WRESTLING NEWS
Sting's Week-Long Stint As President
Of WCW, Explained
By JON ALLRED
Frustrated with Ric Flair’s reign of terror as the WCW president, Sting addressed him on July 12, 1999, saying, “I want control, right here ... So tonight, I wrestle you for control of WCW.” After passing “The Nature Boy’s” challenge of beating David Flair, Sting defeated Ric Flair with the help of Eric Bischoff and declared himself the WCW president on July 26.
Sting’s first decision as the WCW president was deciding whether or not he’d accept Hulk Hogan’s offer to be his partner against Kevin Nash and Sid Vicious in that night’s main event. In the match, Nash pinned a bloody Hogan following a chair shot to the head, and when Goldberg came to Hogan’s aide, he was taken out by Rick Steiner with three chair shots.
The following week, Steiner and Vicious won by DQ after Hogan hit Steiner with a chair, and seconds later, Nash appeared and powerbombed The Hulkster through the announce table. Next week, Tony Schiavone informed viewers that Sting had given control back to the company, although he’d still influence the upcoming events between Hogan and Nash.