Sting: Why He Stayed With TNA, WrestleMania, Jeff Hardy

Posted by Brad Davis April 14, 2011 1 Comment


Alex Marvez recently interviewed Sting for ScrippsNews.com, here are the highlights…

On Wrestlemania: “I’m not going to lie to you — who wouldn’t want to say that they did ‘Wrestlemania’ at least one time? It’s the ultimate event in wrestling. It’s still in the back of my mind that there’s a chance of it happening someday, somehow. I think time may have run out completely now, but who knows? The timing couldn’t have been better (to work ‘Wrestlemania’), but I’m glad it turned out the way it did.”

On Staying With TNA: “Deep in my heart, I wasn’t fulfilled. My mission was not accomplished with TNA,” said Borden, who joined the company in 2006 after what was essentially a five-year retirement following WCW’s demise. “It was like with WCW. I just hated the idea after all these years that I put in that this was the way it was going to end. I go back to when (TNA) was just this little company doing stuff out of the fairgrounds in Nashville. Now we’re in 120 countries. I’d like the story to continue to grow.”

On His Deal With Limited Dates: “After 20-something years, is that OK?” he said. “(Hulk) Hogan is in a similar boat. The difference between me and him is that he’s not in the ring. Lord willing, I hope he gets back in there. But here I still am at the age of 52 bouncing around. Some of the other guys in WWE have the same deal like The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels before he left. After a while, some of us just can’t hold it together anymore. I think I’m doing a pretty good job holding on.”

On Being Champion And The Jeff Hardy Incident: “On my first pay-per-view back with TNA and my first world-title match, are you kidding me?” Borden said. “I was already trying to overcome the ‘Oh, they didn’t put (the title) on him again did they? He’s a dinosaur’ stuff, and then you add, ‘What just happened?’ I know everyone’s first reaction was, ‘Wow, they’re really trying to get Sting over (to the fans) so much now that it’s ridiculous. They’ve totally ruined Jeff Hardy.’ You know the real scoop. This is not what I wanted. I had something really good planned out and was ready to have an incredible match with Jeff that night. I’m very disappointed and hurt. So is everyone else. The ripple effect of that (Hardy) match is bigger than you can imagine,” Borden said. “It’s still hitting. We have to — I have to — deliver at ‘Lockdown.’ It’s got to be an outstanding match. I’m doing my very best to get ready.”

You can check out the full interview at http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/60973

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