History Wrestling / STing

13th Mar '17 11:32:23 AM Peridonyx
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* EpicFail: This is really the only way to describe the way Sting lost to Wrestling/BobbyRoode at 2012's ''Victory Road'' pay-per-view. A steel chair had been set up in the ring. Sting apparently forgot it was there, and went to give Roode the Scorpion Death Drop--with the chair right behind him! He ended up smacking the back of his head on the seat of the chair, knocking ''himself'' out and allowing Roode to pin him for the three. [[http://taimapedia.org/images/1/1c/Stinglol.gif Behold the historic moment in gif form!]]

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This is really the only way to describe the way Sting lost to Wrestling/BobbyRoode at 2012's ''Victory Road'' pay-per-view. A steel chair had been set up in the ring. Sting apparently forgot it was there, and went to give Roode the Scorpion Death Drop--with the chair right behind him! He ended up smacking the back of his head on the seat of the chair, knocking ''himself'' out and allowing Roode to pin him for the three. [[http://taimapedia.org/images/1/1c/Stinglol.gif Behold the historic moment in gif form!]]form!]]
** How a lot of fans see his WWE run. His debut match (versus Triple H at ''WrestleMania 31'') devolved into yet another "WWE vs. WCW"-fest, and he (and, by extension, his fellow WCW alumni) lost on top of it. Likewise, while he'd been booked to win his next match (versus Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at ''Night of Champions 2015'') as compensation, an injury forced him to lose that as well. Finally, it was revealed that said injury was career-ending -- meaning that his entire WWE run as well as his final in-ring moments were spent as basically a {{Jobber}}. The only consolation is that he was paid a truckload.
3rd Mar '17 4:53:28 PM FordPrefect
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** [[SarcasmMode For]] [[DarkIsNotEvil some]] [[BadassLongcoat weird]] [[LightningBruiser reason]], there are tons of comparisons between Sting and Wrestling/TheUndertaker. Both are goth-themed wrestlers with a connection to the afterlife who have been known to carry pet birds (a vulture for the Deadman) into the ring with them. WWE's "2.21.11" vignettes set off a wave of internet specuation that Sting had finally signed with the company. As it turned out, the vignettes were hyping the return of the Undertaker, but to this day, nobody's sure if Undertaker's return was the initial plan or if negotiations with Sting fell through at the last minute and the vignettes were repurposed. For their part, Wrestling/{{TNA}} satirized the vignettes with one of their own, with the date "3.3.11", which made it painfully obvious that Sting was an [[FollowTheLeader off-brand]] Taker in their eyes and he would debut on ''Impact'' on that date. In interviews done well after the fact, Sting hinted that WWE came about the closest it had came before 2014 to hiring him around that "2.21.11" timeframe.

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** [[SarcasmMode For]] [[DarkIsNotEvil some]] [[BadassLongcoat weird]] [[LightningBruiser reason]], there are tons of comparisons between Sting and Wrestling/TheUndertaker. Both are goth-themed wrestlers with a connection to the afterlife who have been known to carry pet birds (a vulture for the Deadman) into the ring with them. WWE's "2.21.11" vignettes set off a wave of internet specuation speculation that Sting had finally signed with the company. As it turned out, the vignettes were hyping the return of the Undertaker, but to this day, nobody's sure if Undertaker's return was the initial plan or if negotiations with Sting fell through at the last minute and the vignettes were repurposed. For their part, Wrestling/{{TNA}} satirized the vignettes with one of their own, with the date "3.3.11", which made it painfully obvious that Sting was an [[FollowTheLeader off-brand]] Taker in their eyes and he would debut on ''Impact'' on that date. In interviews done well after the fact, Sting hinted that WWE came about the closest it had came before 2014 to hiring him around that "2.21.11" timeframe.
3rd Mar '17 4:52:18 PM FordPrefect
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Steve Borden, Sr. (born March 20, 1959) is better known to wrestling fans as (The Man Called) Sting. Working as a professional wrestler since 1985, he was recruited by a talent scout named Rick Bassman to train with three other wrestlers known as Power Team USA. Then known as Flash Borden, he, along with fellow Power Team USA member Jim "Justice" Helwig (who later became the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior) were called up by Jerry Jarrett (father of Wrestling/JeffJarrett) and joined the Continental Wrestling Association as the "Freedom Fighters". The two later joined Bill Watts' Universal Wrestling Federation in 1986, renaming themselves the "Blade Runners" and Borden and Justice renamed themselves Sting and Rock respectively.

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Steve Borden, Sr. (born March 20, 1959) is better known to wrestling fans as (The Man Called) Sting. Working as a professional wrestler since 1985, he was recruited by a talent scout named Rick Bassman to train with three other wrestlers known as Power Team USA. Then known as Flash Borden, he, along with he and fellow Power Team USA member Jim "Justice" Helwig (who later became the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior) were called up by Jerry Jarrett (father of Wrestling/JeffJarrett) and joined the Continental Wrestling Association as the "Freedom Fighters". The two later joined Bill Watts' Universal Wrestling Federation in 1986, renaming themselves the "Blade Runners" and Borden and Justice renamed themselves Sting and Rock respectively.
25th Feb '17 5:55:45 PM BlackTemplar
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** He recently said on ''Legends with [=JBL=]'' that he hasn't had surgery because, "That would definitely be the end of (his) career." And that he holds out hope for one final match with The Undertaker. It is unlikely, but it's worth noting that he has delibrately tried to avoid the surgery in order to get one last match and go out on his terms.



** Sadly suffered his (possibly)career-ending neck injury against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions 2016. He recently said on ''Legends with [=JBL=]'' that he hasn't had surgery because, "That would definitely be the end of (his) career." And that he holds out hope for one final match with The Undertaker.
25th Feb '17 5:53:25 PM BlackTemplar
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** Sadly suffered his (possibly)career-ending neck injury against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions 2016. He recently said on ''Legends with [=JBL=]'' that he hasn't had surgery because, "That would definitely be the end of (his) career." And that he holds out hope for one final match with The Undertaker.
2nd Feb '17 4:03:30 PM thecarolinabull01
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* CassandraTruth: While there were more factors, the main reason why Sting waited so long to go to WWE after WCW folded is because he was worried that WWE would bury him like they did to the majority of the WCW buyouts. Considering that Sting lost both of his major single matches, the commentators trashed his career and he was forced to retire due to injury, it's hard to say that he was wrong (though it's possible that things may have been different if he'd gone sooner.)

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* CassandraTruth: While there were more factors, the main reason why Sting waited so long to go to WWE after WCW folded is because he was worried that WWE would bury him like they did to the majority of the WCW buyouts. Considering that Sting lost both of his major single matches, the commentators trashed his career and he was forced to retire due to injury, injury before he got to wrestle Taker, it's hard to say that he was wrong (though it's possible that things may have been different if he'd gone sooner.)



* CoolOldGuy: Wrestled until he was 56, and [[StillGotIt could still keep up with guys much younger than him]]. To put this in perspective, he's OLDER than TheUndertaker, the longest serving member of the WWE.

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* CoolOldGuy: Wrestled until he was 56, and [[StillGotIt could still keep up with guys much younger than him]]. To put this in perspective, he's SIX YEARS OLDER than TheUndertaker, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, the longest serving member of the WWE.



* OffscreenTeleportation: Beginning with his nWo feud

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* OffscreenTeleportation: Beginning with his nWo feudfeud.



** with Lex Luger

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** with Lex LugerLuger.



* VerbalTic: Has a tendancy to repeatedly say the name of the person he's talking to in promos.

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* VerbalTic: Has a tendancy tendency to repeatedly say the name of the person he's talking to in promos.
26th Dec '16 6:13:59 AM Metalhero
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* OlderHeroVersusYoungerVillain: He feud against Wrestler/TripleH and Wrestler/SethRollins.
23rd Dec '16 7:53:11 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* SlutShaming: Karen Angle tried to convince Sting to become Kurt Angle's tag team partner, playing to his utilitarian side and the difference they could make [[ThinkOfTheChildren for children]]. Sting ended up teaming with Angle to become tag team champion in the long run but at the offer he told her to change her dress if she really cared about children.
18th Dec '16 10:36:25 PM SutairuMasuta
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** During his stint at TNA he once hid underneath a [[MaskPower mask]] to ambush Wrestling/RobVanDam. What kind of mask? A [[PaintingTheMedium Sting]] one.

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** During his stint at TNA he once hid underneath a [[MaskPower mask]] to ambush Wrestling/RobVanDam. What kind of mask? A [[PaintingTheMedium [[ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself Sting]] one.
11th Dec '16 4:19:07 PM Camassia
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Do not confuse with the [[{{Sting}} trope]], [[Music/ThePolice the musician]] (Gordon Sumner), [[Film/TheSting the film]], the dagger used by [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Frodo and his Uncle]], or the painful infliction of the same name.

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Do not confuse with the [[{{Sting}} trope]], [[Music/ThePolice [[Music/{{Sting}} the musician]] (Gordon Sumner), [[Film/TheSting the film]], the dagger used by [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Frodo and his Uncle]], or the painful infliction of the same name.
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