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Sting

Real Name - Steve Borden
Birthdate - 3/20/59
6'2" 260 lbs. - Dallas, TX

Athletic Background - Bodybuilding

Teacher(s) - Red Bastien; Bill Anderson

Professional Background - California(`85), Memphis(`85-`86), UWF(`86-`87), JCP(`87-`91), WCW(`91-`01), WWA(`02-`03), TNA(`03-)

AliasesSteve Borden, Flash

Groups - Power Team, Hyatt & Hot Stuff International, Four Horsemen, Dudes with Attitudes, nWo Wolfpack, Sting’s Warriors, Main Event Mafia

Peak Years - `87-`93


Finisher(s) - 
- Scorpion Deathlock
- Scorpion Death Drop
- Flying Body Press

Favorites -
- Stinger Splash
- Jumping Sitting Faceslam
- Press Slam
- Dropkick
- Backfist


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - Sting could easily be labeled as the top babyface in WCW's ten year history. His longevity in that spot shows great dedication since WCW was the #2 company for most of that time. It paid off later though with Sting getting the push of a lifetime in the company's short reign on top. Sting began his career as a musclehead, but he honed his skills carefully and in a short time he showed potential to be a top star.  When Jim Crockett Promotions turned over their product to Turner Broadcasting, the new WCW saw Sting moved into a top spot.  He was an athletic and capable talent who had excellent programs with talented heels like Ric Flair, Cactus Jack and Big Van Vader.  Although he was never a massive drawing card, Sting meant something and was a consistent star for the often struggling company.  While his peak years as a performer saw him in colorful outfits and facepaint with his trademark spiked blond hair, most remember him for his second gimmick. The lone wolf Sting dressed in a manner modeled after "The Crow" and he was masterfully pushed and had one of WCW's biggest matches meeting "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan at Starrcade `97. Though his best days were behind him and he had few quality matches in , Sting's character was at its strongest.  He was mostly used poorly in the company’s dying days, however many would consider him the star of WCW and with very good reason.  In the wake of WCW’s death, Sting was the one person that never eventually came to the WWF/WWE.  Instead, he began working with Jeff Jarrett’s TNA promotion and while it is a significantly smaller company, Sting has been able to really thrive with the limited schedule and has had some quality programs and matches that have helped his legacy in many ways.  Most expect him to show up in the WWE in some form or fashion in the future, but it may only be to go in their Hall of Fame or do some short-term program.
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