Sting Doesn’t Blame Seth Rollins

Neither should any of you. After Night of Champions on Sunday, I’ve seen a lot of talk on social media about how maybe Seth Rollins is a reckless worker, after injuring both John Cena, and Sting, in separate matches. People don’t seem to understand how heavy an accusation that is.

In the business of Professional Wrestling – if you’re labelled reckless, then you might as well pack it in. Thankfully, the Stinger did an interview with, where he broke his silence on the subject of his injury, and he clearly holds no ill-will towards Seth.

After heaping effusive praise on Rollins, this exchange took place:

WWE.COM: That’s incredibly high praise coming from Sting.

STING: Really, I can’t say enough. He poked his head in the ambulance and said, “Man, I’m so sorry. I don’t know what happened.” I said, “Seth, don’t worry about it. It’s not your fault.” And he, for 15 minutes, he said, “I just wanted to tell you what an honor it was, what a pleasure. I can’t believe I had a chance to get in the ring with you and work with you. I was you for Halloween when I was a kid.” He was on and on about it, but man, this young guy, he doesn’t have any idea how much I appreciate being able to work with him.

It’s unfortunate, but the hard truth is that Sting was simply too old to be wrestling the match he wrestled with Seth Rollins. The man has been in the ring for over 30 years now. His body couldn’t handle the strain of multiple corner bombs from a man young enough to be his son.

During the interview, Sting was also asked if his bout at NoC will be his last:

WWE.COM: Well, where does that leave Sting? Was this your last match?

STING: 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.

WWE.COM: Wait and see?

STING: Yeah, for now.

I think I can safely speak for countless wrestling fans when I say, “Get well soon. Whether you’re 56, or 76, we’ll always be happy to see you.”

If you’re interested in reading more, click HERE for the interview. It’s a phenomenal read, and Sting continues to come off like the coolest guy. I especially enjoyed the section where he talked about how he powered through the injury and finished the match, because, in his own words, “if it ends up being the last thing I ever do in the ring, I don’t want to go out like this.”

I’m not huge on telling people to click off of Nerdopotamus, but if you are a fan of Sting, you seriously need to head over and read that full interview.


Joseph Finnegan