Source: The Baltimore Sun
Kevin Eck of The Baltimore Sun recently interviewed Sting. During the interview, Sting commented on the Jeff Hardy situation at Victory Road, just how close he was to signing with WWE earlier this year, and his Christian faith as it relates to iMPACT Wrestling’s more mature storylines. Here are some highlights from the interview.
On His Christian Faith with Respect to iMPACT Wrestling:
Absolutely. There’s no question about it. This is something that many Christians will use as their ace in the hole, and I’ll use it, but I’m not going to use it in a real loose way, and that is that Jesus Christ himself went in amongst the sinners – the murderers, the adulterers, the idolaters, the drunkards, and so on and so forth. And he didn’t come to judge them, he came to save them, be a doctor to them. I’m not putting myself on that level obviously, but at the same time, we are in the world, we are not of the world, if we are believers. I’m not going to put myself in a shell – it’s just not going to work that way. You have to get out there somehow or another and try to be a light or be the salt of the earth, and that’s all I’ve tried to do. As far as the content goes, I will only involve myself in situations that will not jeopardize my walk or my witness. You won’t hear vulgar things coming out of my mouth or sexual innuendos and all that kind of stuff.
On Lex Luger and His Condition:
He’s doing fantastic. I talk to him, on average, probably every couple weeks. His body is getting stronger all the time. You’re talking about a guy who from the neck down had nothing for a good three days or so [after suffering a spinal stroke], and then slowly but surely was able to move his arms and his legs. They did a surgery on his hips and that helped huge. They said he would never walk again, and he’s walking now without a walker or a cane. He does get tired and he’ll need to sit down for a few minutes. But he’s a completely different person now. He used to talk about nothing but himself [laughs], but now he’ll ask about other people’s lives and what’s going on.
On Him Nearly Going to WWE:
I’ll answer the second part first. Yes, I was contacted by WWE people. The vignettes I can honestly tell you that I do not understand that one even now, unless it was some kind of deal where they were just trying to test the waters, I really don’t know, because so many people were saying, “I hope it’s Sting, I hope it’s Sting.” I thought, “Gosh, I wonder if they’re going to shoot themselves in the foot there by making this choice, because if things do not work out, why did they do it to begin with?” I had all kinds of things going through my head. But, yeah, I was very, very close to going up there, and I believe there probably would have been something with Undertaker. That was the word at least.
On the Jeff Hardy Match at Victory Road:
I want to be careful with my words here because I really like Jeff Hardy. I’m hoping he can come back because that guy is so talented, but he has personal issues in his life and it just became too much for him, too overwhelming, and he just couldn’t cope and didn’t know how to handle it. So he made some bad choices and he’s having to deal with those choices and the consequences now. I hear he’s doing much, much better. Last I heard, he was riding his bike 10 miles a day and just getting in great shape and his life was getting in some kind of order.
I encourage you to read the entire interview on The Baltimore Sun’s website by clicking here. Enjoy!