Sting wanted to do a Cinematic match with Undertaker but Vince McMahon refused. The fans have wanted to see the ICON and the DeadMan go head to head for several years.
Sting is one of the biggest names ever in the world of pro-wrestling, Interestingly, he earned most of his name and fame outside of the WWE and became a global phenomenon, an Icon if you will. The WWE had their own Phenom in the Undertaker, who almost became a symbol of the promotion.
Many believed that they would never see them together in the same building let alone a ring. Then the unthinkable happened in 2014 when Sting finally debuted in the WWE. Fans cried tears of joy. A dream showdown was very possible. In the end however, the match never happened.
Sting has been very vocal of his desire to face the Undertaker. He even commented on his documentary, Sting’s Last Ride, that he wanted to go up against Taker even if it was just a face-off. Dave Melzter of the Wrestling Observer has now revealed that Sting wanted to go one on one with the Undertaker in a cinematic match.
Sting wanted to do a Cinematic match with Undertaker but Vince McMahon refused
The Undertaker’s in ring quality has obviously suffered with age. However, he fought AJ Styles at this year’s Wrestlemania in a highly acclaimed match. The cinematic format allowed Undertaker to highlight his strengths while hiding his flaws.
The very same could have been done for his match against Sting. Undertaker has previously said that he feels the match should have happened at their primes. A cinematic match however, allows them to dictate the match in the manner they want to and could have easily been a sell-out but Vince turned the request down.
“WWE had no interest in him as a television character,” Meltzer wrote. “Khan wants to make him a regular television character, although he very clearly has to be protected when it comes to not taking bumps. Still, it is known Sting wanted to do a Cinematic match with Undertaker, and for whatever reason, while fans have clamored for Undertaker vs. Sting for years, it has never been a match that appealed to McMahon.”
Sting recently debuted for AEW. It is unlikely he will ever return to the WWE after how he was handled there. Even if he does, the Undertaker recently called time on his career at Survivor Series. It is hard to fathom that Sting and The Undertaker were at the same Wrestlemania and did not face each other!
This Dream Match will forever be just that, a Dream match; very possibly the greatest match that never took place.
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