Sting, who recently made his debut on AEW revealed how WWE Chairman Vince McMahon reacted to The Stinger choosing TNA over WWE.
Vince McMahon said ‘Bleh’ when Sting spoke about TNA
During AEW Unrestricted, Sting opened up on Vince’s reaction when he revealed to him that he would be signing with TNA.
“I was called, it’s funny, I was called by Jerry Jarrett’s son Jeff Jarrett, you know. The guy who gave me my break originally, Jerry Jarrett, his son Jeff all those years later struck some kind of a deal with Dixie Carter. He called and said, ‘hey would you want to come and do a show.’ I did one, and then, ‘do you wanna do another one?’ — ‘Alight.’ — Then it was like, ‘could we maybe get you to sign a deal and do something with us?’ — I don’t know… it took some twisting of my arm at the time to do it, but I decided I was gonna do it.”
The Stinger recalled speaking with Vince on phone and revealed that the WWE Chairman had said ‘bleh’ when the former WCW star said he would go to TNA.
Vince [McMahon] was in the picture once again during that time. I’ll never forget I’m talking to him on the phone. I go, ‘Vince, I’m gonna go to TNA.’ He said ‘the thought of you and the legacy that you leave behind and you going to TNA is just BLEH!’ I swear, he literally said, ‘BLEH!’”
Then I ended up working for [WWE] a few years later.”
Sting eventually signed with WWE and was also an inducted to the company’s Hall of Fame in 2016. He also received an induction into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2012.