Sting was set to feud with Steve Austin had he signed with WWE in 2003
‘The Icon’ Sting made his way into the WWE late last year and created a watershed moment that longtime fans had given up hopes of ever being able to see. However, in the latest book released by the WWE on the Attitude Era, Sting revealed that he was close to signing with the WWE back in 2003 and was set to feud with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.
“I had been negotiating with Vince [McMahon], and one of the ideas was for me to debut at the end of WrestleMania XIX and confront “Stone Cold” Steve Austin,” says Sting. “Negotiations fell apart and it never happened, but it makes you wonder, ‘What if?’ That was one of the times I was talking with Vince, and it would’ve been an incredible night that would’ve translated into some major, major rivalries and match-ups for years to come.”
Austin says, “It would’ve been interesting to see Sting get a four or five year run in WWE when he was younger. I actually had no idea that he was that close to signing at one point, but it would’ve been a moment for the ages. As a wrestling fan and as a fan of Sting, it’s too bad that it never happened.”
The revelation is interesting considering the fact that Austin wrestled his last match against The Rock at the said event. But, fans have to wonder how cool it would have been to have seen Sting vs Austin in their heyday.