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Sting

Dubbed "The Franchise of WCW," the man known as Sting lies among the most recognizable faces in the illustrious history of professional wrestling. With that distinction, he was the backbone of the Atlanta-based wrestling company all through the late 1980s until the bitter end in 2001.

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Starting with his debut for the National Wrestling Association (NWA) in 1987, Sting brought an immense measure of flash to the squared circle with his bleach-blond hair, colorful face paint, neon ring gear and impressive physique. At the inaugural Clash of the Championson March 27, 1988 in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Stinger proved he was on his way to becoming one of professional wrestling's elite after engaged in a 45-minute time limit draw against NWA World Champion Ric Flair. Sting ultimately beat Flair to capture the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, and would later add six WCW World Heavyweight Championships, three WCW Tag Team Championships, two WCW International World Heavyweight Championships and two United States Championships to his resume throughout his storied career in sports-entertainment.

Although the colorful grappler was tremendously popular among fans of World Championship Wrestling, it was his transformation in 1996 that makes him memorable to this day. With the nWo running roughshod over World Championship Wrestling, Sting embraced a darker, brooding identity with Crow-inspired white and black face paint and attire. He became a silent hero who slinked in the rafters of arenas all across the United States, ready to strike the New World Order at a moment's notice. For over a year, Sting never spoke or wrestled, captivating fans until finally he squared off and defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion and leader of the nWo, Hollywood Hogan.

Sting enhanced his efforts against the New World Order by joining forces with longtime friend Lex Luger, Kevin Nash, Konnan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage, changing his white visage to red. However, when the faction dissolved good, Sting retained his dark look, but adopted a persona similar to his colorful "surfer" days.

Sting remained loyal to World Championship Wrestling in spite of its collapse, engaging in memorable affairs with Bret "Hit Man" Hart, Lex Luger and Vampiro. With their long and storied rivalry, it is only fitting that the final match in the history of the promotion pitted Sting against Ric Flair.

With his unbridled charisma and war against the New World Order, Sting has become synonymous with World Championship Wrestling. Although he has never wrestled inside a WWE ring, more than a decade since the demise of with the Atlanta-based organization, he remains one of the most esteemed performers of all-time.

Sting Set For Shock WWE Debut At Survivor Series

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Reports that the legend will debut with WWE on Sunday

The highly anticipated WWE debut of Sting is set to take place at Survivor Series. It is being reported at PWInsider that multiple sources have confirmed the WCW Icon will be appearing on the show.

Nothing is official but this debut has been expected for some time. WWE and Sting had been talking ever since the wrestler left TNA in January. It is thought that a deal has been in place for some time, but both sides have been waiting on the right time to debut.

That time could be now. With Team Cena probably defeating The Authority, a new GM is likely going to be needed on Raw. Sting seems an appropriate fit for this role.

However, PWInsider is also stating that Sting will not be taking part on Raw or Smackdown this week. WWE’s logic is perhaps to use him just on the Survivor Series show to send a message to viewers that you need to be subscribed to WWE Network to get the biggest surprises.

This will indeed be a big talking point from the show. It will create interest in WWE Network subscriptions. However, you do have to question the logic of not promoting such a big selling point ahead of time.

Sting is set to wrestle one match in WWE. It will be at WrestleMania 31, ideally against The Undertaker if the WWE star can get fit in time. Other options would be Sting vs Triple H, Sting vs The Rock, or Sting vs John Cena.

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