The WWE news that Sting has agreed to work with the WWE, at least in promotional ventures, made it look like the WCW legend would finally make his first appearance in a WWE ring. While that would be a first time experience that all his fans would love to see, another first time experience took place this weekend. According to Wrestle View on Sunday, Sting met Vince McMahon face to face for the first time ever for the WWE 2K15 panel at the weekend’s “Summerslam” pay-per-view festivities.
Sting spent almost his entire career in the NWA and WCW prior to Vince McMahon purchasing WCW and putting his rival out of business. When he made the huge announcement, it was on the final WCW show ever taped and actually went as far as publicly firing Jeff Jarrett live on television. There were a number of high paid WCW superstars that the WWE offered a chance at a buy out to join the WWE, or else they could sit out the remainder of their contract and receive their pay from Time Warner.
While some superstars agreed to the WWE contract buyout, such as Diamond Dallas Page, many others sat out their deals to get their full payment. Sting was one of those men, and never met Vince McMahon in person to discuss any other options. When Sting’s contract finally expired, he chose not to jump to the WWE and instead went with Jeff Jarrett and joined his TNA Impact Wrestling promotion instead. Sting worked for TNA Impact Wrestling until last year when his contract expired and he chose to leave.
Since his contract with TNA Impact Wrestling expired, the WWE rumors have been on fire that he would join the WWE and he finally signed his promotional deal with the company. However, through all the negotiations, Sting has never actually met Vince McMahon in person, although the two have spoken on the phone before. Many feel that the negotiations between Sting and the WWE might heat up this weekend during “Summerslam,” and this meeting with Vince McMahon might finally instigate that event.