By Tim Brown | October 29, 2008
On retiring: "I cannot go on much longer. I donít want to embarrass myself, or embarrass Spike or embarrass TNA. We all know itís a wave that is coming in to shore. I donít know when exactly it will hit, but itís gonna hit. I thought probably this year. Actually itís over the last couple of years it seems the thought has been in-and-out, in-and-out, in-and-out these thoughts of retirement and everything else but under the circumstances I think that I want to stick it out for one last Ė and this is THE last Ė hurrah. I donít know when it will end for sure, but as long as I stay healthy into 2009. But how far into 2009 I donít know."
On realism behind the young vs. old storyline in TNA: "I would have probably gone into the WWE if it was about money. I came here [to TNA] very humble, believe me. But I wasnít welcomed with big, wide open arms from everybody. I didnít know it was going to be that way, but it was. It would surprise you if I named some of the guys that didnít receive me that well. Youíd never guess. There are a lot of the young guys that want us Ďdinosaursí to move out of the way, once and for all. And you know what? I can sympathise in some ways. I can. When I was a young Sting, back in the day when it was Ric Flair, Macho Man Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes, The Four Horsemen and all those guys, I had those moments of frustration. But I still always respected what they did. So yes, thereís a lot of realism in this story."
On Vince McMahon trying to sign him: "Yes, I was really close at least three, four times over the years. A few times in the early 1990s, when I chose TNA and once at a real key moment when WCW had overtaken WWE as the No1 group in wrestling. And I was pretty much at the peak of WCW, in their peak days. I forget how many weeks in a row WCW beat them in the ratings wars but it got really bad for WWE - WWF at the time. That was a key moment, and I was really close to jumping."
On dream matches for him: "In TNA, Iíd love to have a match or two with AJ. Iíve just had my first one with Joe. I think another one with Jeff Jarrett would be good. Outside of TNA, Iíve always thought Undertaker v Sting would be really something. And we just did this huge autograph session and I had so many wrestling fans come and say: ďHow about one more match with Ric Flair?Ē I think I could be 80-years-old and theyíd still be saying that."
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