Recently on WOOOOO! Nation with Ric Flair, 'The Nature Boy' spoke with A Man Called Sting. Sting talked about the first time he almost left WCW for WWE and indicated that he would like Flair to induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame.
According to Sting, he thought he was going to leave WCW when Jim Herd was in charge of the company from 1988 to 1992.
"That was the first time I just about left and went to [WWE]. I hadn't had any conversations with Vince [McMahon] at all, aside from a NATPE convention once, a few words here and there, and very friendly [and] all good. And when it came time for me to negotiate my contract with [WCW Executive Vice President] Jim Herd and he threw an offer out, and I said, 'what? What?' And I'm thinking Road Warrior money and Flair money, and I said, 'I'm not going to do that.' And he said, 'well, what do you think?' and so I threw a number out there and he just about gagged. And he said, 'well, I see no precedent for that and Steve Avery, pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, he's only making $100,000 a year.' I said, 'he's going to make millions coming up here. This is his rookie year.' And I'm not in my rookie year, by the way. And so, I'm standing firm on what I'm presenting here and he said, 'well, alright' and I thought that was it, so I was prepared to, whether Vince would take me or not, I was prepared to leave."
While Sting admitted that he does not know whether 2016 will be the year he is entered into the WWE Hall of Fame, he said that he would like Flair to induct him.
"I've been asked that question so many times over the years, 'who would you want to [induct you into WWE Hall of Fame]?' and I said, 'Ric would have to be the one.' I mean, that's my first choice." Sting added, "I don't know what's going to happen for sure, so we'll just have to wait and see."
Sting implied that his days of performing in the ring may be over, as he said that his WWE run has been a short one, but a good one. Also, Sting claimed that he has little else to accomplish in his professional wrestling career now that he has worked for WWE.
"At least I have bragging rights now to say that I did WrestleMania and now I've wrestled for the [WWE] world title." Sting continued, "I think I've done just about everything there is to do and so I feel good that I can look back and say that I actually did something with WWE."
In addition to these topics, Sting talked about needing surgery, Lex Luger, and much more. Click here to listen to the podcast. If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit WOOOOO! Nation with Ric Flair with an H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.
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