The Undertaker vs. Sting has been the one dream match every wrestling fan has thought about, fantasy booked and mentioned on their list of matches they have wanted to see for countless years.
Every year that it was rumoured The Undertaker would return for his annual WrestleMania clash, fans worldwide would mass on social media to speculate that it could be the year we finally saw ‘that match’.
This was more prevalent after Sting joined WWE in 2014.
However, it was the one bout we never got and now that it seems both men have officially retired – though we never say never – the match is something that will have to live only in our imaginations.
The hype and rumour wasn’t lost on The Undertaker though. During a recent collaboration with IGN on a questions and answers video for the release of WWE 2K Battlegrounds, ‘The Phenom’ was posed with a question about the dream outing and he had this to say:
“Yeah, I get that a lot. Sting stayed down in WCW for so long and then you know, he went somewhere else and that window kind of closed and I know he kind of showed up at the end. The way people see that, it looks much better on paper than it actually would’ve been. It’s one of those matches that people will talk about forever.”
Though we never got The Undertaker vs. Sting, the pair did meet just once in their long and illustrious careers when Mark Callous challenged Sting for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on a WCW/NWA House Show on September 1st, 1990.
Interestingly, during the same video, The Undertaker was asked about his Big Evil gimmick and even alluded to returning to WWE in the future using the character we last saw at WrestleMania 36.
“Well we kind of brought back a version of Big Evil, you know, for AJ Styles and the Boneyard and I think that iteration of the character kinda brought all the thirty years together. It’s the American Badass, Big Evil all grown up into one. Yeah, so I think that’s kind of where we’re at and you know, I think that’s kind of where we’re moving forward when I do make appearances on TV.”
Even though he heavily suggested that he was done with professional wrestling in his Last Ride documentary, it would seem The Undertaker isn’t quite done yet.
You can view the full video below.