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The Most Questionable Moments Of Sting's Wrestling Career
By SHANE O'NEILL
In 2015, fans believed that they had seen the last of Sting after a severe neck injury cut Sting's career short, but he appeared at the AEW Winter is Coming event. Fans were concerned about "The Icon's" well-being when he became an active part of AEW TV, but Sting impressed everyone with his series of entertaining matches.
Returning To AEW
Before WCW Fall Brawl 1993, Sting's team needed another member for an even four-on-four contest, so Sting introduced the Shockmaster, aka Fred Ottman. Shockmaster blasted through the wall, immediately falling face-first while his bedazzled Stormtrooper helmet rolled off, and years later, Sting is still linked to this immediate failure.
The Shockmaster Flop
For Sting and Jake Roberts' third and final WCW encounter, they were at the mercy of the Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal rules and received the Coal Miner’s Glove stipulation: a match where a leather glove attached to a pole can be used on opponents. The potentially tremendous match was horribly disappointing because of the ridiculous stipulation.
Halloween Havoc 1992
In a SuperBrawl III promo for the match between Sting and Big Van Vader, Sting is invited to the White Castle of Fear where Vader challenges him to a tug-of-war using a leather strap over a flaming table. With cheesy dialog, an over-the-top set, poor editing, and dated music, it might be one of the promotion's corniest segments.
White Castle of Fear
At WCW's Capital Combat: Return of Robocop PPV in 1990, Sting tried to welcome RoboCop to the arena when the Four Horsemen locked him in a cage, so when RoboCop arrived, he freed The Icon from his prison as the Horsemen escaped. "RoboCop" is a great film but it had no place in WCW, and the segment felt like nothing but a movie promotion.
Teaming With RoboCop