Originally Posted by CrowOfMurders
No, Sting has no choice if he wins or loses. What he does in the ring is all on them. So how well he wrestles or how good his opponent looks falls on the two in the ring.
Sting is built up as TNA's Undertaker in alot of the way he's booked these days, so they don't want to make him look weak, they give him the same ethereal supernatural aura as UT gets in 'E. He's their first icon, and he should be hard to beat clean.
The Undertaker's last WWE Title reign ended in February 2010. Never went for the title since. Sting's last title shot, before this one, was June 2012. Undertaker's last 4 televised matches, he won cleanly only 3 of them. Each one had his opponents looking like they could win. Last two matches was spent making the Shield look like a real threat. Sting's last 4 televised matches had him win 3 times yet his opponents never won once. Morgan got knocked out to a sloppy Scorpion Deathlock, Aries never got the chance to finish his match and Sting already beaten Aces and Eights twice, making them look less threatening when numbers were even (or in the last match's case, when they had the superior numbers).
Since 2011, the Undertaker wrestled only wrestled six times. Sting wrestled nine times in 2013 alone. Sting is no Undertaker. TNA or otherwise.
That point made, Sting has put over many TNA talents, including AJ, Joe and many others, the specifics of his matches aren't always his decision and he's been a company guy from day one. All in all, he doesn't need any more title shots,and barring any more Victory Road incidents, TNA has many talents to put in the main event.
You know what putting over means? It means making their opponents a star. Making them into main event material. Ric Flair put over Sting. Bret Hart put over Stone Cold. Kurt Angle put over John Cena.
Conversely, Hogan lost to Billy Kidman. Cena lost to the Miz. Sting lost to Robert Roode. If Sting really put these people over, why aren't THEY
in the main events?
If they do give Sting the strap, I think it'll be to drop it to AJ, recreating his "pass the torch" moment from a few years back.
That'll mean Sting will hold the title till October? HECK NO!
I'd rather see a screw job, Sting losing the titleshot for life, and it culminating in a Hogan/Sting starrcade, Ray/Styles slammiversary match recreation, Bully Ray is obviously NWO hogan, and Styles is antihero Crow/Sting, whether its a rehash or not, its been very fun to watch, Bullray is an awesome heel and AJ has been really unpredictable especially the ending this week.
Sadly, that is ruined with Bully being part of Aces and Eights. The way they were booked, they seem like a group of guys who couldn't succeed without help. Styles beating Bully at that point won't really establish him.
Originally Posted by MachoManFan
Bully Ray is 41. The same age as the Rock. I'm sure he still has plenty of years to give. Sting is 54. The Undertaker is only 48 and hasn't been in the world title picture for three years. If Sting was in the WWE right now, it would be to try to get the younger talent over (like Flair with Miz or Jericho with Fandango).
Neither Sting nor Bully needs to be put over. And I serously doubt TNA is going to not give Sting another World Title shot if he wins or loses. And being No Holds Barred, DQ shouldn't be a way out.