Sting Talks Aces & Eights, TNA Storylines, Wrestling For WWE Before He Retires

TNA star Sting recently spoke with the Phoenix New Times to promote Sunday’s Bound for Glory PPV and discussed the Aces and 8s angle, TNA’s overall creative direction and more. Here are some highlights of what Sting said about:

On the segment where he and Hulk Hogan were kidnapped by Aces and 8s: “Yeah…I do have a lot to say about that but, you know, I just need to play it safe for right now. I can say that we were real close to needing S.A.G. cards, you know? (laughs) We need to be with the guild here if we keep going like this.”

On whether fans will be satisfied with the Aces and 8s payoff: “That is always a concern and I’ve been on both sides of the fence when there’s been a big build-up happening and there was not a payoff and there’s nothing worse, believe me. But, man, when the payoff is there and delivery is made, it’s awesome. Only time will tell. My hands have not really been around this one like in the past because it’s not about me. I just want to try to make it as good as I possibly can.”

On TNA’s creative direction: “I’m glad that the storylines are what they are now…eh, I don’t agree with everything happening, but, again, whatever is put before me, I will always just try to enhance or tweak or make changes that I think will make it better for everybody,” Sting said. “And I’m not just talking about for myself, I’m talking about for everybody.”

On who he would like to work with: “Magnus is somebody who I’m watching and going, ‘Man, there’s definitely that could be done with him.’ He just needs to find his niche. There are few others that I’m interested in working with and I want to do that.”

On how much longer he’ll wrestle: “That question comes (up) about once a year and its a legitimate question. Every year I think, ‘How long am I going to do this?’ And it’s one of those play it by ear and see what happens kind of things.”

On a potential WWE jump: “I know every year there seems to be talk of it. There’s rumors that always fly. It was all over the Internet pretty big last year or the year before. So, I don’t know, especially now that I will be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame. They may just turn the page at that point. I have no idea.”

On what he would be looking for in a potential WWE leap: “It’s too tough of a question to answer because its not just what they would do. It would have to depend on what the dynamics of that particular time would be. What’s going on? What’s the context? For example, right here with TNA. What are my choices? You just never say never.”

On wanting to be able to use his WCW footage (which WWE owns): “There have been times over the years where I wanted to have some footage to use for other personal things in life and I don’t have it. Although I did call once and they were great. They gave me whatever I needed and it was nice.”

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