Sting makes his first ever live WWE televised appearance at Survivor Series. Sting enters the ring to surprise Triple H and cost his team an eight man tag team match. Sting delivers a Scorpion Death Drop to Triple H before exiting.
WWE reprints Sting DVD due to an error on the back cover of the disc set. One image on the DVD is of WCW’s impostor Sting and not Steve Borden himself. The mistake will be fixed on future copies of the DVD release.
Sting talks to The Orlando Sentinel about who he’d like to work with at Wrestlemania if he cannot face The Undertaker.
I do believe I have enough left in my tank for one more match and I would love for that match to be against Taker. If that can’t happen, Triple H, I think. I just would like to have one more match. I would love to say I had one match under the WWE banner and, of course, WrestleMania. Who wouldn’t want to say that they wrestled at WrestleMania at least one time
Sting talks with Sirius/XM Radio about WWE 2k15, his plans in WWE and what he will do if he cannot face The Undertaker.
Man, I think Taker vs. Sting doesn’t need a streak storyline, we just need Taker and Sting.
WWE reveals the roster for the upcoming video game installment, WWE 2k15. The roster includes most of today’s top stars and stars of the past including Sting, Triple H, CM Punk and Shawn Michaels.
Reigns sits down with CBS Los Angeles to discuss Sting and the possibility of acting in a film in the near future.
For his sake, if he steps in the ring, I hope he stays away from me. I’m not the guy to run into these days. I think it’s pretty cool just to be on the (SummerSlam) panel with him. Just to chat and BS a little bit with all those guys.
Sting appears on The Ross Report to discuss future plans and his WWE relationship. Sting remarks that his next match will most likely be his last.
I’m 99.99% sure and can say that it would definitely be the last one.
Sting is added to WWE Summerslam fan panels on Augst 16th and 17th. The events include revealing the WWE 2k15 playable character roster and Q&A sessions with the performers. Sting will be joined by Hulk Hogan, D-Generation-X and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Sting appears on Ross Report in sit-down interview. The pair discuss Sting’s career and aspirations in the final years of his career.
I’m feeling great. I’m glad to be here and glad to be on your podcast, buddy.
Sting shows up at WWE’s comic-con panel in full makeup and costume. The wrestler’s status with the company has been unknown until now. Sting’s appearance confirms he is under some working deal with the company. The wrestler will also be featured in the WWE 2K15 video game and WWE’s next line of action figures.
Sting makes his first WWE appearance in video promoting WWE 2k15 video game. Sting is announced as a special pre-order exclusive character. The short ad features Sting in his signature makeup and ominous “Crow” music.
It’s an honor. It’s something I always hoped I could do — to somehow or another be a part of the WWE family in some capacity. And here I am.
Sting appears on Warrior: The Ultimate Legend special on WWE Network. Sting speaks about longtime friend and former tag team partner, Ultimate Warrior.
One of my favorite things about The Ultimate Warrior was that he used to take tuna and orange juice, put it in a blender, guzzle the whole thing down, and say ‘Yeah, I got my vitamin C and I got my protein all in one.’
Sting wrestles TNA Champion, Mangus in Title vs Career match at Genesis event. Sting loses the match and sees his TNA contract torn up as result.
I’ve wondered what (the TNA Booking Team’s) intentions are. When I was inducted into the Hall of Fame, I asked Dixie if she was putting me out to pasture and she said “Absolutely not.” I’m giving you a straight-up answer: It (all of these actions) makes me wonder.
Magnus defeats Sting in singles competition at TNA Bound For Glory. Magnus picks up the submission victory at eleven minutes and five seconds. The two shake hands following the match.
Sting talks to VOC Nation about jumping to WWE and The Undertaker.
I do an annual contract every year and the rumors start right around January. The year that they did the (black and white) vignettes (in 2011), I had nothing to do with it and I had no conversations with the WWE at that time. Shortly afterward there were conversations (with WWE) just by happenstance but nothing official.
Ray retains the TNA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Sting in singles competition under no holds barred stipulations. Ray picks up the pinfall victory after striking Sting with a hammer at fourteen minutes and twenty seconds.
Sting stars as a street-tough biker in Revelation Road. The film centers around a traveling salesman battling personal demons on his quest home in a post-Apocalyptic world. Co-starring Eric Roberts, Brian Bosworth, Noell Coet and David A.R. White.
My character is a bad guy in a biker gang. Brian is the leader of the gang and we’re creating havoc everywhere we go. I’m a guy who’s had the short end of the stick his entire life so I end up in a biker gang. This is the story of the end times, a story of how God is trying to grab hold of each one of us and get through to us.
Sting addresses the possibility of being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:
Well, I know every year there seems to be talk of it. There’s rumors that always fly. It was all over the Internet pretty big last year or the year before. So, I don’t know, especially now that I will be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame. They may just turn the page at that point. I have no idea.
Roode defeats Sting in singles competition at Slammiversary to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Roode picks up the pinfall victory after striking Sting with a glass bottle at eleven minutes and twenty-five seconds. Sting attacks Roode after the match by putting him through a table with a Scorpion Death Drop.
Sting is announced as an inaugural inductee to TNA Hall of Fame. Video chronicling Sting’s TNA career is shown.
Last year when I was inducted I had no idea that it was going to be me. I was an active wrestler. (I wondered why) they didn’t go with the Jeff Jarretts of the world. If they’re going to use an active guy, why not AJ? He’s been with the company since the beginning. I took it as an indication that they thought I was done. But it was a night that I will never forget, and it was awesome.
Roode defeats Storm, Ray and Hardy in four-way competition (with Sting acting as special guest referee) to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Roode picks up the pinfall victory over Hardy after Sting accidentally strikes him with the championship belt.
Sting defeats Hogan in singles competition at TNA Bound for Glory on pay-per-view to give control of the company back to Carter. Sting picks up the submission victory by applying a “Scorpion Death Lock” at nine minutes and forty-five seconds.
Sting stars in as wealthy business man in The Encounter, which centers around a group of total strangers who find themselves at a mysterious diner in the middle of nowhere, waiting on the roads to open from a storm. They discover their server just may be Jesus Christ himself. Co-starring Bruce Machiano, Danah Davis and Jamie Nieto.
I had as much money as I needed. I could travel wherever I wanted to go, I could buy whatever I wanted to buy, and I didn’t need God – or, at least, so I thought. The biggest match of my life was against God, and he thankfully wrestled me down to the ground before it was too late.
Sting defeats Kurt Angle at Bound for Glory for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
TNA releases Return of an Icon: The Best of Sting on DVD. The release features the highlights of Sting’s early years with the company and an interview portion with Sting discussing his career in professional wrestling.
Sting publishes a memoir Sting: Moment of Truth with co-author, George King. The book features Sting journey through the world of wrestling, marital troubles and finding faith.
I gave my life to Jesus Christ who became my Lord and Savior, right at the peak of my career where I had all the money and power and fame you could ever want. It’s just like in this book.
Sting makes his first appearance for TNA at one year anniversary show, teaming with Jeff Jarrett to defeat A.J. Styles and Syxx Pac.
I would like to be a part of making TNA a household name worldwide. I’d love to see TNA become a huge force, a huge machine, all over the world. And to become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, wrestling organizations. I was a part of that one time at WCW and I’d like to see that happen again with TNA.
WCW broadcasts last ever Monday Night Nitro from Panama City, Florida. The event features an appearance by Vince McMahon, Booker T vs Scott Steiner, Shane Helms vs Chavo Guerrero and Sting vs Ric Flair.
Sting main events very last WCW match on final Monday Night Nitro broadcast. Sting faces off against longtime rival, Ric Flair. Flair is defeated and the two embrace after the bout, bringing the final show to a close.
I’ve always described that day as being surreal, very, very tough thing to swallow. After all the years and finally becoming the number one wrestling organization in the world. To see it go and we’re on the chopping block. Suddenly there’s someone new running the company. It was really strange, a strange time.
Sting defeats Hogan at FallBrawl to capture his sixth and final WCW championship.
Sting defeats DDP on Monday Night Nitro to capture his fifth WCW championship.
WCW releases Sting Unmasked on VHS home video. The documentary features highlights of Sting’s WCW career including his transition from surfer dude to silent crow to nWo wolfpac.
Sting defeats Hulk Hogan to capture the vacant WCW championship at Superbrawl 8.
J.J. Dillon declares WCW title vacant due to the controversial ending to Sting vs Hogan at Starrcade. Sting is forced to relinquish the tile, urging him to speak for the first time since 1996 to Dillon then Hogan.
You got no guts… and you? You’re a deadman!
Sting returns to the ring for at Starrcade 1997. This is the first time since War Games 1996 that Sting has worked a match. Sting defeats Hogan to capture the WCW championship.
Sting defeats Hollywood Hulk Hogan to reclaim WCW title from the nWo faction. The match ends in controversy as Bret Hart accuses referee (Neil Patrick) of fast count and declares Sting the winner after restarting the match.
Hulk is the best ever in the business. He’s the biggest draw in wrestling history. Starrcade 1997 is still my all-time favorite match.
Sting wrestles in War Games to clear his name as Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and The Fake Sting take on Sting, Lex Luger, Arn Anderson and Ric Flair. This is Sting’s last match in over one year.
Sting and Luger defeat Harlem Heat to capture the WCW tag team championships after Luger strikes Stevie Ray with a foreign object.
Sting defeats Vader to capture his second WCW championship in London, England.
You got someone who’s got 400 pounds who can do a moonsault off the top rope, we’re talking about an offensive lineman for the Los Angeles Rams. I used to love to work with him. It was pretty insane, but I was the one who tamed him.
Sting wins his first ever WCW championship, defeating Luger at Superbrawl 2 after delivering a flying crossbody press.
Sting defeats Ric Flair for NWA Championship at the Great American Bash pay-per-view.
That match right there put me on the map, and I give Ric Flair all the kudos that I could possibly muster.
Sting is born in Omaha, Nebraska despite being billed from Venice Beach, California during his wrestling career. Sting develops an early interest in body building.
I never did the powerlifting thing, but the goal was to lift heavy. Four plates squatting for reps – 4-5, 8-10, 315 for 20, 225 for 50 – leg extensions, leg curls and that’s how we trained every single week. On the bench , my best was 435 – I was younger and I was on the gas, too. There were guys who weighed a lot less than I did who could easily do that. But I didn’t really train for power or strength. I trained for size. That’s all I was training for.
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