by Louis Tully on April 3, 2016 inArticleswithComments Off on VIDEO: Sting Makes Retirement Official at WWE Hall of FameTweet
“I just want you to know this isn’t goodbye, it’s just see ya later.”
Newly minted WWE Hall of Famer Sting after publicly denying the rumors in the weeks leading up to WrestleMania, officially announced his retirement from in-ring competition at last night’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
If Sting has to hang up his boots, I’m glad he went out after a great match with Seth Rollins at last year’s Night of Champions card, showing the wrestling world he still had it. Best of luck and thank you for a fantastic career, Stinger.
After reporting future WWE Hall of Famer Sting would be retiring at his upcoming induction ceremony, TMZ caught up with the Icon who says his neck is okay and he’s not officially retired. Here’s hoping he’s not just playing semantics here and we get another chance to see the Stinger inside the Squared Circle.
Just when I go saying nice things about TNA’s future in last Thursday’s roundup, word hit this weekend that two of my favorites from TNA are on their way out. Bobby Roode and Eric Young asked for and were given their releases from TNA Wrestling and finished up with the company following this past week’s television tapings.
The jury in the Hulk Hogan-Gawker sex tape trial awarded the Hulkster $115 million dollars in damages on Friday. $55 million for losses due to his WWE firing and scrubbing from the history books and $60 million in emotional distress damages.
Some of the puzzling use of the Wyatt Family may finally have an explanation. The Wrestling Observer is reporting Wyatt is suffering from a “pretty significant” back injury and there is “no word on how long he’ll be out of action.” If Bray can’t compete perhaps the best course of action may be to have the three Wyatts dominate/win the Andre the Giant Battle Royal and have Bray and the boys disrupt the Championship main event to set up SummerSlam?
TMZ Sports is reporting that Sting’s in-ring career is over due to the neck injury suffered back at Night of Champions against Seth Rollins. They go on to say he’s set to make an official announcement at the Hall of Fame ceremony.
After last night’s NXT the April 1st Takeover card is starting to flesh out. Joining the Balor vs. Samoa Joe main event and Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin will be Bayley vs. Asuka, The Revival vs. American Alpha, and Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.
In case you missed it, Drew Galloway cashed in his Feast or Fired briefcase and defeated Matt Hardy to become TNA World Champion on Tuesday’s Impact Wrestling. On his twitter, Galloway, who works a ton of independent shows all over the world said he will be the “first traveling champion since Flair,” which could mean TNA is allowing him to defend it on these shows. Galloway is definitely a guy WWE missed on, and with him, Mike Bennett, EC3, Bobby Roode, James Storm, the Wolves, & Trevor Lee among others, the company has a good core of talented individuals. Now, can they capitalize on it and make the show hot again?
On this episode, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat and Thom discuss the latest news on Sting getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, what could happen at the Royal Rumble and if Daniel Bryan is getting released by the WWE.
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The Icon Sting was announced yesterday afternoon as the first inductee into the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Class. If you’ll remember Sting was also the first inductee in to TNA’s Hall of Fame, making him a two-time Hall of Famer. Somehow I think this induction will be a bigger deal.
The departing Shinsuke Nakamura has been stripped of the IWGP Intercontinental Championship by New Japan Pro Wrestling. His last date with the company will be on January 3oth at Korakuen Hall. Kenny Omega, new leader of the Bullet Club, will face an opponent to be determined for the vacant title.