History Wrestling / Sting

12th Dec '17 9:39:35 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* TranquilFury: Look no further than his infamous 2011 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou9-YoRllbU#t=430s Victory Road match]] against Jeff Hardy. It's clear that Sting is pissed '''out of his mind''', but he refuses to shoot on Jeff and doesn't say a thing until after pinning Jeff and hearing a fan shout "That was bullshit!", Sting turns around and very clearly replies "I agree" directly into the camera, on live television.
19th Oct '17 8:11:37 PM Blacknuz
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* ActionDad: Has two sons and one daugther from his first marriage, and a step daughter from his second.

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* ActionDad: Has two sons and one daugther daughter from his first marriage, and a step daughter from his second.
5th Oct '17 9:14:06 AM SomeoneElse17
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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 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.

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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 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 return to ''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.
25th Sep '17 6:28:08 PM thecarolinabull01
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* RingOldies: Retired at 56.

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* RingOldies: Retired at 56.56, after 31 years in the business.
22nd Sep '17 7:08:59 PM system
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17th Sep '17 8:12:12 PM willemdafriendo
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** Ric Flair, from the first ''Nitro'' to the last and even at ''Clash'' I.. Sting didn't draw in 1990, because he was stuck in a below-average feud with the Black Scorpion. He didn't have a strong heel to work with other than Flair. In wrestling, you need strong heels in order for the babyface to draw money.

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** Ric Flair, from the first ''Nitro'' to the last and even at ''Clash'' I..I. Sting didn't draw in 1990, because he was stuck in a below-average feud with the Black Scorpion. He didn't have a strong heel to work with other than Flair. In wrestling, you need strong heels in order for the babyface to draw money.
14th Sep '17 3:15:24 PM willemdafriendo
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* ObfuscatingInsanity: Has done this in 2011, acting like the version of ComicBook/TheJoker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and generally pretending to be totally crazy to get under Hulk Hogan and Immortal's skin. And then he channeled this persona again to attack Wrestling/BobbyRoode.

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* ObfuscatingInsanity: Has done this in 2011, acting like the version of ComicBook/TheJoker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and generally pretending "Joker Sting" is a lot less strange if you interpret Sting's antics as him trying to be totally crazy to get under Hulk screw with Hogan (and later Bobby Roode) and Immortal's skin. And then he channeled this persona again to attack Wrestling/BobbyRoode.goad him into a match, rather than actually going insane. He dropped it after actually being given the match.


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* ThrowTheDogABone: His final appearances (and indeed, much of his career) in TNA were spent fighting a power grab by a corrupt regime consisting of the company's legit ownership going mad, and failing due to the numbers game. His first appearance ever in a WWE was spent the exact same way, with the numbers largely neutralized beforehand, and it was a smashing success.
13th Sep '17 2:37:19 PM willemdafriendo
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* ReverseMole: His two heel runs in TNA turned out to be exactly this. The late 2008 turn to join the Main Event Mafia was a matter of spreading his message of respect, which he knew they would initially embrace before eventually turning against him. The early 2010 turn happened because he knew Hogan was corrupt but also that nobody would ever believe it.
13th Sep '17 9:50:42 AM willemdafriendo
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** Sting had the worst luck with friends. Lex Luger and Ric Flair loved to beat him up. Flair turning on him at ''Halloween Havoc'' '95 is a standout moment: they built up to Flair getting the hot tag forever, only for him to instantly turn on Sting (after a strut, of course).

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** Sting had the worst luck with friends. Lex Luger and Ric Flair loved to beat him up. Flair turning on him at ''Halloween Havoc'' '95 is a standout moment: they built up to Flair getting the hot tag forever, only for him to instantly turn on Sting (after a strut, of course). Flair and Sting are known for their rivalry, but they were allies on a number of occasions. There's a kayfabe respect there, plus the fact both of them were fighting against the nWo at various times.
13th Sep '17 7:06:34 AM willemdafriendo
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent:
** Sting vs. [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Undertaker]] was a persistent [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny dream match]] of the last thirty years: Similar bad-ass loner gimmicks, both 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, creepy promo packages in darkened stadiums, etc. There's another parallel as well: [[Wrestling/RomanReigns Roman]] retired Taker, Seth retired Sting. Both were members of Wrestling/TheShield (prompting speculation about who Wrestling/DeanAmbrose will someday retire). But, realistically, it's more about both guys staying loyal to their brands. They were the backbones of their respective companies. Both men bridged several generations as main event players (even if it wasn't their name put up in lights), and both were locker room leaders.
** Surfer Sting defined the athletic-but-simplistic style for mid-sized babyfaces (i.e. 'power moves you can't possibly screw up') which paved the way for the "Wrestling/RuthlessAggressionEra", particularly Wrestling/JohnCena. (Wrestling/TheBigShow has corroborated this.) His run in '92 is full of career-defining PPV matches that have all been recreated in some form by guys like Cena and Reigns. The Crow gimmick also coincided with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin attacking people in authority.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent:
AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He is the complete package and one of the most silently-influential wrestlers, if what you want is an underdog or an all-out badass.
** Surfer Sting defined the athletic-but-simplistic style for mid-sized babyfaces (i.e. 'power moves you can't possibly screw up') which paved the way for the "Wrestling/RuthlessAggressionEra", particularly Wrestling/JohnCena. (Wrestling/TheBigShow has corroborated this.) His run in '92 is full of career-defining PPV matches that have all been recreated in some form by guys like Cena and Reigns.
** Sting vs. [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Undertaker]] was a persistent [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny dream match]] of the last thirty years: Similar bad-ass loner gimmicks, both 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, creepy promo packages in darkened stadiums, etc. There's another parallel as well: [[Wrestling/RomanReigns Roman]] retired Taker, Seth retired Sting. Both were members of Wrestling/TheShield (prompting speculation about who Wrestling/DeanAmbrose will someday retire). But, realistically, it's more about both guys staying loyal to their brands. They were the backbones of their respective companies. Both men bridged several generations as main event players (even if it wasn't their name put up in lights), and both were locker room leaders.
** Surfer Sting defined the athletic-but-simplistic style for mid-sized babyfaces (i.e. 'power moves you can't possibly screw up') which paved the way for the "Wrestling/RuthlessAggressionEra", particularly Wrestling/JohnCena. (Wrestling/TheBigShow has corroborated this.) His run in '92 is full of career-defining PPV matches that have all been recreated in some form by guys like Cena and Reigns.
leaders. The Crow gimmick also coincided with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin attacking people in authority.


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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Sting is an example of the type of guy you could watch at any moment of his career and see someone who epitomizes the positive aspects of professional wrestling. Who would have guessed that this painted ghoul is a born-again, All-American boy next door from Nebraska (and a real estate agent, at that)?
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