Sting is a WWE Hall of Famer, but it was an honor he wasn’t ready to receive at the time. Triple H has a way of convincing people to do things they were, at first, reluctant to consider.

While speaking to AEW Unrestricted, Sting revealed that he didn’t want a Hall of Fame induction. He told Triple H that he was still an active in-ring competitor, but The Game told Stinger that they thought “it’s gonna be good.”

Soon enough, the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016 had a marquee name.

“I was reluctant to do it because I was still schedule to work and wrestle. I said to Triple H, ‘I’m still wrestling.’ He said, ‘yeah, we think it’s gonna be good. Just because you’re inducted doesn’t mean you’re retiring or it’s over.’ I was like, ‘Okay, I can do that.’ So I did it.”


Strangely enough, Sting announced his retirement during that Hall of Fame speech. He didn’t reveal what happened to change his mind. It is very interesting that he declined the invitation for a reason he ended up eliminating at the end of his speech.

Sting is not done wrestling. He revealed that Tony Khan asked him about working cinematic matches for AEW, and Stinger is more than happy to do them.

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