Sting Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame, Announces Retirement

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Pro-wrestler Sting was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday night during the 2016 ceremony in Cleveland, OH... and also announced his retirement.

During his induction speech, the 57-year-old recalled moments from his career... before saying good bye.

"On this very night, at this very moment... I'm going to finish my wrestling career under the WWE umbrella and I am so proud of that," Sting said. "I am officially going to retire tonight."

"I just want you to know this isn't goodbye, it's just see ya later," he added.

It's likely Sting could take on a non-physical role with the WWE, though it's unclear what exactly, as of press time.

Sting began his wrestling career in the mid-1980s, rising to fame by 1987 with the NWA promotion, today known as WCW, where he wrestled for years... before finally making his WWE debut in 2014.

He suffered a severe neck injury during his WWE "Night Of Champions" match with Seth Rollins in December and hasn't wrestled since.