Awesome: Sting

  • Sting FINALLY getting his hands on "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan at Starrcade 1997, winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from him with help from Bret Hart.
    • It's a Base Breaker though, as it had a screwy finish in an attempt to capitalize on the heat from the Montreal Screwjob a month before. JJ Dillon stripped Sting of the title on the first WCW Thunder, thus squandering a year-plus long storyline of Sting chasing Hogan and beating the crap out of the NWO.
      • Well, the build up was awesome anyway...
  • His matches with Vader at WCW The Great American Bash 92 and WCW SuperBrawl III.
  • The War Games between Sting's Squadron (Sting/Ricky Steamboat/Dustin Rhodes/Barry Windham/Nikita Koloff) and the Dangerous Alliance (Rick Rude/"Stunning" Steve Austin/Bobby Eaton/Arn Anderson/Larry Zbyszko) from WCW WrestleWar 92. A fantastic match all around, possibly the best WCW match ever, and a crowning moment for everyone involved.
  • Everything he's done in TNA since becoming Dangerously Genre Savvy.
  • Even though it was basically a squash, at WrestleWar 89 he defeated The Iron Sheik by submission, something very few wrestlers have ever done.
  • Sting's announcement trailer for the WWE 2K15 video game deserves a mention here. Fans understandably booed the aftermath of the trailer (they reasonably presumed the video was Sting's debut trailer, not a video game pitch), but the actual video itself received a rousing response initially, and with good reason. It's well-shot and crafted, and makes the Stinger look like more than a wrestler; he damn near looks like a crime fighting superhero going through his pre-head-busting nightly ritual. Given his eventual WWE designation as "the vigilante," the video more than fits.
  • After years of speculation and anticipation, Sting finally appeared in a WWE ring for the first time at the conclusion of Survivor Series 2014, knocking out crooked referee Scott Armstrong and delivering a Scorpion Death Drop to Triple H, thus allowing Team Cena (by way of sole survivor Dolph Ziggler) to win the match and defeat the Authority.
    • And after Seth Rollins got The Authority rehired and Cena's teammates fired via Xanatos Gambit, Sting finally came to Raw to help Cena win a Handicap Match to get said teammates rehired.
  • On the February 9, 2015 edition of Raw, Triple H called out Sting, saying that he wanted to face Sting at Fast Lane. When Trips was done, the lights turned off, and after teasing the audience a little (including a fake Sting to scare Trips!), he sent out one sentence; "Triple H, I accept." Cue the entire arena going berserk.
  • The March 16, 2015 edition of RAW saw him teaming up with Randy Orton to beat down the Authority. Baseball Bat attacks followed by a Stinger Splash to J&J then a Scorpion Death Drop to Jamie Noble. He also appeared much leaner, his hair had grown out slightly and his thinning hairline was almost unnoticeable. He then cut his first official WWE promo after RAW went off the air on the WWE Networknote .
  • On the RAW before WrestleMania 31, Sting cut a promo against Triple H. When Stephanie McMahon interrupted, Sting called her out on her shit, calling her a "spoiled little brat" that got everything handed to her. That's not the awesome part. The awesome part was when he caught Stephanie's attempted bitch slap. The horror on her face sold it perfectly.
  • Ignoring the outcome, just seeing Sting at Wrestlemania was one for a lot of older fans. It was an image that belonged solely in the realms of fantasy booking and missed opportunities, and yet at Wrestlemania 31 it finally happened. Despite the shitty ending, it was easily the best match Sting has had in years.
  • Sting's return on 8/24/15, interrupting Seth Rollins' honor (by hiding in his statue case) and beating the holy dog shit out of him. The best part, Sting vs. Rollins at Night of Champions! For the fucking WWE World Heavyweight title!
  • Sting destroying Rollins' statue on the 9/7/15 episode of RAW by pushing it into a garbage truck, which was then compacted. Cue Seth throwing a temper tantrum.
  • Sting wrestling on the 9/14/15 edition of RAW, his first non-PPV match since he left TNA. Nothing spectacular note , and it was an obvious ratings grab (Football season had started that day), but it was awesome to see simply because Sting has been working a part-time schedule and few expected him to ever wrestle on RAW.
  • Victory Road 2011. While the situation in itself was stupid, you got to admire Sting for being so professional and not taking the chance to beat the utter crap out of Jeff Hardy for arriving to a PPV he was main eventing absolutely stoned. Instead, he just gave him a few stiff shots before forcibly pinning him to the canvas so he couldn't injure anyone.
  • Sting is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016.