Back in September at WWE's Night of Champions pay-per-view, professional Wrestling legend Sting was badly injured in his WWE world heavyweight championship match with the then champion Seth Rollins. At the time of the injury, no one really knew how bad it was, or how much time Sting was going to miss.

Due to the nature of Sting's very part-time WWE schedule, many believed that he would be able to rest up, and return to the ring next spring for WrestleMania 32, and end his career in Dallas, Texas, where he currently resides. But now, that may not be the case.

It was known that Sting was suffering from spinal stenosis, which is a condition that ended the careers of both Edge and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and at the age of 56, it would be very dangerous for him to return to the ring, regardless of the condition of his spine.

Now it really looks like Sting will never return to a WWE ring, as he revealed on Ric Flair's WOOO! Nation podcast that he needs neck surgery, although he still doesn't know the exact operation that he needs, so it may end up being minor surgery.

"MRI’s and neurologists have been looking at it, Dr. Maroon out of Pittsburgh, he’s looked at it," Sting told Flair. "He’s telling me that I’ll have to have a surgery. The dust only in the last couple weeks has kind of started to settle a little bit for me, just trying to get so much done in life but now it’s time to go get this thing taken care of."

Sting revealed what exactly is going on with his neck, and that he just barley avoided a catastrophe in his match with Seth Rollins, which basically means that he just barely was able to avoid being paralyzed.

In short, he got lucky.

"I guess it’s called cervical spinal stenosis. That’s what it is. I have two areas in my neck where the spinal canal, which holds the spinal cord, it’s kind of choked off in two different locations. Lucky that a catastrophe didn’t happen that night, long story short."

With the severity of Sting's injury finally revealed, and with the knowledge that he'll need surgery, it's looking like him wrestling a match at WrestleMania 32 is completely out of the question.

However, WWE is still planning on having him be at the event, and they possibly could induct him into their Hall of Fame next year.

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