The real Sting appeared soon after and pinned Vicious to retain his title after the match was restarted. Return to Zul Atleast 23g11s72c Completing this questgives +2000 faction with Guktan Guard Sting and Hart squared off at Halloween Havoc, where Hart, the United States Champion, attacked Sting with a baseball bat, putting Sting out of action for several months. I'm a sixty-two year old man. Of course there are. The three-disc set features a behind-the-scenes documentary with Sting himself as he prepares to step into a WWE ring for the first time ever at WrestleMania 31. Magnus told to Sting he had Flair to put him in the map, but he had nobody, so Sting challenged him to a match at Bound for Glory. On the October 31 episode of Impact Wrestling, Dixie Carter offered to lift the lifetime ban so Sting can get another World title opportunity again by entering him first in a Battle Royal Gauntlet match, which was won by Magnus as Sting attempted to eliminate Kazarian, and Magnus eliminated the both of them. On March 24, 2004, Borden was interviewed once again by Mike Tenay as part of the promotion for his direct-to-video biographical film, Sting: Moment of Truth, and on March 31, he returned to the company for one night only as the special guest enforcer for the main-event, a four-way match between Abyss, A.J. I saw people, I saw wrestlers, I saw commentators, and I saw best friends DOUBT... the Stinger. Sting was on the first-ever Monday Nitro in a match where Flair defeated Sting by disqualification as a result of a run-in by Arn Anderson to attack Flair. Spotlights then illuminated the ring, revealing a chair bearing Sting's signature trench coat, boots, and a black baseball bat in the center of the ring. Abyss was pulled under the ring and Sting was slammed into broken glass by Tomko, before Abyss emerged bleeding badly and was slammed into the broken glass and thumbtacks. 1 Won while the NWA World Heavyweight Championship was defended in World Championship Wrestling when WCW was part of the National Wrestling Alliance. After his feud with Daniels, Sting began teaming up with his former enemy, Abyss who had recently turned face. There's no pussyfooting in our group. The cage match ended with Sting pinning and unmasking the Scorpion, who turned out to be Flair in disguise. Sting - real name Gordon Sumner - is a 67-year-old musician from Northumberland. [199] Sting often wrestled Steve Austin in WCW; he had positive negotiations with WWE in 2003, with his proposed debut angle being a confrontation with Austin at the conclusion of WrestleMania XIX. Sting recaptured the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship in February at SuperBrawl VIII with the help of Savage, who was beginning to split from the nWo. Flair and Anderson agreed and the four wrestlers composed Team WCW for the annual WarGames match at Fall Brawl in September 1996. Later that evening, Borden suffered a legitimate knee injury while interfering in a steel cage match featuring the Horsemen. Sting spent the second half of 1994 and most of 1995 teaming with new arrival Hulk Hogan in his battles against Kevin Sullivan's Three Faces of Fear and its successor stable, The Dungeon of Doom. 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A Tampa porn star and a 16-year-old Orlando girl are among the 80 arrested by Polk County deputies in an undercover online prostitution sting. He reunited with his former band-mates and performed at the 2007 Grammy Awards. - IMDb Mini Biography By: I'm essentially agnostic. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon. In the match, whoever scored the pinfall would win the TNA World Championship, which Angle won after pinning Sting to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Rude recaptured the title on May 1 at Wrestling Dontaku 1994 in Japan, but the decision was reversed because Rude had allegedly hit Sting with the title belt during the match; this was to cover for a real-life back injury Rude sustained in the match that forced Rude into retirement. Through his attorney, he “categorically denies” the allegation. Later in the night, Sting competed in the World War 3 battle royal for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, which was won by Savage. Whether they like it is another matter. We know each other very well, and we know where it hurts. REMASTERED IN HD!Music video by Sting performing Fields Of Gold. The team often retained the championship as a result of Luger's cheating tactics, to which Sting remained oblivious. I want to surprise an audience: surprise the listener, surprise myself. Sting defeated Flair on the July 19 edition of Nitro to become the on-screen president of WCW. In September 2007, he was at the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, for two shows in the Amsterdam Arena. [14] Sting went on to join the nWo Wolfpac stable, which dominated WCW's merchandise sales at events in mid 1998. [71], After assaulting Jarrett from behind on the June 24 edition of Impact!, TNA president Dixie Carter (storyline) suspended Sting for 30 days. Rhodes, as booker, identified Sting as the face who was most over with the fans, despite knowing that turning the Road Warriors heel would be no easy task. At Lockdown, he teamed with Team Cage (Christian Cage, Kevin Nash, Rhino, and Matt Morgan) and defeated Team Tomko (Tomko, A.J. [95][96] On the October 6 edition of Impact Wrestling, after being exposed for his false claim of retiring and his secret ridicule of the fans, a furious Hogan impulsively agreed to hand TNA back to Dixie Carter, should Sting manage to defeat him at Bound for Glory. [1] Borden had no interest in professional wrestling and no television access to it within his home community, but decided to pursue a career in the industry after being taken to an "incredible" World Wrestling Federation (WWF) event in Los Angeles where he saw Hulk Hogan, The Iron Sheik, The British Bulldogs, André the Giant and others perform. 2 Won while TNA obtained the sole rights to use the NWA World Heavyweight Championship through an agreement with the NWA. Sting Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine + Follow Artist. We don't skirt around each other; we go straight for the jugular. 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Sting then became embroiled in a feud with the Dangerous Alliance, headed by manager Paul E. Dangerously. The two nWo factions vied for Sting's allegiance, with Sting's friends The Giant joining nWo Hollywood and Luger joining nWo Wolfpac. (C) 1991 A&M Records#Sting #Fragile #Remastered At Spring Stampede the following week, Sting advanced to the finals of the United States Championship tournament by defeating Booker T and Vampiro in the first two rounds. The following week, Sting took his revenge upon the Mafia, when he attacked every member of the group and stole Angle's world heavyweight championship belt, becoming a fully fledged face as a result. The match ran over Nitro's allotted time slot and the finish was aired later in the week on the inaugural episode of Thunder. Power Team USA was a four-man unit also featuring Garland "Glory" Donahoe and Mark "Commando" Miller, plus manager Rick Bassman. Like Savage, Nash began to pull away from the Hogan-dominated nWo, and Nash helped Savage beat Sting for the championship at Spring Stampede in April. [209] Borden made a guest appearance on Walker, Texas Ranger as biker and drug dealer Grangus in the episode "Unsafe Speed". Slam! [on changing directions and writing 'The Last Ship', a Broadway musical] I had no interest in tailoring songs for Top 40 radio, for fourteen-year-old girls or boys. Savage pinned Nash and won the World title as a result. Gordon Sumner, better known as Sting, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on October 2, 1951. [23], Borden, originally wrestling under the ring name Flash, teamed with Jim "Justice" Hellwig (who would gain fame as The Ultimate Warrior in WWF/WWE) as two members of Power Team USA in independent All-California Championship Wrestling. Per stipulation, Sting would never get another title opportunity again. It was later announced that Sting had signed a multi-year contract with AEW. Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born October 2, 1951), better known as Sting, is an English singer and musician. Title contract signing, Lesnar speaks, more", "Sting on his injury, his condition and whether or not that was his last match", "Exclusive interview: Sting on the Hall of Fame, his WWE experience and whether he has competed in his final match", "WWE RAW REPORT: GOOD NEWS FROM ROMAN REIGNS, ARE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS THE NEW CONTRACT SIGNINGS?, A REUNION?, AND MORE", "12/02 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship, Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal, Chris Jericho vs. Frankie Kazarian, Darby Allin and Cody Rhodes vs. What does this information mean? His song "Roxanne" was covered by George Michael on the album "Songs from the Last Century". He planned a festival tour in the United States called "Desert Roses and Arabian Rhythms," featuring musicians from Egypt, Algeria, and Iran. I'm bored with music between 1955 and 1980. I have my moments - I just have to join them together. While appearing on a WCW/nWo merchandise special on QVC Sports in late 1999, Borden admitted that Scott Hall had initially suggested the idea of painting his face like the character of Eric Draven from The Crow. A lot of people have the same feelings, but in others it must get bottled up. [68] During th following months, Sting would join other heel wrestlers against face wrestlers like Van Dam, Jarrett or Hogan. Sting lost to Rick Steiner in a Falls Count Anywhere match at The Great American Bash after he was attacked by Steiner's three pet dogs backstage and Steiner forced the referee to prematurely declare himself the victor, claiming his dogs had pinned Sting for him. At Halloween Havoc, Sting retained the title against Hogan after Hogan entered the ring in street clothes and laid down for Sting to pin him. At the September pay-per-view, Luger brought a baseball bat to the ring and Sting used it to beat Hogan for his sixth and final WCW World Heavyweight Championship, turning heel for the first time in WCW. "[155] On January 21, 2021, it was announced that Sting would team with Darby Allin against Team Taz (Brian Cage and Ricky Starks) in a Street Fight at Revolution, marking Sting's first match since September 2015, thus coming out of retirement. [11], Sting's 14-year association with WCW and its predecessor, Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), began in 1987. Well that didn't take long, did it? Sting went on to successfully defend the title against the likes of Hall, Nash, and Diamond Dallas Page (DDP). [a] Digital Spy writer Mayer Nissim commended Sting's ability to constantly evolve his gimmick while fellow franchise players Hulk Hogan and John Cena largely failed to do so, in order to maintain spectator interest. [30] After Borden's recovery, Sting finally defeated Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on July 7, 1990, at The Great American Bash. [1] Borden then entered into contract negotiations with the WWF, but ultimately did not join the promotion. [156], Sting is widely regarded as the greatest performer in WCW history. The alliance with Flair resulted in Sting joining the newly reformed and now-face Four Horsemen along with the Andersons, Arn and Ole (kayfabe cousins). UPDATE (11/9): Due to Covid-19-related delays, Sting’s album Duets will now come out on March 19, 2021. Rather than intervene, they simply stood by and watched. [3], As 2007 came along, Sting continued his feud with Abyss while trying to recapture the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, facing him at Final Resolution, Against All Odds and Destination X in a Last Rites match, but he never claimed the title. He traced back his addiction’s origin to a bee sting he sustained playing with his sibling when he was eight years old. In the final match of the night, Sting defeated Flair to accumulate the necessary points to win the tournament. At The Great American Bash 1995, Sting defeated Meng to win another tournament for the WCW United States Championship. The next night on Nitro, Hogan protested the decision claiming that Patrick's decision should have been considered final and a rematch was granted. Previously described by WWE as the greatest wrestler never to have performed for that promotion,[20] Sting finally joined the company in 2014, making his first appearance at Survivor Series and having his debut match at WrestleMania 31 the following year. He made his final TNA appearance of 2003 on December 17, defeating Jarrett in a non-title match. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 5,830,897. On July 19 at Victory Road, Sting was defeated by new Main Event Mafia member Samoa Joe in a singles match after the debuting Taz interfered on Joe's behalf. [24] Hellwig and Borden later moved to the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA), a wrestling company based in Memphis, Tennessee, and became known as the Freedom Fighters. [217] After the 2015 NFL Draft, Steven was invited by the Kansas City Chiefs to try out for the team at their rookie mini-camp, but did not receive a contract offer.[218]. I'm proud of my being able to make it into artifacts that some people find beautiful or engaging. It hailed him as "one of sports-entertainment's elite",[165] and ranked him at number one in listings of the greatest wrestlers to never perform in WWE,[166] and the greatest stars in WCW history. Sports wrote that he holds "a lofty level of prestige that few will ever touch". Sting then feuded with Nikita Koloff in the summer of 1991. DDP pinned Nash, allowing DDP to win the title without directly beating Sting. Sting pinned Vampiro at Slamboree in May, and Vampiro beat Sting in a Human Torch match at The Great American Bash the next month; for the climax of the match, Borden switched with a stuntman, who was set on fire and thrown off the top of the frame of the stage's entrance video screen. At the same time, Sting was being targeted by Luger, who had once again turned heel and, as WCW Champion, viewed Sting as a threat. [74] They would start a feud with Jeff Jarrett and Samoa Joe, facing them No Surrender[75] and Bound for Glory, where Sting, Nash and D'Angelo Dinero defeated Jarrett and Joe after Jarrett turned heel by leaving the ring and having Joe wrestle alone. On January 15 at Final Resolution, Sting and Christian Cage defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett and Monty Brown in a tag team match after Sting pinned Jarrett. I DON'T BELIEVE YOU STING!' The NWA decided to declare the title vacant. Publicity Listings Sting competed in the main event of April's Spring Stampede, a Four Corners match for the World Championship, against Hogan, DDP, and champion Flair. That’s what it uses to defend itself from harm. [61] On August 16 at Hard Justice, Sting unsuccessfully challenged Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in a triple threat match, which also included Matt Morgan. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. He went on to claim his second NWA World Heavyweight title when he made Jarrett submit to the Scorpion Deathlock marking the first major championship title Sting had won since 1999. Near the end of Sting's battles with the Dangerous Alliance, the seeds were sown for what became arguably one of the most famous feuds of Sting's career. From now on I consider myself a free agent.[3][32]. I can't listen to a rock and roll record. Due to a confrontation with Christian Cage during the match, Sting was distracted, which allowed crooked referee Earl Hebner to knock over the ladder both were on, sending both men to the floor and allow Jarrett to pick up the victory.[37]. Steiner attacked and injured Sting in November 2000. “Biography of Sting”, Oxford, UK,, Published 12th Feb. 2012. After the promo, they walked out on TNA, but Nash left the promotion for real. Check out Sting on Amazon Music. Sting received his title shot on August 13 at Hard Justice, but failed to capture the title after Christian Cage turned heel and hit Sting with Jarrett's guitar. Sting was summarily dismissed from The Four Horsemen on February 6, 1990, at Clash of the Champions X: Texas Shootout after refusing to relinquish his title shot against Flair, thus restarting their rivalry. [194][195], On the other hand, Pro Wrestling Torch editor Wade Keller wrote that Sting was a "valuable player during Nitro's peak years", but not a "consistent draw for WCW". [on the Lisbon Treaty in 2009] I've lived in Europe for about 15 years, I live in Italy. 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", "The Ultimate Dusty Finish, A Few Corrections, and Just How Great WAS Sting? AEW fans couldn’t believe it. Later that night, Nash turned heel by attacking Hogan during a title defense against Vicious. In the same month, WCW seceded from the National Wrestling Alliance, in the process of recognizing a WCW World Heavyweight Championship and a WCW World Tag Team Championship. Sting was stripped of the title the next night for attacking the official. I can't do it. Immediately following on the WWE Network, Sting spoke for the first time in-ring. After this a silent, almost ghostly Sting, carrying a baseball bat as a weapon, began appearing in the rafters at WCW events and began painting his entire face with black and white corpse paint. [114] Three days later at Genesis, Sting gained his revenge on DOC by defeating him in a singles match. At the end of 1993, Sting was one of the first people to congratulate Flair, who had just returned from the World Wrestling Federation, after his WCW World Heavyweight Title victory over Vader at Starrcade. [198], Prior to his signing with WWE, Sting was widely considered the greatest wrestler never to perform for the company. "[132] A young Jeff Hardy was overwhelmed by the crowd reaction to Sting, on whom fans were "really hooked", and "reaching out to want to know, and want to support. When Luger was temporarily unavailable for WCW Uncensored in March, Harlem Heat member Booker T teamed up with Sting to successfully prevent the title from changing hands. perspective review of TNA in London Week 2, final PPV hype", "Caldwell's TNA Victory Road PPV results 3/18: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV – Sting-Roode main event, Angle-Hardy, Storm-Ray", "Caldwell's TNA Slammiversary PPV results 6/10: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV – Roode vs. Sting headlines 10th Anniv. [189] Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer claimed that Sting was not a formidable draw, although this assertion was disputed by Sting's former WCW colleague Steve Austin. He is a former son-in-law of actor-writer. Soon afterward, Flair defeated Sting in a title unification match at Clash of the Champions XXVII, turning heel in the final moments of the match when Sensuous Sherri turned on Sting and took Flair's side. [76] On the following edition of Impact!, Sting and Nash refused to join Hogan, Bischoff and their new group, Immortal. TNA president Dixie Carter credits Sting with being the major wrestling superstar that TNA needed to establish itself. [124], On the June 13 episode of Impact Wrestling, Sting noted that nobody in the back helped him during his title match, but he would form a New Main Event Mafia to battle the Aces & Eights. First Police single was 'Fall Out' in 1978. Hellwig left the promotion in mid-1986, leaving Sting without a partner. At Lockdown, Team Flair (formed by Sting, Desmond Wolfe, Robert Roode and James Storm) were defeated by Team Hogan (Abyss, Jeff Jarrett, Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy). [216] Steven attended Kilgore College, where he played tight end; on December 19, 2012, he committed to attend the University of Kentucky. [92] On the September 1 edition of Impact Wrestling, Sting received a rematch against Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, but was defeated following interference from special enforcer Hulk Hogan and the rest of Immortal. Sting was born in Newcastle, England in 1951 where he attended St. Cuthbert’s … [3] Still having proven unsuccessful at putting Jarrett away, Sting defeated Scott Steiner by disqualification to earn a spot in the King of the Mountain match at Slammiversary on June 18. Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK, View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, Singers and Musicians who've hosted Saturday Night Live. His pre-WWE career included "dream" matches against former WWF stars Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart in WCW,[202][203] as well as bouts opposite names such as Ric Flair, Randy Savage, Kurt Angle and Mick Foley. Read Full Biography. |  It would end up being his last tour of Japan. Sting won by disqualification when Luger and Miss Elizabeth assaulted Sting with a steel chair and baseball bat, putting Sting out of action for some time. Lex Luger was chosen to challenge Flair at WrestleWar. [163] Borden is known for his charity work,[164] once regarding his involvement with the Make-A-Wish and Starlight Children's Foundations as his "most fulfilling activity". [42] A tournament was then held for the title which culminated in a King of the Mountain match at Slammiversary. [212], Borden was an admitted anabolic steroid user in the 1980s. [126][127][128][129] Before Bound for Glory, MEM member Magnus complained to Sting because his losses. Sting then defeated The Giant at The Great American Bash in June to take control of the Tag Team titles and chose Nash as his partner. Sting Biography Born 2 October 1951, in Wallsend, north-east England, Gordon Sumner's life started to change the evening a fellow musician in the Phoenix Jazzmen caught sight of his black and yellow striped sweater and decided to re-christen him Sting. Days after the infamous promo, he was booked for shows in New Japan Pro Wrestling, to take part in the Japan/U.S. In February 2007, he reunited with his former bandmates of. Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor.He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984, and launched a solo career in 1985. Sting defeated Flair again at the World War 3 pay-per-view. After the match, Sting sounded his disdain of the result and issued an open challenge for later tonight. The people went crazy. He was a recipient of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors. His last match of 1996 took place on September 23 at the Yokohama Arena, where he and Lex Luger teamed up to defeat Arn Anderson and Steven Regal. [169] In regard to Sting's creative handling after he signed with WWE, PWInsider editor Dave Scherer wrote that "he really represented WCW so he was never going to get that [legend] treatment". Together with "Russian" wrestler Kortsia Korchenko, the Blade Runners became henchmen in Gilbert's on-screen feud with Watts. On December 11, 2005, at Turning Point, as Jeff Jarrett stood in the ring celebrating his victory, the lights in the arena went out as images of a scorpion—Sting's symbol— appeared on the arena screens, along with the date "January 15, 2006". [118][119][120] Sting returned on the April 25 Impact Wrestling, saving Hogan from an attack by the Aces & Eights. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Music. At The Retribution on December 6, 2002 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, Sting lost to Luger in a bout for the vacant WWA World Heavyweight Championship. Sting returned on the August 24 episode of Raw and challenged the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins at Night of Champions. In the same month, WCW seceded from the National Wrestling Alliance, in the process recognizing a WCW World Heavyweight Championship and a WCW World Tag Team Championship. Sting won the UWF World Tag Team Championship twice with Gilbert in 1986 and a third time with Rick Steiner in 1987. Maybe he was right. I just try to write as good a song as possible; it's a craft. [12] Dubbed "The Franchise of WCW",[6] he held a total of 15 championships in the promotion – including the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on six occasions, the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship on two occasions, and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on one occasion – and made more pay-per-view (PPV) appearances for the company than any other wrestler. [190] On December 3, 2020, Pro Wrestling Tees owner Ryan Barkan stated that Sting's AEW t-shirt quickly broke the single day record for t-shirt sales. In mid-1989, The Great Muta challenged Sting at The Great American Bash. 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[109] The feud led to a match at Bound for Glory alongside Bully Ray, where they were defeated by the Aces & Eights, following interference from a man who was afterwards unmasked as Ray's longtime partner, the returning Devon. On July 16 at Victory Road, Sting won a four-way to win a title shot for Jarrett's NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Sting engaged in many matches with Dangerous Alliance members, especially Rude, who was the group's biggest star. [14] Upon the acquisition of WCW by the WWF in March 2001, Sting and his long-term rival Ric Flair were chosen to perform in the main event of the final episode of Nitro. Styles and Ric Flair, turning heel as a result. WCW officials Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff, in an attempt to save the fading company, rebooted the storylines on April 10, 2000, and declared all titles vacant. Flair, generated a record-setting 5.6 rating on TBS. He grew up in the turmoil of the ship-building industry and wanted to become a musician very early. 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