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WWE Hall Of Famer makes jarring revelation about Sting-Triple H match at WrestleMania

Sudhir Bose
42.16K   //    15 Jan 2016, 16:28 IST
That expression on Shawn Michaels’ face says it all

Saying that there’s a lot going on behind WWE’s closed doors would be a massive understatement, and we don’t mean just kayfabe. Backstage politics, animosity between big names, ego clashes are nothing new to the Universe. So it was all the more distressing when we heard that a legend such as Sting, who has given pro-wrestling so much, would be subject to such pettiness, especially at this juncture. 

Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard interviewed another legend in WWE Hall Of Famer Scott Hall AKA Razor Ramon, who admitted that there was an air of discomfort around Sting and Triple H’s match at WrestleMania 31:

“I was there and obviously involved in his match at WrestleMania last year. We’re rehearsing the match in Cali last year at Levi Stadium, and it’s the Kliq and the New Age Outlaws out there, and we all know each other. And then there’s Sting, who doesn’t know anybody. He’s an outsider. I just think he never felt comfortable there. Being hurt was answered prayer for him–just let it end.

You need to remember that Vince is never going to go with something he didn’t create. But we didn’t get anything done at the rehearsal the night before, so WrestleMania day, there were tents in the parking lot set up with rings for rehearsal.

So we’re all in there again, and I’m next to Hulk on the ring apron and Triple H is going over the match and then he goes, ‘OK, he’ll break the sledgehammer, then I’ll hit him with the sledgehammer, and cover him, 1-2-3.’

I looked at Hulk, and Hulk looked at me, and I was thinking, ‘Sting, what kind of lawyer do you have, bro? You’re coming in the door doing a job? You weren’t even guaranteed to go over?’ That’s Vince just reminding you who won, even if he’s going to make money the other way.”

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Sudhir Bose
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