So basically you're saying TNA should bury Sting and make him seem like a run of the mill lowcarder. If Sting's name drew no type of reaction from the wrestlers, he would have no use and you'd essentially be saying he isn't worth shit.
No, man, thats not what we're saying at all. We're saying that sting, for a number of reasons, principle among them being that hes very obviously old and out of shape, should NOT be booked as a talent capable of dessimating your roster single handedly because, at this stage, he has no business playing that role. Sting is better suited giving younger talent incredible matches where THEY go over clean, for whatever reason, because THAT can mean something for them as a worker AND the company that employs them. Stings name scaring the shit ot people serves no one but sting and unless you plan to put the belt on him, theres absolutely no benefit to writing him that way.
Sting may be a legend but his time has passed and its obvious. Taking respect for time served out of the equation, wouldnt you, as a fan, much rather see roode be afraid of someone his own age that has something to gain from beating him in a program that saw a series of give and take matches? I think you would because sting has nothing to gain from beating ANYONE in tna as, no matter what, he's still going to be sting at the end of the day...
Whereas, a win agajnst sting, even if its a jobber sting that makes you work for it, is still a win against a legend that everyone on the roster would look better for having on their resume. You can call that burying sting to midcarder status if you like, but honestly what the hell else is here there to do if not elevate talent above him? We've seen him as an unstoppable force for years now and its certainly not put any more asses in the seats.