The WWE Night of the Champions, which took place on Sunday, seemed to be an extremely unfortunate event for legendary wrestler Sting.
The 56-year old wrestler not only faced defeated in his battle for the World Heavyweight Championship against Seth Rollins, but also injured his neck critically, WWE.com noted.
Sting was seen getting dizzy and collapsing towards the end of the match after he dodged a clothesline from Rollins, and medical assistance was called to check whether he is fine. He later suffered a serious career-threatening damage on the neck as a result of a “buckle-bomb” blow by his opponent Seth Rollins from the top of the turnbuckle.
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Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer noted, “Sting’s injury was legitimate and we’re trying to get more information on it. The early reports we have is that the injury was significant.”
Sting (real name Steve Borden) has been ruling the ring for over 30 years already, joining the WCW, the TNA and the WWE. He is popularly known for his tantalizing moves like the Scorpion Deathlock and Scorpion Deathdrop, and has been victorious in most of his matches.
In the last contest for the World Heavyweight title, the Hall of Famer struggled hard and endured a number of heavy blows and painful moves from his younger opponent but he failed to dodge the brutal neckbreaker which might cost him his 30-year-old career.
As per TMZ Sports, Sting’s manager stated that the wrestler was already in pain even before the match came to an end, but being a true sportsman, he insisted on continuing with the match
Talking about how deep the injury is and the result of a CAT scan, TMZ reported, “Our wrestling sources tell us, doctors did a CAT scan at the hospital Sunday and thankfully there were no fractures. Sting was released Monday afternoon and is on his way home. He’s able to walk but is in significant pain”.
Will the injury be the end of Sting? Stay tuned for more updates.