What I am saying is that I have watched Sting, when I was younger. He sucked as I got older. The whole face paint thing, and his act was stale. He was WCW's Hogan. That shit is for kids. Even his Crow gimmick sucked. Don't get me started on Sting, I am not a fan of Sting at all. I have met him on several occasions, and he is a dick. The worst PR
person ever. I used to live down south, and I went to WCW events. Sting was a dick, and I can see why he is a born again. Everyone talks about Shawn Michaels being a dick backstage. Steve Borden was an asshole to his fans.
His whole gimmick was a rip off of The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior has said several times, and Sting has even admitted that Warrior came up with the look that they both went, and used in their singles careers. His name isn't original, and I am surprised he wasn't taken to court by the real Sting, who used to sing in a band called The Police throughout the 80's. He basically used the Scorpion Death lock knowing that Hart had already made it a popular wrestling finisher. Hart was already a more established name than Sting, and here was Sting taking his move.
Had it not been for Flair. Where would Sting's career be? Let us not forget this is the same man who ended Rick Rude's career. Sting's whole career is basically a feud with Ric Flair. Flair made Sting popular. Whereas Warrior pretty much made his own name. Sting obviously the better worker, I guess, but Warrior went over the biggest babyface of the decade in the 80's at WM 6 (WM 6 was not in the 80's), clean. Sting had classic bouts with stars to, but I would say that those stars made him. Especially Flair, and guys like Austin who would carry him through matches in their early days with WCW. His mic skills weren't great, and he always seemed like he was shouting into the mic for no reason. His generic "He's a Man Called Sting" theme was awful, and he used it for years.
Nothing about the man is original, not his name, his finisher at the time he used it, his look was a rip off of Warriors idea, he stole the Crow look, and Flair made his ass famous. Even more recently he ripped off the Heath Ledger "Joker" look in TNA. When is he ever going to come up with something of his own? Don't get me wrong he was a popular star while he was in NWA, WCW, and currently TNA. He has a cult following, but I'm not part of that following. I'm not even going to remotely respect him as a professional wrestler because as a person he was a dick. None of his matches are memorable because of his work, it's the work by his opponents like Flair, Nikita, Vader, Arn Anderson, DDP, Rick Rude, Bobby Eaton, and so on. He was fortunate to work with some of the best talents in the ring back then.
People forget how good the talent NWA, and WCW had in terms of skilled ring workers. They may not have all been huge superstars for Vince, but NWA/WCW had solid ring workers. Guys like Tully Blanchard, William Regal, Fit Finlay, Barry Windham and others really helped out many of the green newbies in the early days like Sting. However, nothing about Sting's matches tells me he is one of the best wrestlers in the world. Whereas stars like HBK, Austin, HHH, CM Punk, Kurt Angle, Jericho, Eddie, Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, etc are light years ahead of him. He never rank high in my eyes only because he is the most overrated professional "babyface" of all time. I realize that I am on the outside here, and I accept that. This is not a troll thread. I just can't stand Sting. Sorry folks.