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TMZ Sports is reporting that the legendary wrestling career of Sting has come to an end, as he has officially decided to retire from the ring.
The report states that Sting has formally been diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis, which is a condition that affects the nerves and can result in extreme pain and discomfort. It is also the same condition that forced WWE Hall of Famer Edge into retirement back in 2011.
Sting's condition stems from his match against Seth Rollins back in September of 2015, in which he suffered damage to his neck from a powerbomb into the turnbuckles that he was never able to fully recover from. Sting has not competed in a single match since that time, and will also have to undergo neck surgery.
The latest word is that Sting will likely officially announce his retirement when he is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before WrestleMania 32 in Dallas, Texas; however, as of right now, the deal appears to be sealed. The report further states that Sting is open to a "non-physical" role with WWE; however, no offer has yet been made.