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Scott Hall: Sting was never comfortable in WWE and never felt truly part of it

During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Scott Hall mentioned that he believes Sting was never comfortable wrestling in WWE, mainly because he was an outsider and didn't know anyone and felt lonely.

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“I was there and obviously involved in his match at WrestleMania last year. We’re rehearsing the match in Cali last year at Levi Stadium, and it’s the Kliq and the New Age Outlaws out there, and we all know each other. And then there’s Sting, who doesn’t know anybody. He’s an outsider. I just think he never felt comfortable there. Being hurt was answered prayer for him–just let it end.

“You need to remember that Vince is never going to go with something he didn’t create. But we didn’t get anything done at the rehearsal the night before, so WrestleMania day, there were tents in the parking lot set up with rings for rehearsal. So we’re all in there again, and I’m next to Hulk on the ring apron, and Triple H is going over the match and then he goes, ‘OK, he’ll break the sledgehammer, and then I’ll hit him with the sledgehammer, and cover him, 1-2-3.’ I looked at Hulk, and Hulk looked at me, and I was thinking, ‘Sting, what kind of lawyer do you have, bro? You’re coming in the door doing a job? You weren’t even guaranteed to go over?’ That’s Vince just reminding you who won, even if he’s going to make money the other way.”
Sounds like the three NWO guys don't think Sting should of lost. As much as I disagree with Hulk on things, nail on the head here. He was brought in just be reminded who won.



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Re: Scott Hall: Sting was never comfortable in WWE and never felt truly part of it

It was stupid, shortsighted, ego driven booking. And HHH was happy to go along with it which is why I don't get why folks think he'll be any different when he has the book. I wish Sting never signed with WWE.

AJ Styles is going to get the same treatment. Any non-wwe created wrestler has to understand they're coming in to get jobbed to McMahon's ego stroking, but will get paid well for it.

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Re: Scott Hall: Sting was never comfortable in WWE and never felt truly part of it

I'm sure I've always read Scott Hall talk about not caring about winning or losing, as long as he got paid to do his job he was happy. I may have that confused, but I'm surprised he of all people said this (if I remember right).

I didn't really understand the NWO coming out to help Sting. I mean, in the general context of the entire match and WWE VS WCW, okay, but NWO and Sting didn't fit. Did anyone else consider the Four Horsemen to be more likely to be Sting's allies given their history, or is that similar to NWO?

I do think we'll see Sting in WWE again though. I don't think him not knowing anyone, really, in the match given the rest of them are all good buddies, and him losing, really affected whether he wants to be there or not. I mean, he had the power to say what he was getting into surely before doing it, and whether winning or losing, Sting has had 2 of the biggest matches in WWE in the last year so.. Not a bad place to be in if you don't want to be there.
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Re: Scott Hall: Sting was never comfortable in WWE and never felt truly part of it

Him jobbing to HHH on his debut was one of the most disgusting things i've ever seen in wrestling history.

Should've never returned and keep his legacy as the greatest wrestler that never put a feet in WWE.
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Re: Scott Hall: Sting was never comfortable in WWE and never felt truly part of it

The whole match was a parody and was terrible. If it wasn't for how good in ring generals Sting and HHH are it would be on the same level of Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon...

and yes, for Sting to job, atrocious.
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Re: Scott Hall: Sting was never comfortable in WWE and never felt truly part of it

Regardless of how the match went, lonely Sting makes me sad

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Re: Scott Hall: Sting was never comfortable in WWE and never felt truly part of it

I think Sting just wanted a Wrestlemania moment, well he got one, no one will ever forget the almighty Sting joining the WWE just to job to HHH at Mania, he probably got paid a bucket load for it and it hasn't tarnished his legacy, just a blimp on the radar at the the end, I don't reckon he regrets it
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Re: Scott Hall: Sting was never comfortable in WWE and never felt truly part of it

Given how everything has played out, I wish Sting had never signed to WWE. I'm sure the paycheck was worth it to him but not much else.

I just hope he'll get the full headliner treatment at the Hall of Fame.

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Sting should have won. It would have been a great Wrestlemania moment. Now, we all get a bad taste in our mouths when we remember the match, which is sad. I think Rollins going over was fine, but Sting really should have beaten The Nose.


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Re: Scott Hall: Sting was never comfortable in WWE and never felt truly part of it

The WM match turned from Sting the vigilante trying to stop the evil authority and trying to help WWE... to being WCW vs. WWE outta nowhere... The WCW side did not even make any sense, since Sting and the nWo were mortal enemies...

If you even look into it deeper in kayfabe, it was thought (and why Vince sued WCW) that the nWo were in fact the WWF invading WCW. So it would have actually made more sense for the nWo to assist HHH than Sting...

So the whole thing was a total utter mess.
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