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In the eyes of many, Sting is one of the most legendary wrestlers of all time, and he made a name for himself during his time with WCW.

Even though Sting was thought of as a WCW guy through and through, Sting revealed during an appearance on The Apter Chat that he almost left WCW after talking to Vince McMahon.

“I had probably had three… on three separate occasions, I had a conversation with Vince [McMahon] and I was close on a couple of those occasions to leaving [WCW].” Sting recalled, “two reasons why I never did, number one, WCW always ended up giving me what I asked for as far as… it wasn’t just financial – it was how much I work – I wanted to have it be in black and white, contractually, ‘I want to work X number of days and blah, blah, blah, only a certain number of house shows that I want to do throughout the year,’ so they gave me what I wanted.”

Ultimately, Sting stayed with WCW until its demise, and eventually he went to TNA for a while before ending his career in WWE.

Sting was open and honest about his intentions while talking with Vince McMahon, and he noted that Vince wasn’t thrilled about him signing with TNA.

“I ended up going to TNA and I’ll never forget having that conversation with Vince.” Sting remembered, “he’s on the phone with me and he says, ‘you know, Sting,’ he said, ‘I find this hard to believe. The legacy that you leave behind and the thought of you going to TNA is just, blah.’ That’s exactly what he said, ‘blah!’ And so then you fast forward to me coming back to do WrestleMania, I sent out a text to Vince and Triple H, and I simply said, ‘have you guys turned the page on Sting yet?’ because I honestly didn’t know. Did they turn the page? Are they done or would they consider a run up there?”

H/T Wrestling Inc