Joe “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis stated in an interview with “Extreme Pro Wrestling Radio” on KFAN that Sting should not be referred to as an icon until he joins WWE.

“Sting is not in the same league as guys like Triple H, Stone Cold, The Rock. Sting will never be considered a legend or icon until he lets his pride go and joins WWE. He needs to bury his personal issues and just get into the WWE. Sting has to come over to the WWE to be that guy, it’s a bigger stage. Impact is one thing, the WWE is a way bigger thing.”