Sting: How the journey should end
by, 10-23-2013 at 11:45 AM (7435 Views)
The Icon. The Enigma. The man called Sting. What a career this legend has had. Clash of Champions going 45 minutes with Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight title. Finally beating Flair at Starrcade for that same title. The bull-rope matches with Vader. His epic feuds with the Four Horsemen. I can go on and on. He spent over a decade as the Franchise of WCW before its demise. Vanished into thin air then resurfaced as the go to guy for TNA. Now there are some very serious talks of him being at Wrestlemania 30. Let us explore this rumor a bit more shall we?
Sting has been THE lone hold out of great superstars to never walk through the WWE curtains. He has stood his ground and never made the jump because, in his own words, he never thought he could trust Vince to maintain the integrity of the Sting character. Maybe this is a little bit of Sting's ego showing but I tend to agree with him to an extent. If we look at Vince's track record with the old WCW stars he did tend to over "enhance" them once they jumped ship. (Think polka dots.) But in all honesty maybe Sting should've tried a little harder to understand Vince. The WWE handled Flair with great class and only enhanced his legend status. In the 90's I can only imagine that McMahon was salivating over the prospect of Sting versus Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels. Why did he never come to WWE? Only Sting really knows the answer.
So all of this begs the question: Should Sting finish his career with WWE and show up at Wrestlemania 30? My opinion is yes. Its time for him to step back on the big stage and make and impact. The old days of WCW vs. WWE are gone and no one wants to waste anymore bullets on that dead war. As for Vince and the WWE it would be a great boost and, judging by the current ratings drop and fan reaction, they need it.
If he does make the move there are some intriguing match ups. Icon vs. Undertaker. The man called Sting vs. The World's Largest Athlete: Unfinished Business. Or perhaps Icon vs. Cena. It would be a true passing of the torch type match. (The Rock and Cena are too close in age and Rocks career ended early due to his acting for that to be termed a passing of the torch IMO.)
TNA has been a great platform for Sting to perform on for several years but it is time to move on. As a fan, I sure hope he does. I will mark out like no other if I hear his music hit on the grandest stage of them all. One thing is for sure, if he does come over for WM30 it will be done with class and respect on both sides. The name "Sting" and the legend attached to it deserves nothing less.