The Vigilante made his debut at Survivor Series 2014, where he confronted Triple H and paved the way for their match at WrestleMania 31. Though Sting's match with The Game brought some good old nostalgia from the Monday Night Wars in the '90s, fans were hoping he'd get a match with 'Taker instead.
It was never meant to be, unfortunately. Sting would retire in 2016 after suffering a neck injury a few months later. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame, seemingly shutting the door on that dream fight against Undertaker for good.
But in a recent interview with Wrestling Travel, Sting revealed that he would come out of retirement for one specific match: A bout with none other than The Undertaker.
"I mean, everyone knows who it would be. Taker, he’s the only guy I’d come out of retirement for now. No one else. We could just never get it together to make it happen. When I started talking to WWE he was booked with Brock and then I did the deal with Triple H and he had another feud going on at the time, so it was just one of those things we couldn’t make happen.
"But I don’t regret it not happening either, I mean I got to face Triple H at my first WrestleMania and then wrestle Seth (Rollins) for the world title, so I didn’t do too badly out of that deal. But yeah, now, the only person I’m getting back in the ring for is Taker."
Sting would lose to Triple H in an enticing back-and-forth match, where members from the legendary New World Order and D-Generation X stables came out to interfere in the match. As for Undertaker, he would defeat Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 31.
Both superstars would take some time off before competing again, but Sting would then enter a program against Seth Rollins. This culminated in a match at Night of Champions - where Rollins would defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The Architect would win the match, but Sting unfortunately suffered the aforementioned neck injury that forced him into retirement. That was the final dagger for fans who dreamed of the Sting and Undertaker match.
What This Means
Sting is now 60 years of age, but he has had three years to fully recover and try to keep himself in wrestling shape - should he decide to come out of retirement. Though Undertaker turns 54 on Sunday, he remains in good shape and is still wrestling. If Sting is fully confident in is ability to wrestle again, and if WWE is willing to do it, then maybe the match will happen. After all, we have seen crazier things in the WWE.