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Sting Officially Signs with WWE

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  1. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Report: Sting Officially Signs with WWE
    By Sharon Glencross, Featured Columnist April 10, 2014

    After months of speculation and buzz, WCW legend Sting has officially signed with Vince McMahon and WWE, per a recent report.

    In this week's (subscribers-only) Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer notes that the star is finally under contract, although what his exact role in the company will be going forward has yet to be determined:

    "Sting has signed his deal with WWE. Not sure of the details regarding what role he will play but he is scheduled to be on television at some point, but not right away...he deal described to me as being close for a while, but now it’s signed. Sting’s assumption was he would work with Undertaker, which many expected. With Undertaker losing, and his future being in question, that would be up in the air."

    Of course, the recent launch of the WWE Network practically gives the performer a ready-made role.

    Due to the new channel, wrestling legends are now in higher demand than ever.

    Read more: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2024976-report-sting-officially-signs-with-wwe

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  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Sting... I looked it up, he's 55 years old.
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Probably the one guy who has always escaped Vince's grasp, before. Welp! One and done match at XXXI...?
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    In 1978 a then 57 yo "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers wrestled "Nature Boy" Ric Flair to see who the real "Nature Boy" was and who was going to be the "King" of the figure-4 leg-lock.

    Flair beat Rogers with the figure-4 in about 2 minutes. And that's really how it should be.
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  5. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    A few years too late imo. I would've raw leading up to Wrestlemania and watched wrestlemania had it been Undertaker vs Sting.
  6. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Ok I am the wrestling dummy. I saw the title & thought Sting the singer?

    Not realizing there is a wrestler named Sting. Duh. :confused:

    I kind of like the face makeup. Is that from THE CROW movie?
  7. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    WWE Network ? Geez, I need to look that up. If they have classic matches and such...it will be awesome.
  8. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    They have entire PPVs and RAWs on there from the beginning to watch. It's actually a very cool deal if you liked wrestling as a kid or anything. I think it's like 10 dollars a month and you get access to archives full of old shows, PPVs, wrestling round tables, the wrestlers DVD stuff, and you get streaming ability for every PPV all year long. It's a great little deal.
  9. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    More than a few years too late...sheesh.

    Is the young talent pool that devoid of interesting characters?
  10. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That's exactly what's happened. It's taken 20 years, but he talent pool has been effectively destroyed by Vince and to a lesser extent Crockett/Turner.

    By eliminating all those territories the kids do not have a place to "cut their teeth" before moving on to a larger area.

    For instance before Roddy Piper ended up in the WWF, here is his "trail"...

    -He started out in the Winnipeg area getting beat on regular basis.

    -He then went to the AWA... again losing most of the time.

    -He then went to Kansas City

    -He caught a break and wrestled for Fritz Von Erich in Texas.

    -From there Piper went Portland, OR. (with a brief time in Los Angeles, where Piper wore a mask).

    It was in the Portland territory where Piper started making a name for himself.

    -Piper then wrestled for Crockett in the Carolinas (this is the first time I say Piper wrestle).

    -Piper then wrestled in the Georgia area and did some ringside commentary with Gordon Solie.

    -Vince then signed Piper.

    Piper's path wasn't unusual or unique. It's how things were done back then. By the time Piper reached the WWF, most wrestling fans already knew who he was and how he went about things. There was interest and heat already there.

    And that doesn't happen now.
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  11. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Eh. I think a big part of it is that they don't listen to the fans or push the people they should in the way that they should.

    They had gold with CM Punk. Absolute gold. They used it for a while and then effectively relegated him to an after thought status again. That's stupid business. This years wrestlemania main event SHOULD have been CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan and you'd have seen one of the biggest buy rates ever. Those two are mega over.

    They are finally pushing Bryan, and hopefully they continue to, cause he's clearly the fans choice at this point.

    The guys in the Shield are all talented especially Ambrose. When they finally break that trio up they're going to have 3 guys right there who are all stars to varying degrees. I think Ambrose is a mega star in the making.

    That brings me to Bray Wyatt. To me he's far and away the most interesting character, and best all around, talent they have on the show right now. This guy is amazing, as far as I'm concerned, and he's become the one guy whose must see TV when he's on. I love the entrance and music, his promos are just flat out awesome and entertaining, and the guy can go in the ring.

    Thats some of the younger to a little older talent they currently have in the WWE that are great.

    If I were WWE and I wanted to start taking TNA people I wouldn't have went with Hogan and Sting. I'd have tried to snatch up Bobby Roode and Samoa Joe. Two BIG TIME performers who would be huge additions to the WWE roster. Bobby Roode might be the best all around talent that not nearly enough people are talking about or know about.
  12. windward

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    It's just a legends deal . I doubt he'll be main eventing or anything like that. Maybe one match. Truth is WWE has a ton of young talent right now.

    Daniel Bryan
    Dean Ambrose
    Roman Reigns
    Seth Rollins
    Bray Wyatt
    Cesaro
    Cody Rhodes

    Plus NXT is a pretty good developmental territory.

    Then you still have the capable vets like Orton, Cena etc...
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The biggest star in The Shield is Roman Reigns.
  14. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    I agree. But all have WWE champion written all over them.
  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That's not a lot of talent considering the size of the territory the WWE is attempting to cover.
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  16. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I like him. A lot. They're pushing him as such. I think Ambrose is the most talented though. Maybe that's just me.
  17. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, he had some schtick in the late 90's where he claimed to come back from the dead and be a ghost or something, total Crow ripoff.

    This was his original character:

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  18. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I like the Crow stuff better! It's kind of wicked looking. I'm going to try to watch it next week keeping in mind what you guys are posting.
  19. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    I didn't name everybody.
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I started this thread that gives a roster rundown of just the NWA Mid Atlantic area for the first part of 1977...

    http://cowboyszone.com/threads/mid-atlantic-wrestling-roster-from-early-1977.287279/

    Keep in mind that this is just one territory covering 3 states.

    Yes the WWE has some young talent. But they system is such that they are developed pretty much right in front of the fan base. What's missing is the ability to easily bring in guys from other areas that have already established themselves as stars.

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