WWE banned the buckle bomb from their Superstars’ move sets a couple of months ago. This was a long time coming as it ended Sting’s career almost five years prior.
Fans are excited about Clash of Champions this year. In 2015, they had a huge match to expect as Seth Rollins battled Sting in a dream match. That contest did not turn out the way anyone thought it would as Sting suffered a career-ending injury.
Arn Anderson recently opened up about that situation during the ARN Show. The Enforcer said at the time he was actually under the impression that Sting was just showing the world his incredible selling ability.
“Believe it or not, the first thing that went in my mind was that he was just doing a great job selling. I didn’t think, ‘Oh God, he’s hurt his neck.’ That didn’t cross my mind because it wasn’t one of those things where he landed on his head or something obvious. It was just one of those things, ‘God almighty, he’s really selling that great,’ and then, obviously, when the doctor was sent down and the referee gave the sign that somebody’s hurt, then it became, ‘Okay, him falling like that, that’s got to be something else, and something else probably pretty serious.’ Normally, they would have just – had it not been the main event, they would have just stopped that match right there and it had been over.”
Sting was injured in that moment, and it was a move that changed pro wrestling forever. We’ll never know what else Sting could have accomplished in WWE, but his time as an in-ring competitor ended that night at Clash of Champions.
You can check out a video below which tells all about this event as those involved were able to look back in retrospect.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote