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post #51 of 138 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 05:21 PM
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Working with the Crow gimmick is probably the best thing to ever happen to his career. Sting was a HUGE deal in 1997-1998. I think his work in the late 80s - mid 90s built his legacy as a bonafide WCW legend, but during his Crow gimmick and feuds with the nWo secured his status as an "Icon" that he is called today. I'm a lifelong WWF fan but during the late 90's I payed attention to what Sting was doing. Sting's brawls with the nWo are still awesome moments to re-watch and feel the energy of that atmosphere with the crowd going insane.


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Watched this vid this morning, i miss those days very much:



Waits for Bad Blood to say/quote "Yes, great days indeed".
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Sting was my favorite WCW wrestler of all time and one of my all time favorites from any organization (WCW, WWE, ECW)

I wished he had signed with WWE but I also respect his reasons for not signing.

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I wished he had signed with WWE but I also respect his reasons for not signing.
Im definetly 50/50 on that one tbh, im glad he stayed with WCW in the 90's, but i do wish he could have had some sort of run in the naughties tbh, i know at that time he didn't trust Vince's vision, both in terms of his carachter and maybe what WWE was doing at the time too, i just the second part of his career has so many missed opportinities,

But of course i totally respect his beliefs and his loyalty.

Of course he was soooooooooo close to joining for last years' Mania, to finally face The Undertaker, at the last minute he declined, would love to know if it was because of Vince and what he wanted from Sting or just the fact that Sting is loyal to TNA and decided to stay,

No chance of him in WWE now, i just cant see Vince going back in for him or Sting having a change of heart tbh.
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I still think if Hoganomics hadn't ruined Sting in 97 he could've been as big as Stone Cold in pretty much the same timeframe.

Then again Goldberg almost became that before the same thing ruined him as well.
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The reaction from the crowd when Sting hits the Scorpion Death Drop on DDP was crazy, crowd was hot, especially for the finishers, they actually had meaning back then and no matter if it was babyface Sting/Goldberg/Flair or heel Hogan/Nash/Hall, when they put their opponent in a finisher position, you hear the explosion. That was on another level, miss the old school passionate audience on every show and company. Maybe he wasn't at his ring peak in the peak of his popularity but still had countless of great matches since then in WCW and TNA, and still able to put on a great match today in the right situation and opponent. He's in tremendous shape and condition for a guy in his age after so many years of bumps.

This is insane, and the execution of the second one with Sting coming from the rafters to the perfect position behind Bischoff was probably the best of all time in wrestling:



As said, this storyline turned him from a legend/superstar to an icon/megastar. Strong contender for GOAT storyline Sting/WCW vs Hogan/nWo.
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Had the merchandise, was my favorite wrestler in the games, and I'm almost afraid to watch his TNA run because I've heard how badly things are managed over there and I don't want to ruin my childhood with a man who won't let the whole thing go
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Makes Starrcade even more ludricrous, love it though when Sting speaks at the end...
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My favorite wrestler of all time. I'd rather watch his one star matches than Cena's or Orton's four star matches.
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I still think if Hoganomics hadn't ruined Sting in 97 he could've been as big as Stone Cold in pretty much the same timeframe.

Then again Goldberg almost became that before the same thing ruined him as well.
There are a lot of things to hold a grudge against Hogan, but what you are saying is stretching things too far. The idea of exchanging pins in the Starcade match was to keep Hogan's character strong by showing he could beat Sting, but Sting wins the overall match. This was not the first time this angle has been used in wrestling history. It was viewed as a booking mistake so Hogan then lost to Sting again and again after that to correct this mistake. In fact, Sting is one of the few wrestlers that has dominated Hogan winning nearly every match.

And I don't know how you attribute anything negative from Hogan in regards to Goldberg. Hogan put Goldberg over clean and passed the torch. It was not Hogan's fault that Nash beat Goldberg. Goldberg himself has always been grateful to Hogan for putting him over in the biggest match of his career.

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