Sting Was Due To Battle Steve Austin At Wrestlemania 19
WCW icon Sting was set to feud with Steve Austin at Wrestlemania 19, a new book has revealed.
The 56-year-old, who made his WWE in-ring debut at Wrestlemania this year against Triple H, admits he has wondered how his career may have progressed if he had signed for the company back in 2003.
According to The Attitude Era by Jon Robinson, discussions did not get beyond that initial stage.
Sting is quoted as saying: “I had been negotiating with Vince [McMahon], and one of the ideas was for me to debut at the end of WrestleMania XIX and confront ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.
“Negotiations fell apart and it never happened, but it makes you wonder, ‘What if?’
“That was one of the times I was talking with Vince, and it would’ve been an incredible night that would’ve translated into some major, major rivalries and match-ups for years to come.”
Austin went on to headline that year’s show with The Rock instead – and their third ‘Mania contest proved to be Stone Cold’s final outing in the ring before hanging up his boots.
But the pair certainly clashed on plenty of occasions in WCW during the early 1990s. Check out clips of some of their matches in the videos above.