In the newest episode of “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia”, Lilian sits down with WWE Hall of Famer, Sting! Sting takes us back to the beginning; growing up in Southern California after moving from Nebraska, and how he handled living in a dysfunctional family. He talks about his love of basketball yet why he wasn’t able to make that a career and how he felt he was going nowhere in his life. You won’t believe how he met Hulk Hogan for the first time, and what 80’s cult classic movie he auditioned for...and almost got! Plus, his reasons for not going to the WWE during the Monday Night Wars, and how he was within minutes of giving up on pro wrestling but the conversation he had that made him not quit. He further talks about how even with fame & fortune he was in the darkest place of his life, and how his dealings with drugs, alcohol and adultery almost brought him to a nervous breakdown. Then something happened in August of 1998 that changed his entire life forever. In this compelling interview Sting also let’s us know if he is really retired from pro wrestling or if he has one more match in him to go against The Undertaker. Find out all that and more in this exclusive episode. It’s about to get real, raw, and inspiring, with “The Icon,” Sting!
What made him not go to WWE at first:
“Number one, WCW would always give me what I asked for. I knew that the commitment that I would have to make with Vince was being gone a lot more, a lot more time on the road, a lot more time away. With WCW at the time, I was able to kind of tailor make my schedule to something that I could tolerate and something that was easier for my family at the time. Financially they always gave me what I wanted, but I was really close to leaving on a few different occasions and I was ready. If WCW didn’t give me what I wanted, then I was willing to take that risk and go to WWE. One of the other reasons why I never did, I always talked about this as well, I at the time-and I still don’t know if it’s accurate or not, but I thought that Vince wanted me as a talent to undermine WCW more than he wanted me as a talent working for him.”
His reaction when he finally came to WWE:
“I was shocked at how everyone treated me. I met the entire PR department up there in the big building in Connecticut. I went up there and met everybody and everyone-it wasn’t false, it was real. The enthusiasm, I mean everybody was just pumped to have me there and I felt pretty secure about it. They treated me well and Vince has been nothing but respectful and good to me all these years. By the time I ended up coming up there, he was the same way. When I went up there the first time, he wanted me to come in and say hello to him. He even wanted to produce and direct a lot of my spots that I did.”