It was previously reported by TMZ.com that Sting had apparently made the decision to retire from wrestling due to the condition of his neck. It was further reported that the official announcement of his retirement could come at next month’s WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Dallas, Texas.
In an update, Sting recently spoke to a TMZ.com reporter, who asked him about the ongoing reports. Sting said that he’s heard about them, but that his neck is “okay” and that he isn’t officially retired.
According to Dave Meltzer and The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the two main reasons for Bobby Roode and Eric Young requesting their releases from TNA Impact Wrestling were because of their frustrations with the company’s booking and creative, as well as the fact that they both recently asked for a pay raise and were told that it wasn’t going to happen.
Regarding their futures in wrestling, perhaps not surprisingly, The Wrestling Observer reports that there is a fair amount of chatter going around that they will both be heading to WWE.
More details will be posted as they become available.
WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan recently appeared on Jim Ross’s Ross Report Podcast and shared his thoughts on WWE’s booking of Roman Reigns.
“They’re pushing him down the folks’ throat. I mean, they’re pushing him too hard. It’s a different business nowadays. They just seem to be pushing him too hard. Take your time,” said Duggan.
“To be that marquee guy for WWE, you’ve got to have a certain kind of look and he’s a handsome guy, good body, a lot of teeth. He’s got that marquee type [of] appeal if the people accept him. How do you do that? I can’t tell you. You can’t coach that. It’s something that some people have.”