If you know absolutely anything about wrestling over the past 20 years, then you know about Sting. Simply put, he was one of the all time great babyfaces in wrestling history. His rivalry with Ric Flair spanned 12 years and is easily the best good guy vs. bad guy rivalry in the “sport’s” history. Sting’s career is also notable for the fact that he is the biggest star to never wrestle for Vince McMahon. For whatever reason, Sting stayed loyal to NWA/WCW and never went to the WWE. But if he did, his career would have probably skyrocketed. I’d go as far as to argue that John Cena could most closely be compared to Sting than to any other wrestler.
But Sting has had one major problem: he never really cared about wrestling. Steve Borden was a bodybuilder in the 80s who got lured into the money and stardom associated with wrestling. He just decided to pursue it and make a career. However, despite his natural talents, he was more concerned with just doing his job and focusing on his evangelical goals. Still, Sting had some legendary matches with Ric Flair, Rick Rude, the Steiners and a few others and he was part of the hottest angle of the 90s when he took over the Crow gimmick.
Fast forward to 2011 and Sting is a part of Impact (formerly TNA) wrestling. If you’ve followed our writing about the company, then you’ll know that it’s run by half-retarded baboons that don’t deserve to broadcast a television to people that aren’t in jail for malicious crimes against humanity. So naturally, they’ve totally destroyed Sting’s legacy by making him parade around as a Heath Ledger knockoff.
Warning: the videos you are about to watch will make you feel like a tool for ever entertaining the thought of being a wrestling fan.
A few notes:
— Yes that is Hulk Hogan in a wrestling ring. He’s 79.8 years old and he’s beating up people from time to time. Why? Because he’s helping run the company.
— Yes, that’s Sting attacking Hulk Hogan in his office with a…a…SHARPIE!
— To Sting’s credit, though, he looks to be really giving this Joker gimmick 100%.
More fun facts!
— Sting is 52 years old. He’s the new Impact Wrestling champion.
— He also took the gimmick a step further by employing the help of Joker henchmen that attack wrestlers throughout the show.
How did Sting eventually become champion? I’m glad you asked! Here’s one of the most illogical endings to a wrestling match I’ve seen in a very long time. Cue the lights.