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Sting: How the journey should end

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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.

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  1. Kajmere's Avatar
    Although the wrestling fan in me would go nuts to see this match, consider this:
    CM Punk- 34 yrs old
    Sting- 54
    Taker- 48
    That's quite a step from WM 29. Also, for him to come for 1 match is simply well-wishing, it's unrealistic. I think we'll see this convo again next year, along with 2pac is still alive and big foot was seen in the mountains.
  2. Joe881's Avatar
    Sting VS Taker match is something I have been dreaming of for over 15 years. That being said I think both guys are just too old for the match, I mean Sting is in pretty good shape for his age but Taker is on the edge of falling apart. Just wanted to make one correction to your blog good sir. "Finally beating Flair at Starrcade for that same title." Sting actually finally beat Flair for the title at The Great American Bash '90 and unmasked The Black Scorpion at Starrcade '90 who happened to be Flair. But great blog man, really enjoyed the read.
  3. body slam's Avatar
    Why does Sting have to lose to Taker at WM? Why can't he be the one to stop the streak?
  4. 5 Finger Death Punch's Avatar
    No offense dude, but that ending would suck for us all! I don't think STING would go unless it was under terms he would be comfortable with. Icon Crow vs Taker, a guy who never wrestles and beats Sting would not work...given his lack of trust with Vince and the Sting character! He would possibly agree to ending the streak, with a No Contest, with maybe all the big names in the WWE coming out and encouraging them both to stop! Talent tries to get in the ring to stop the carnage, with Taker and Sting fighting them off...suddenly the lights go...come back on and they are both gone. Did the streak end? He didn't lose? If Sting comes out again, it would be as Steve Borden who wants to take over WWE, as General Manager, COO and Owner as payback for the WWE buy-out and as the Iconic Savior of Wrestling! The Crow in the rafters will not happen in the WWE given the Owen Hart tragedy!
    Quote Originally Posted by DK Wrestling Savior
    I would also only bring Sting in for this one match.

    They may be older...but this match is the sort that would bring out the very best in both. Sting can work out and get into top shape, much like Taker used to do. If they both did that, and just let it all out for 15-20 minutes, with Undertaker winning with the Tombstone.

    They face off afterwards and the lights go out, the lightning strikes...Undertaker is left alone in the ring. We never hear from Sting in WWE again.
    Updated 10-24-2013 at 09:05 PM by 5 Finger Death Punch
  5. The Phantom Menace's Avatar
    I've been a fan of Sting since his days in the UWF all the way through the NWA/WCW & now TNA. Sting has stated on many occasions that he couldn't trust the way Uncle Vince would handle his character. I can only see him respectfully accepting his HOF induction from WWE & nothing more. And even in his mid 50's he's trying to put on somewhat decent matches but more importantly he's building up the younger talent so that wrestling has a future. We will never-never-never see Steve Borden step foot in a WWE ring to wrestle because of the way they treat talent made in other companies. Remember what the Rock said to Booker T" Just who the hell are you?", Dusty Rhodes dancing in polka dots(20 years later I'm just starting to get that out of my head), they turned TAZ into a b*tch, Mick Foley into a clown, so on & so on. Sting is doing what he believes is truely best for THE BUISNESS, he doesn't need the paycheck & he doesn't have to start all over again from the bottom just to put 'Taker over...if I remember correctly he beat Mark 25 years ago(easily) so he keeps the respect & his hard earned reputation in tact all while grooming the next group of wrestlers for greatness. Mad love & much repect to the Icon for sticking to his guns!
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