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Last week, TMZ reported that Sting – WCW legend, WWE Hall of Famer, and guy whose sole WWE victory was against the Big Show – would be retiring from pro wrestling, the unfortunate result of the cervical spinal stenosis he suffered during his 2015 Night of the Champions match against Seth Rollins. It was believed to be true, especially given that the Stinger would be giving his WWE Hall of Fame acceptance speech during WrestleMania weekend next month.

However, it appears all that talk about retirement is nothing more than a rumor, according to the man himself. For those of you holding onto the dream of a Sting vs. Undertaker match, you’re in luck. Sting has now said that he’s not planning to retire anytime soon. TMZ originally posted a video of the Stinger mentioning this, but the video has since been taken down.

“My neck is okay. I’m not officially retired. There’s a lot of rumors out there, but I’m not officially retired.”

Here’s the good of this: Sting doesn’t deserve to go out with a neck injury, considering he just showed last year, at age 56 (!), that he can still go. Ironically enough, Sting celebrated his 57th birthday yesterday; and considering his legacy, he deserves a hell of a lot better than a 1-2 WWE record, a loss against Triple H at WrestleMania and being unable to complete a match for the WWE World Heavyweight Title due to injury. Though it’s uncertain when Sting will be back in the ring, he should have the opportunity for a more fitting blow-off match after which he can ride off into the sunset. Or, you know – zipline back up into the rafters.