Sting reveals he needs neck surgery
WCW icon Sting will require neck surgery to alleviate injuries sustained at Night of Champions 2015, as the legend revealed on Ric Flair’s “WOOOOO! Nation” podcast.
Sting detailed some of his recent medical evaluations, telling Flair, “I’ve got two spots in my neck that are troublesome, it’s called cervical spinal stenosis. So I have two areas in my neck where the spinal canal — which holds the spinal cord — [is] kind of choked off at two different locations.”
The WCW icon also told his longtime friend and rival that he wasn’t sure, but was hoping he would not need a more invasive neck fusion surgery. Sting did mention that the procedure will be very similar to one John Cena underwent in 2008.
Sting also mentioned the injury was not affecting his day-to-day life, having just returned from a tour in Europe and when Flair asked him if he had at least one more match left in him, Sting replied “Absolutely.”
In an exclusive interview with WWE.com following the WWE World Heavyweight Championship bout, The Stinger revealed the extent of his injuries and the moments immediately after.
"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."
In the interview Sting also praised his oppoinent at Night of Champions, Seth Rollins.
"After 30 years and working with some of the best and some of the greatest, [Rollins] is, I’m telling you, he’s got to be the best I’ve ever worked with. I mean, this guy has it. And I think he’s just scratching the surface on what he will do. I’ve never seen somebody as talented."