Sting's wrestling career is over ... TMZ Sports has learned.This was somewhat expected. There have been vague rumors/speculation that he may do something physical at WrestleMania 32 in Dallas. Personally, I never really bought into those. Beyond that I cannot say that I actually wanted to see Sting in the ring again after that issue in the Seth Rollins match.
Long story short ... the wrestling legend messed up his neck real bad at his "WWE Night of Champions" match against Seth Rollins back in September -- and was never able to recover.
Sources connected to Sting tell us he was evaluated by several doctors who all agree -- it's just too risky for the wrestler to get back in the squared circle ... so, he's decided to hang up his singlet.
We're told the 56-year-old was formally diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis -- a condition affecting the nerves that can result in extreme pain and discomfort.
The article did go on to say that the announcement would be officially made at the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Our sources tell us Sting may make his official announcement next month at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in Texas ... but we're told it's a done deal.
That being the case, I cannot think of a more fitting and classier way for Sting to leave the industry.
Since I ended up doing Hall of Fame entries on the Fabulous Freebirds, and Big Boss Man, I intend to go back and do one for the Stinger as well.
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