Sting shares some information.
"The Icon" Sting spent the majority of his professional wrestling career in WCW and TNA where he held numerous championships in both companies. Once WCW went out of business Sting made his way to TNA and would end up spending eleven years in the company. Sting went on to capture the NWA World Heavyweight, TNA World Heavyweight and TNA World Tag Team Championships along with becoming the first inductee into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall Of Fame.
Before some of that came to fruition, Sting had a number of conversations with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and Vince wanted Sting to sign with WWE instead of heading to TNA. Sting shared the conversation that he had with Vince McMahon about his decision to join TNA when he joined Bill Apter on the 'Apter Chat' podcast and stated that Vince was not too keen on his decision to side with the competition.
“And I did talk to him [Vince McMahon] after that too, and that’s when the attorneys got involved - you know I had a great conversation with Vince and the attorneys got involved and things kind of changed, and so I held off my end of going to TNA and I’ll never forget that conversation with Vince. He’s on the phone with me and he says, ‘You know, Sting,’. He said, ‘I find this hard to believe - the legacy that you leave behind and the thought of you going to TNA is just blah’. That’s exactly what he said. ‘Blah’, and so yeah, you fast forward to my coming back to do WrestleMania. I sent out a text to Vince and to Triple H that just simply said have you guys turned the page on Sting yet. I honestly didn’t know if they turned the page, are they done? Or would they consider a run up there.” Sting shared.
To listen to the full interview with Sting, the audio is available on the 'Apter Chat' YouTube channel.
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