning, and lost a LOT of money over the years. Because of the brief run of success of Nitro, people forget that WCW was big money loser for most of it's history except for a few years in the middle. WCW would have been cancelled many times over if it had not been for Ted Turner. When he lost control of his own media empire, they jettisoned WCW almost immediately.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        No..WCW was sold to WWE because the price bottomed out so badly that it was easy for them to buy it..they bought WCW for 5 million dollars..thats it..a year earlier there was a offer for 100 million..and it was turned down. When Turner execs decided that WCW wouldn't be on TBS or TNT anymore..there went any value except for the video archive…and lets be honest..IF WCW had won the war (and Bichoff was still in charge) he would rub it in everyones face that he destroyed WWE…bank of that.

        • OldManEaston says:

          Indeed he would have. WCW is the only wrestling company in American history to basically put itself out of business because of it's seemingly single minded drive to destroy their competition. Bischoff and WCW were so focused on beating WWF, that they allowed themselves to get in a deep financial hole that made WCW about as attractive as a sand merchant in Saudi Arabia. It made the decision to get rid of the money pit, an easy one for the AOL/Time Warner execs.

          WWF came close to doing the same thing before Wrestlemania, but the reality is that Vince didn't have a choice. He correctly saw that going national was the wave of the future, and he was not the only one to see it. He was just the most successful at accomplishing it. WCW certainly had the choice not to spend itself into oblivion. There was room for 2 big promotions during the 90's. There was not room for well over a dozen regional promotions restricted to closed markets after the NWA got national television in the 70's. It was only a matter of time before someone said, you know we don't have to only run this town, we can run that one and make a lot more money.

    • Bigmike885 says:

      how is going to WWE "selling out" per say?..expecially in Stings case..He's been in TNA, living on one year HUGE money deals, to work minimum dates…It wouldn't ruin his know whats ruining his legacy? That the majority of newer fans have no clue what he is or was..TNA, weather you like it or not, is small potatoes..This is one final shot to have one more HUGE match..He can wrestle in front of 1000 fans, or 100,000.He can go to WWE, and have the last real "dream" match available, or he can stay in TNA and wrestle Jeff Hardy or Bully Ray again. _ .Im sure to get him in there they'd have to have a creative clause put into the contract where he would have some say over the direction of his character.

  7. cnote says:

    Sting is WWE bound so get yourself a straw and suck it up!

  8. JoshuaTNA says:

    If Sting really wanted to be in WWE he would have went a long time ago.

    • JChambers609 says:

      Precisely, He turned vince down in 2002 (i think it was 2002 anyway) because he didn't trust how the "Sting" character would be used, so if anything, he would be worried about it a hell of a lot more now than he did then. He ain't going to WWE, just like Taz isn't.

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      Exactly… This seems to be a rumor that starts back up every single year around Wrestlemania, or when his contract is about to expire. It happens EVERY year without fail. The IWC is taking the video WWE did as much more than it was. When you look back WCW had very few notable champions, which it appears they were focusing on. We're talking about a company who put the title on people who clearly didn't draw, to pet people's ego, or do something they thought was edgy but was extremely stupid (david arquette).

  9. tnafan05 says:

    I agree its great sting never sold out but if your a wrestling fan a sting v undertaker match at mania could be the biggest match in a long long time it would be awesome the build up the promos would be fantastic viewing and maybe bring a few people back to wrestling which is never a bad thing myself i dont like wwe i am 100% tna but

    Nobody involved in wrestling or fan of any promotion around the world would miss this match and to be honest tna wouldent miss him that much tna has amazing talent its exposure thats needed so as long as sting ends the streak and reveals a tna t-shirt im happy ;)…….also fuck you hulk hogan get out of my company

  10. Dante_Cross says:

    As a fan of TNA who doesn't watch WWE, I will say fuck the selfishness of everyone who is telling him to stay put.

    This isn't about TNA/WCW guys vs. WWE's direction, it's about giving the people what they want, and allowing Sting what he wants. He has said he wants Undertaker and why the hell can't he have his moment? Do you really think Sting will sign up for something as big as this and lose? At the very least, they will each win a match, but not because WWE hates Sting, but because they've hyped Taker's streak so much that it wouldn't make sense for Sting to beat him over it. And if the roles were reversed, you would all hate for an old Undertaker to defeat Sting rather than a young guy who has years to progress from that victory.

    People who don't even watch wrestling anymore would be interested in that match if someone told them about it. It's one of those things that your parents would know about for instance if you said Undertaker vs. Sting, and I believe many of you don't want to see the truth, which is that Sting wouldn't be hurt by going to WWE and Vince isn't some evil jerk, he is simply ignorant to change, but also you can not think that Sting is not a strong negotiator and would watch out for Vince's BS if it comes.

    • godoftna says:

      I will admit that I really don't like the idea of Sting going to the WWE as he's held out this long, but a Sting/Taker match would sell out HUGE. I don't really think that it could ever live up to the fans hopes or hype, but there's always a possibilty that it could exceed them.

      • jbcissom says:

        This is my huge, glaring problem with Sting going to WWE. As a matter of fact, there are only three viable reasons for Sting to go to WWE, and one of them is kinda established already. There's the obvious Taker match. And there's also the notion of pushing Punk as the greatest ever. And then there is the "Franchises", Sting and Cena. I honestly don't like any of them, because I just don't see WWE doing Sting justice. I mean it will be nice for the dvd/blu rays and the WWE HoF induction, but other than that… there really isn't any substance for Sting.

        Whether Sting goes or not, I'm still a fan. I would watch WWE programming to see him… that's how I got hooked to TNA in the first place after all.

        • whatever says:

          Besides that if you were sting and you knew you wanted to retire soon and go out with a bang do you want to do it in front of 3000 maybe 5000 fans or does 70,000 screaming fans chanting your name and saying thank you sting sound the best way to go. Plus that payday wouldn’t be to bad either.

        • Dante_Cross says:

          I would watch WWE again vigorously if Sting jumped ship.

        • Bigmike885 says:

          how would ANY of the 3 matches you just mentioned be any different that anything he's done in TNA? He hasn't one single memeroable match with anyone in TNA..

          • jbcissom says:

            I'm guessing you did f'n see Bully and Sting's match at Slammiversary.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            No I did. And it was great. But in 5 years no one will remember it. It won't be like sting flair or sting hogan. Sting taker is the last real dream matchSent from my iPhone

          • jbcissom says:

            Several of us have already addressed this… I'm not so sure that Sting and Taker could put on a marquee matchup any longer, at least not one that would live up to expectations.

            Let's be honest, the real reason why Taker delivers at WM every single year… because he only does two matches a year and I can count every segment he does a year on my hands and feet. Sting does the whole year. If Sting did Taker's schedule, then yeah, I could see both guys putting up a match that would live up to the hype… but I doubt WWE does it that way.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            Oh I don't know. I could easily see him getting a Brock leaner type deal where he barely has to be there. And only has to wrestle at the very few ppvs he's at (I'm guessing wm summer slam and surviver series)Sent from my iPhone

  11. Luis says:

    I got a Crossover Promotion trade you get Sting vs undertaker @ wrestlemania and you do a cross over show with TNA

    • Bigmike885 says:

      umm what?…or wwe could pay sting 5 million dollars..and get 5 times that for the Taker/sting match..and give TNA nothing..

      • Tiffanydude says:

        True, WWE would gains almost nothing from the promotion crossover, while TNA would gain everything that would be a horrible idea for WWE to do.

        • Luis says:

          Only WWE hardcore fans who hate TNA wouldn’t want such a Spectacular idea to happen

          • whatever says:

            No its the hardcore tna fan boys who hate wwe, don’t want to see that happen. That’s why all you fan boys keep saying you hope sting doesn’t sell out and jump ship to wwe.

  12. Tiffanydude says:

    I highly doubt that Sting would throw away his title as the "Biggest star to never jump ship to WWE" I'm pretty sure this is what's gonna happen, "mystery" debut at the end of the Main Event, Explains himself next week, Current heel comes out challenges Sting to a match, Main Event, Sting Squishes Heel, WIns, Taker comes out, Scary threat, Sting Accepts challenge, bunch of promos, ambushes and squash matches until Wrestlemania, Taker wins and Sting is never to be used again.

  13. RavenNevermore says:

    Sting is staying in TNA. But if he went to the WWE I know those him a has been right now would love him like no other. The hypocracy is endless.

  14. OldManEaston says:

    It is time for him to go to WWE. It is now or never. If they have serious interest in him, this would be about the 3rd or 4th time that he has nibbled but not committed. Sting keeps nibbling because he obviously knows there is some interest in seeing him do a Wrestlemania and working one final program with the Undertaker. Sting knows it keeps his name out there and he still loves to talk about it from time to time, but it is time to sh*t or get off the pot.

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  17. JoeWrestling says:

    Nothing is confirmed? Of course not, he's under contract. Not much to discuss until next year.

  18. Bigmike885 says:

    Seriously hold onto this "greatest wrestler never to go to WWE" thing waaaaay to seriously. I don't think it matters to him..he did what he wanted to do..he DIDNT go to wwe back in 2000/2001 due to their content (understandable). He chose TNA because it was a big paycheck, with a very limited schedule (understandable). Hes done everything in his time except one thing….wrestlemania… You guys may hate it, but you talk to 99.9 percent of all wrestlers and at the end of the day..thats their dream…everyone one of them want to do it at least once. And who else could literaly walk into a main event match..that would be billed at the main event at the 30th wrestlemania?..I wouldn't blame him one bit, I wouldn't begrudge him one bit, and I defitnally wouldn't call him a sellout for doing it. The man deserves to do whatever the hell he wants.

    • TheFurnitureom says:

      I know Wrestlemania is what WWE fans like you who are still loyal to the kids product brag about as reward for putting up with 52 weeks of crap tv, but I think you've overhyping it a bit – apart from a big crowd of kids, it doesn't deliver those memorable nights like it used to be – WWE is empty, its not wrestling, it's just a big ratings experiment which happens to have a ring in the middle.

      I very much doubt Sting will leave, its just typical dirtsheets playing sherlock holmes.

      If he does, good for him, but in my opinion, he's bigger then the WWE, he's bigger then this kids Wrestlemania event, I could understand if he'd jumped 10 years ago, but not now.

      • OldManEaston says:

        Do some of you guys even listen to yourselves? Sting is bigger than the WWE? If you really think that under and symbolism or even hyperbole, all I have to say is WOW! There is nothing to quantify that Sting is bigger than WWE, but there is quite a bit of data that say's he is not bigger.

        BIg Mike is right. Whether you like it or not, everyone wants that WWE and Wrestlemania star on their crown.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        What? You do know that wrestle mania is the one even thy gets people from all over the world to come to right? It's the only event in wrestling to get well over 1 million buys. That's not kids son. That's adults spending that money.Sent from my iPhone

    • OldManEaston says:

      I was just thinking about that "Only wrestler to never go to WWE" title the other day, and it hit me how silly it is. What does it matter when the company you worked for that made it matter is no longer in business, and the current company you work for is way behind the one who is considered the pinnacle of your profession? I agree, I think that it is probably not all that important to Sting. It is obvious he has been interested in the prospects, but when he declines he has to tow the PR line for obvious reasons to his current employer TNA. Really, it seems that it only matters to a small percentage of fans who are either still clinging to WCW, or who have an ax to grind with WWE,

      What is ironic, is that if Sting doesn't make his move soon, nobody is going to care whether he goes to makes his move to WWE or not. Then he will have no choice but to be the guy who never went to WWE,

    • DJBIGCG says:

      I agree with you bigmike. You know sting could wrestle in a great match at wrestle mania in front of 80,000 fans or tna bfg in front of 8000 fans with 7500 tickets given away for free

    • jbcissom says:

      I gotta disagree with you, because to every "true" wrestling fan, Sting has already main-evented the biggest PPV… Starcade! And he's done it several times. Starcade was around before Wrestlemania. And let's be honest, Wrestlemania is not what it used to be, period. As a matter of fact, WWE is doing everything they can to distance themselves from wrestling and be an entertainment company.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        You believe what you want. But starcade is no more. And at the end of the day everyone knows what wrestlemania is. Unless you're a die hard you don't know what starcade is anymore (sad but true)Sent from my iPhone

        • jbcissom says:

          I know this is off topic, but that is one area where VKM screwed up big time IMHO. He should have kept WM and Starcade. Vince slammed the door on a vast group of people when he did that.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            I actually agree with you on that. Of all the wcw ppvs he could have kept. That o war games would have been bestSent from my iPhone

          • jbcissom says:

            I can understand why he got rid of War Games… it's too much like Survivor Series. But I preferred WG because of the double rings in the cage.

  19. ViceyThaShizzle says:

    I would probably watch WWE once just to see a Taker vs Sting match. But as for anything else… I can't see how they'd use Sting.

  20. hangers says:

    I very highly doubt it, he hasn't wrestled for WWE yet, so why would he want to know? WWE wouldnt have much of a program for him other than with undertaker and possibly kane, but that would only mean a couple of matches. The only way they could get him, in my opinion, is if he was booked to end takers streak at WM…

    • jbcissom says:

      And let's be honest, that just ain't gonna happen. Taker's WM streak ending by Sting that is.

      • hangers says:

        Yes, really couldn't see that happening at all, and as much as I respect Sting, most WWE fans except for the old ones wouldn't even know who Sting is or was…

  21. Cam says:

    Sting’s legacy is already ruined by the last couple years he’s been in TNA, the only way to safe it is with a match against Taker

  22. piro4351 says:

    its now or never for Stink..

  23. SageStinger says:

    I hope he stays in TNA. They only thing I feel bad about, is the man has never been in a Wrestlemania match. Even he probably thinks about that a lot.

  24. dcxboxx says:

    it would be so awesome if sting signs with wwe. debuts at mania 30. have taker bs in the main event against brock lesner. taker wins . lights go out thunder and lighting flashes, then lighting strikes a flaming crow logo apears
    from the top of the superdome sting
    comes from a bungie cord to the ring (he still did this after owen its ok ) they stand face to face as mania goes off the air. first match sting wins at summer slam, taker gets his only win against sting at mania 31. sting signes a 3 year deal with wwe and retires goes to hof and maybe do limted wrestling dates in more of a hogan or foley fashion but takes on an on air talent role in wwe as well.

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