Sting Has “No Idea Why” A Dream Match With The Undertaker Never Happened
Sting vs. The Undertaker is often regarded as the greatest wrestling dream match that never happened.
The two wrestling legends competed in different wrestling promotions for a quarter-century. Sting was a top face in WCW throughout the ’90s and in TNA during the 2000s and early 2010s. During that span, Undertaker was employed in WWE. With The Vigilante now working in AEW, and with Undertaker now retired from professional wrestling, it’s safe to say that the dream match will never transpire.
WWE had a very brief window to run this match. Sting signed with the promotion in 2014, and many assumed that we would see him wrestle The Undertaker at WrestleMania 31 in Santa Clara, California. But The Icon wound up facing Triple H in his WWE debut match, and Undertaker squared off against Bray Wyatt in a winning effort.
Sting unfortunately suffered a serious neck injury during his match with Seth Rollins at the Night of Champions 2015 pay-per-view. He announced his in-ring retirement at the 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. However, Sting never fulled ruled out a return to the ring, and he expressed an interest in facing The Undertaker.
During an interview with Paste Magazine, The Vigilante explained that he was never given an explanation as to why the match didn’t happen:
“No. No. To this day, I honestly don’t know. I don’t even know, it could be Taker. Maybe Taker just never really wanted to work with me. Maybe they brought it up and he kind of snubbed his nose and said he didn’t really want to do that. For whatever reason, even though Taker and I have always gotten along great. I don’t think he has issues with me, I certainly don’t have any issues with him.
I just have a great amount of respect for him. But I have no idea why that match never happened. I think it was not right that it didn’t happen. It’s something that I believe should have happened. I said it for 20 years, I made it clear, you know, ‘I’d love to have that match, I’d love to have one with that guy.’ With the two characters, I had so many ideas of how we could’ve done that, and made it definitely a night that nobody would ever forget. But you know what, I’m here, I’m with AEW, I love what’s going on here, and I love what’s getting ready to happen. And I’m glad I made that move and came here.”
Sting and Darby Allin will compete against Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page in a tag team match at Sunday’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view. This will be Sting’s first non-cinematic match since the aforementioned bout with Rollins six years ago.
They Actually Faced Off In 1990
Sting and Undertaker actually wrestled at a WCW show back in 1990. The latter competed as ”Mean’ Mark Callous, but of course, he wasn’t a household name in the professional wrestling industry at the time. And this was well before Sting revealed his legendary “crow” gimmick that led to his rise of an all time great in the wrestling industry.