Sunday, February 9, 2014

Tis the Season for Sting Rumors

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By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

For years, wrestling fans online have posted their hopes and desires for Sting to sign with the WWE.  I'd say three years ago when the 2/21/11 promos started airing on Raw and SmackDown! fans truly thought the former WCW and TNA champion was going to be joining the WWE and challenging the Undertaker's unbeaten streak at Wrestlemania 27.  It didn't take long to learn that the Stinger was not coming to the E, and fans seemed very disappointed.

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There's always a buzz this time of year that Sting is going to sign with the WWE.  It's started up again this year, however, according to Impact Wrestling's website as of this posting, Sting is still listed on the roster page.  But that hasn't stopped fans from hoping that Sting will somehow show up in New Orleans to take on The Undertaker.  But seriously, I don't understand why fans want this match in 2014.

Yes, I do hope that Sting signs with the WWE, at the very least a Legends deal.  I think it's safe to say Sting is the "one who got away" fro Vince McMahon during the prime of his career.  I was always a bigger WWF/E fan than WCW fan back in the day.  I would have loved to seen "beach bum" Sting as a part of the company in the early 90's.  But now Sting is nearly 55 years old.  He's been wrestling for decades.  I'm not saying age should be a deterrent, but realistically Sting vs. Undertaker (who is no spring chicken either) should have happened at least 10 years ago, probably 15.  

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Another reason I don't want to see this match at Wrestlemania, why have Sting's first big pay per view result in a loss to the Undertaker?  On the flip side of the coin, why have the Streak end at the hands of  a guy who's older than Taker and is not going to be around for any length of time?  If the WWE does chose to end the Streak at some point, it needs to happen to someone who will benefit from that move.  With the exception of CM Punk, the Undertaker's last several Wrestlemania opponents had nothing left to prove.  Ending the streak would have been a feather in the cap, but not likely to excel anyone's career.  It would have been wasted.

Again, I'd like to see Sting come in and have a few matches, put over some guys and then get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.  There's all kinds of rumors out there, so we're going to have to wait and see if 2014 will be the year the Stinger steps into a WWE for the first time in his nearly 30 year career.

1 comment:

  1. A tremendous main event to a mythical Wrestlemania. And having moved past its freshness date, that is where this match must stay.