The Icon Sting, without a doubt World Championship Wrestling’s biggest star. When Vince McMahon purchased WCW from Ted Turner, there was so much money owed to the top stars that it benefited them to sit home and collect their millions. WWE had an invasion angle, but the top stars from WCW were Booker T and Diamond Dallas Page. Ric Flair, Kevin Nash, Goldberg and the man they call Sting were not apart of the angle that wrestling fans waited decades for. These stars along with other former WCW top guys would eventually come to WWE, but Sting never came…until 2014. As I look back and think about the 14 years, I began to think, maybe it was best that Sting waited.
When Sting signed a legends deal with WWE over the summer, every wrestling fan in the world was excited. Now the question was when will he step in the ring. Sure he had his own DVD release, an appearance on the WWE 2K14 roster reveal panel along with making an appearance of the Ultimate Warrior’s DVD, but we wanted to see him make a live appearance inside a WWE ring.
Survivor Series 2014 would change everything. In the main event, The Authority seemed to be losing control and Triple H decided to take manners in his own hand by assuring that Seth Rollins would defeat Dolph Ziggler, the lights went off and when they came back on, it was Sting coming down the aisle. Sting went on to beat down Triple H and assist Ziggler in getting the win. This was the beginning that lead to the upcoming match at WrestleMania 31 between Sting and Triple H.
During those 14 years when the WWE fans were waiting for Sting, he was in TNA and some people consider that a waste to his career, maybe even damaging to his legacy. But what would WWE have done with Sting if he came in the mid 2000s? Sting says that he and Vince McMahon have always had a great relationship, but every time he thought of coming to WWE, he would be receive offers he could not refuse.
With Triple H having a bigger role in the company, personally I am happy that Sting came now rather than before. One cannot help but think that if Sting came to the WWE in 2001, that maybe he would been stuck in the mid card. Now you think of Sting and mid card, and you just cannot picture it. Im not saying that would have happen but who knows.
With Sting coming now, its special. Is it our last piece of the Monday Night Wars, of course. After all, we had the WCW B-team, the cruiser-weights, and of course the NWO, but now we have the best of them all, the man they call Sting.
Now Sting is older and he may only have one match, that being with Triple H, but somethings are best to leave to the imagination rather than have them and they just be bad. Did we really need Scott Steiner, or worse, did we need Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar. With icons such as The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, and The Undertaker not present on a full time basis or able to put on matches they would have been 5 years ago we may have actually been left complaining and still wishing for more.
As WrestleMania 31 approaches, the story behind this match is believable and something that should close the show. After sitting back for 14 years, Sting bought his time to finally come to the WWE to avenge what was lost.
I know I will be in the minority with this one, but I much rather think about Sting having one five star program match with Triple H, then having a bunch of feuds we may never remember. Who remember Ric Flair vs MVP?