The Daily Star in the UK is featuring an interview with TNA Champion Sting where he comments for the first time regarding the incident involving Jeff Hardy at last month’s Victory Road PPV.

“I hated what happened because I wanted to give fans a great match. But I realize it had to happen the way it did. And after all was said and done I came to the back and made sure he was OK. He is OK and he’s been talking to people close to him a lot. Jeff is getting stronger. He’s riding 10 miles a day on his mountain bike to get in condition, I hear! Good luck to him.”

Sting also responded to criticism of the TNA product in the wrestling media.

“I believe that fans will look back on 2011 as special for TNA. Some critics on the internet despise TNA. And as a wrestler, I am never going to be able to please the guys who want to get rid of the dinosaur but I don’t read those things too much. If I did I’d probably shoot myself! HA! What matters is the crowd in the arena. I think we have to take Impact and PPVs on the road. There have been times which were almost surreal when I’ve thought, wow it’s like time stood still. But as long as we don’t lose sight of reality our audience will continue to grow.”

Full interview:
STING IS AT SHARP END