History Wrestling / Sting

15th Aug '17 7:24:14 AM thecarolinabull01
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* CareerEndingInjury: After suffering whiplash during his match with Wrestling/SethRollins at Night of Champions 2015, he was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis, the same disease that ended Edge's career in 2011. John Cena had the same injury as well and recovered, but he was barely 31 and in his physical prime, whereas Edge had multiple neck injuries beforehand and Sting's much older than both men, having a lot more holes punched on his bump card. As a result, Sting officially announced his retirement at his Hall of Fame induction. He's in such good shape too; guess at 56 his body just couldn't keep up with how hard he wanted to go. Have to respect his will to put on a great match.
** 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. Following 'Taker's own retirement a year later, it seems like this dream match is officially dead and buried.

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After suffering whiplash during his match with Wrestling/SethRollins at Night of Champions 2015, he was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis, the same disease that ended Edge's career in 2011. John Cena had the same injury as well and recovered, but he was barely 31 and in his physical prime, whereas Edge had multiple neck injuries beforehand and Sting's much older than both men, having a lot more holes punched on his bump card. As a result, Sting officially announced his retirement at his Hall of Fame induction. He's in such good shape too; guess at 56 his body just couldn't keep up with how hard he wanted to go. Have to respect his will to put on a great match.
** He recently later 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. Following 'Taker's own retirement a year later, it seems like this dream match is officially dead and buried.buried.
** Another interview in 2017 had Steve reveal that he is still medically capable of wrestling, but has decided to stay retired anyway.
18th Jun '17 4:41:27 PM nombretomado
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As usual, ThatOtherWiki has a nice, long article on his career.

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As usual, ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki has a nice, long article on his career.
8th Jun '17 7:44:31 PM thecarolinabull01
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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 Wrestling/TheUndertaker, the longest serving member of the WWE.

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


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* NiceGuy: Surfer Sting fit the bill (until he was properly enraged). Steve Borden in real life is notable for being one of the few legends in wrestling that no one had any backstage heat with. Even the most bitter and jaded wrestling personalities have nothing but good things to say about him.
4th Jun '17 6:10:18 AM system
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3rd Jun '17 8:23:35 PM candleeater
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* AntiClimax: Sting having returned, a changed man, to finally topple the championship reign of the nWo's Hollywood Hogan. Possibly the greatest slow burn in professional wrestling, Sting spent a long time after returning just making brief appearances in the rafters. WCW would start offering him matches against members of the nWo, but he would always silently refuse, until finally he was offered a match against the head of the snake, Hogan, at WCW's biggest show of the year, ''Starrcade.'' It was a big deal.\\\
Except it wasn't a big deal. Members of the nWo came out to interfere, and Sting fought them off as Wrestling/BretHart, ostensibly the timekeeper, allowed the match to continue despite interference. Sting put Hogan in the Scorpion Deathlock and Hart called for the bell despite Hogan never tapping out.
3rd Jun '17 7:57:13 PM candleeater
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* BadassGrandpa: At ''Bound for Glory 2011'', Hogan couldn't bump even to his own relatively-low standards, so 51-year-old Sting (being the younger and healthier of the two) had to eat all the bumps.
3rd Jun '17 7:52:53 PM candleeater
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* ScrewySquirrel: Sting becoming a new Joker character, which was kinda stupid but also kinda fun.
3rd Jun '17 7:51:23 PM candleeater
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* TheCassandra: When Sting saw through Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff's good guy personas in TNA and knew they were plotting to TakeOverTheWorld, only Wrestling/KevinNash, D'Angelo Dinero, and [[SmartMark smarks]] believed him in his NecessarilyEvil crusade. Also a subversion of CryingWolf, as this was ''the one notable time'' he saw the evil plan coming before it happened rather than naively embody the GoodIsDumb and StupidGood tropes. However, because he had to be cryptic with the hints (possibly so as not to catch a slander case due to absence of evidence), and possibly in part because of his history of failure as a judge of character, few believed him.

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* TheCassandra: When Sting saw through Hollywood Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff's good guy personas in joined TNA and knew in January of 2010. Sting, having grown to like the company, was the voice of on-screen reason, yelling to Dixie Carter that they were plotting to TakeOverTheWorld, only Wrestling/KevinNash, D'Angelo Dinero, would take over and [[SmartMark smarks]] believed him in his NecessarilyEvil crusade. Also a subversion of CryingWolf, as this was ''the one notable time'' he saw the evil plan coming before it happened rather than naively embody the GoodIsDumb and StupidGood tropes. However, because he had to be cryptic with the hints (possibly so as not to catch a slander case due to absence of evidence), and possibly in part because of his history of failure as a judge of character, few believed him.ruin everything. It's almost like he'd seen that movie before.


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** Sting saw through Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff's good guy act in TNA. However, because he had to be cryptic with the hints (possibly so as not to catch a slander case due to absence of evidence), and possibly in part because of his history of failure as a judge of character, few believed him.
3rd Jun '17 6:31:16 PM candleeater
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* OutOfFocus: Before/after WCW title run. It was a combination of Sting having limited dates on his contract (think RVD's TNA stint) and making movies around the time (''Film/LiarLiar''...yes, [[YankTheDogsChain the scene was deleted]]).
3rd Jun '17 4:37:51 PM candleeater
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** HHH was trying to convince sting not to fight, and [[FunnyBackgroundEvent some fan in the crowd]] says, "He makes a good point, Sting!" He was so loud on TV, and it was so perfectly timed.
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