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TNA NEWS: Sting interview - what has kept him in TNA?, what's left to accomplish?, mixed feelings about TNA HOF induction

Feb 3, 2013 - 2:58:18 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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TNA Hall of Famer Sting says loyalty to TNA and Dixie Carter, good pay, and wanting to see the company become a "household name" in the U.S. have kept him with the company for the past several years.

“The group of men and women under the TNA roof, the fans, the brand, I just feel content here," Sting told the WrestleShark podcast. "The home has been good here; Dixie Carter, the Carter family have been great to work with over the years and Dixie is very persuasive.”

What keeps him coming back every year is the same as when he agreed to return to TNA in 2005 for his current run.

"Dixie was very persuasive," Sting said, "being willing to make it right in terms of scheduling, the time on the road, of course money is an issue, it just all came together. And I love the brand...that’s all there is to it. It was like a now or never moment for me.”

Asked what is left for him to accomplish, Sting said it's helping TNA become a household name in the U.S., which he believes can be accomplished by taking television on the road.

"I think if we go out on the road there is a lot of potential for that to happen," Sting said.

As for being the first TNA Hall of Fame inductee, which was announced last year, Sting said he had mixed feelings about it, especially because he's not retired yet.

“Very humbling...because there are so many other guys, the Samoa Joes, the A.J. Styles, Bobby Roode, James Storm, Jeff Jarrett, who were here before I was. They helped build a foundation for this company," Sting said. "I was kind of like ‘am I being put out to pasture here or what?’ [laughs] plus I’m an active wrestler. So it seems kind of weird to be inducted into the Hall of Fame while you’re still working.”

[ LINK: Sting's full interview can be heard here at WrestleShark.podbean.com or in iTunes here - http://bit.ly/11iIVF4 ]

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