UPDATE 3x: The official Facebook page for Sting posted the following:
“As many of you may already know, Sting is undergoing treatment for the injuries he sustained in last night’s match with Seth Rollins. Doctors will continue to evaluate his condition, but he is a man of remarkable health and resiliency, especially at his age and with all he’s endured throughout his stellar career. Therefore, we are optimistic he will have a speedy recovery and return to full health soon. Sting has kept his body in excellent shape, due largely to the guidance he’s received from his personal trainer Jeff Cavaliere (ATHLEAN-X), and we trust this will prove beneficial to the recovery process. As a side note, we later learned the greatest damage to his body took place before the match was over, but being the true professional he is and among the hardest workers to ever step foot in the ring, he insisted to see the match through to the end.” -Steve Martinez
UPDATE 2x: WWE.com confirmed that Sting was injured at Night of Champions:
Sting reportedly sustained an injury Sunday night during his WWE World Heavyweight Title Match against champion Seth Rollins.
Check back with WWE.com for more details and updates on Sting’s condition following Night of Champions.
Also, it’s believed that Sting underwent medical tests last night or this morning, so WWE could accurately diagnose what the injury is.
UPDATE: Dave Meltzer has confirmed our report as well. He noted that the injury to Sting is significant and the injury was to his neck. That’s all the information that we know right now. We hope to have more soon. A couple of years ago while he was in TNA, he thought that he tore his achilles in a match and he apologized to the crowd at the show. At the time he thought that it was the end of his career. Luckily for him he did not tear his achilles like he originally thought. The injury he suffered last night at Night Of Champions could be the end of Sting’s in-ring career.
ORIGINAL: For those that missed WWE Night Of Champions, Sting appeared to have injured his back when he took a back first turnbuckle bomb from Seth Rollins. Sting had trouble moving around after that spot and trainers came into the ring to check on Sting.
We are told that Sting’s injury is legit and not part of the match. The match would have gone a few minutes longer but the call was made to end it early and have Rollins pin Sting with a small package.
Off camera, Sting was helped to the backstage area by trainers and the referee. There were more trainers waiting for him at the top of the ramp area. Hopefully it’s nothing serious and we wish him a speedy recovery.
For 56 years old I think he looked great in the ring.