History Wrestling / STing

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.
6th Dec '16 4:34:44 PM thecarolinabull01
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* BoringButPractical: The Scorpion Death Drop (an Inverted DDT) isn't exactly the most exciting finishing move, but you'd be a fool to think that dropping someone on their head isn't a believable move.

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* BoringButPractical: The Scorpion Death Drop (an Inverted DDT) isn't exactly the most exciting finishing move, but you'd be a fool to think that dropping slamming someone on the back of their head isn't a believable finishing move.
4th Dec '16 8:18:20 AM thecarolinabull01
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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.

But the majority of Sting's career saw him working in Wrestling/{{WCW}} from 1987 until the company's demise in 2001, where he became the company's biggest star during the [[TheNineties 1990s]]. Starting out as a bleached blonde [[{{surfer dude}} surfer bum]] type, he later transitioned into the [[Film/TheCrow Brandon Lee]]-inspired look which (apart from an ill-conceived [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Joker]] costume in 2011) he's retained to this very day. Sting stayed a member of the WCW roster up until the company's demise in 2001, feuding with the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder; he even wrestled in its last match, defeating his {{frenemy}} and fellow veteran Wrestling/RicFlair.

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Steve Borden, Sr. (born March 20, 1959) is better known to wrestling fans as (The Man Called) '''Sting'''.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.

But the majority of Sting's career saw him working in Wrestling/{{WCW}} from 1987 (back when it was still known as Jim Crockett Promotions) until the company's demise in 2001, where he became the company's biggest star during the [[TheNineties 1990s]]. Starting out as a bleached blonde [[{{surfer dude}} surfer bum]] type, he later transitioned into the [[Film/TheCrow Brandon Lee]]-inspired look which (apart from an ill-conceived [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Joker]] costume in 2011) he's retained to this very day. Sting stayed a member of the WCW roster up until the company's demise in 2001, feuding with the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder; he even wrestled in its last match, defeating his {{frenemy}} and fellow veteran Wrestling/RicFlair.
17th Oct '16 8:16:24 PM thecarolinabull01
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* TenMinuteRetirement: Subverted. Although he went on hiatus several dozen times since WCW closed and every other match he had was billed as a possible retirement match, Steve never officially retired until 2016, and due to his injury, is most likely going to be a permanent one.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: Subverted. Although he went on hiatus several dozen times since WCW closed and every other match he had was billed as a possible retirement match, Steve never officially retired until 2016, and due to his injury, is injury and condition, it's most likely going to be a permanent one.
17th Sep '16 8:08:53 AM Gimere
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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.'''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.
15th Sep '16 7:14:12 AM JamesAustin
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* BatmanGambit: Disrespected Wrestling/HulkHogan in front of Ric Flair to get Flair angry enough to call the match between the two of them back on after Hogan convinced Flair not to. Ironic considering his [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker gimmick at the time.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Disrespected Wrestling/HulkHogan in front of Ric Flair to get Flair angry enough to call the match between the two of them back on after Hogan convinced Flair not to. Ironic considering his [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker gimmick at the time.]]



* ConsummateProfessional: Sting is often noted to be a company man and incredibly professional, at least in recent years. He stuck with WCW to the very end and went with every stupid angle they thought of with minimal protest. He even refused to shoot on and seriously injure a stoned Wrestling/JeffHardy at ''Victory Road 2011'' even though the fans wouldn't have held it against him at all and would be every bit as livid as he was once they found out why. Instead, he gave Hardy a few stiff shots and then forcibly pinned him as soon as possible to prevent Hardy from injuring anyone. That being said, the Hardy situation was so asinine that Sting didn't hesitate to agree with a fan that it was complete ''bullshit'' while he was still on camera.

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* ConsummateProfessional: Sting is often noted to be a company man and incredibly professional, at least in recent years.professional. He stuck with WCW to the very end and went with every stupid angle they thought of with minimal protest. He even refused to shoot on and seriously injure a stoned Wrestling/JeffHardy at ''Victory Road 2011'' even though the fans wouldn't have held it against him at all and would be every bit as livid as he was once they found out why. Instead, he gave Hardy a few stiff shots and then forcibly pinned him as soon as possible to prevent Hardy from injuring anyone. That being said, the Hardy situation was so asinine that Sting didn't hesitate to agree with a fan that it was complete ''bullshit'' while he was still on camera.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite the gothic style, Scorpion motifs, and omnipresent black bat, Sting was pretty much always a face even as a designated heel. One of his gimmicks for much of 2011 took a good bit of inspiration from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, including face paint, being LaughingMad, and even having a small horde of clown masked {{Mooks}}. And yet he was most certainly a face.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite the gothic style, Scorpion motifs, and omnipresent black bat, Sting was pretty much always a face even as a designated heel. One of his gimmicks for much of 2011 took a good bit of inspiration from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, including face paint, being LaughingMad, and even having a small horde of clown masked {{Mooks}}. And yet he was most certainly a face.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Surfer Sting would qualify to those used to Crow Sting, especially considering that he didn't use the Scorpion Death Drop until the Crow years. [[http://www.modvive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/tumblr_n8rg13yfUA1r9wxhzo1_500.jpg Just by looking at the two Stings together]], it's hard to believe it's the same person. Even weirder to think that Sting changed his look because the nWo wheeled out an imposter (Jeff Farmer) [[PhotoOpWithTheDog to drum up audience support.]] Or perhaps the original Sting was murdered on Halloween. The ultimate irony is that Fake Sting immediately changed his makeup and wardrobe once he saw Crow Sting, making smarks wonder aloud why Sting hadn't simply gone ''sans fards''.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Surfer Sting would qualify to those used to Crow Sting, especially considering that he didn't use the Scorpion Death Drop until the Crow years. [[http://www.modvive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/tumblr_n8rg13yfUA1r9wxhzo1_500.jpg Just by looking at the two Stings together]], it's hard to believe it's the same person. Even weirder to think that Sting changed his look because the nWo wheeled out an imposter (Jeff Farmer) [[PhotoOpWithTheDog to drum up audience support.]] Or perhaps the original Sting was murdered on Halloween. The ultimate irony is that Fake Sting immediately changed his makeup and wardrobe once he saw Crow Sting, making smarks wonder aloud why Sting hadn't simply gone ''sans fards''.



* InsultBackfire: [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Robert Roode]] called him a lunatic repeatedly before an impromptu match with Bully Ray on 3/8/12. He considered it a compliment and repeatedly thanked Roode. Before Roode it was Karen Jarrett on 7/28/11 who called him crazy and promptly took a thank you when he intruded on Immortal's office meeting wearing a mismatching red suit. [[FridgeBrilliance It's a]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker gimmick]].

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* InsultBackfire: [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Robert Roode]] called him a lunatic repeatedly before an impromptu match with Bully Ray on 3/8/12. He considered it a compliment and repeatedly thanked Roode. Before Roode it was Karen Jarrett on 7/28/11 who called him crazy and promptly took a thank you when he intruded on Immortal's office meeting wearing a mismatching red suit. [[FridgeBrilliance It's a]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker gimmick]].



* LaResistance: "Dudes With Attitudes," his loose assemblage of faces fighting against the Four Horsemen in Summer 1990, comprised of himself, Lex Luger, the Steiner Brothers, the Wrestling/JunkyardDog, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff and El Gigante. Crow Sting had the nWo Wolfpac and Main Event Mafia, which masqueraded as copies of the Hollywood nWo and Aces & Eight respectively.
* LaughingMad: As part of his current mind games with Hogan. This includes laughing his head off as he's getting beat up. That ''really'' got under Hogan's skin, which was likely exactly what he had in mind.

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* LaResistance: "Dudes With Attitudes," his loose assemblage of faces fighting against the Four Horsemen in Summer 1990, comprised of himself, Lex Luger, the Steiner Brothers, the Wrestling/JunkyardDog, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff and El Gigante. Crow Sting had the nWo Wolfpac and Main Event Mafia, which masqueraded as copies of forces against the nWo Hollywood nWo and Aces & Eight Eights respectively.
* LaughingMad: As part of his current mind games with Hogan.Hogan in 2011. This includes laughing his head off as he's getting beat up. That ''really'' got under Hogan's skin, which was likely exactly what he had in mind.



* NoSell: He's no sold strikes from ''Wrestling/SamoaJoe'', during Joe's [[WildSamoan Nation Of Violence]] phase no less! He's no sold a baseball bat to the face from Kurt Angle (Sting tried to catch it but missed). Well Sting didn't sell the bat but it did bust him open.
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Has recently done this, acting like the version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and generally pretending to be totally crazy to get under Hulk Hogan and Immortal's skin. And then he channelled this persona again to attack Wrestling/BobbyRoode.

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* NoSell: He's no sold strikes from ''Wrestling/SamoaJoe'', during Joe's [[WildSamoan Nation Of of Violence]] phase no less! He's no sold a baseball bat to the face from Kurt Angle (Sting tried to catch it but missed). Well Sting didn't sell the bat but it did bust him open.
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Has recently done this, this in 2011, acting like the version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and generally pretending to be totally crazy to get under Hulk Hogan and Immortal's skin. And then he channelled this persona again to attack Wrestling/BobbyRoode.



* OffScreenMomentOfAwesome: His hyped up Puerto Rican debut at WWC Aniversario 2013 ended up being a dark match.

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* OffScreenMomentOfAwesome: OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: His hyped up Puerto Rican debut at WWC Aniversario 2013 ended up being a dark match.



* PowerStable:



* ShoutOut: Seems to have worked in traits of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker into his character recently, including face paint and having a LaughingMad mentality.

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* ShoutOut: Seems to have worked Worked in traits of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' version of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker into his character recently, in 2011, including face paint and having a LaughingMad mentality.



* TheWorfEffect: For as big a legend he is, a lot of things in his career have been a bust. He never played politics and as a result he was always the guy built up to to lose some other guy. Even when it didn't make sense. [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] is another sad example: A guy that has no desire for politics. (His Kane feud after winning the title would have been nixed by anyone with a bit more stroke in the company.)
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