TNA Hall of Famer Sting on his toughest competitors, working out and steroids, and how long he expects to wrestle


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TNA Hall of Famer Sting on his toughest competitors, working out and steroids, and how long he expects to wrestle
Jun 19, 2013 - 04:07 PM


TNA Hall of Famer Sting recently sat down with Muscle and Fitness and discussed working out in his career and other topics. You can read the full interview at http://www.muscleandfitness.com/news-and-features/athletes-and-celebrities/wcw-and-tna-wrestler-sting-speaks. Among the highlights:

Sting on his toughest competitors: "The best and most memorable feuds were with Rick -sic] and Hulk Hogan. One of the toughest opponents was Kurt Angle. He’s an Olympic gold medalist and they call him “the Wrestling Machine” and that’s exactly what he is. His pace and work ethic in the ring is top notch. There’s nothing he can’t do... Lex Luger, aesthetically he trained to look good like I was doing, but he had freakish strength as well. I saw him squat 500 easily. I saw him bench 405 for reps. It was easy for him. I saw him incline 405. He was just a really strong guy."

On working out: "I trained for size. That’s all I was training for. My knees are arthritic now. I don’t have a whole lot of flexibility left. Thankfully, I got smart somehow or another in 1990 and stopped taking steroids – totally stopped. A lot of the guys I ran with all those years continued to take steroids year after year – those guys are having their knees and their hips replaced. I’m not saying everybody who gets their knees and their hips replaced took steroids. I just noticed that the guys who did that were too big, too bulky, too heavy, and the body couldn’t handle it and it took its toll. So that was my one saving grace, but I would train differently now. I’m actually doing pretty good for a guy my age – I just turned 54 – and I’m still hanging in there. I can move a little bit in the ring."

On how long he will wrestle: "I’ve learned not to give a time. I can’t go on wrestling much longer. I’m taking it, literally, one month at a time. I’m under contract until January of next year, so we’ll see what’s happening. I do want to do more movies. I’m looking at a few different things, reality shows being one of them. I’m just trying to move onto the next season of my life. As far as wrestling goes, I’ve stayed away from the creative part of it all these years, I just don’t want to sit in on the meetings and babysit wrestlers and personalities and all that. But, there are things I’d like to see happen in pro wrestling and I may try to make it materialize. I don’t know. "

Shore's Slant: The article also discusses his role in Revelation Road with Brian Bosworth.

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