It's the age old Pro-Wrestling discussion that never gets old (but really it is WAY OLD).... What if Sting were in the WWE? Of course, that is always immediately followed with a bunch of drooling of who could fight who and where the story lines can go. Well let me give you a heads up on this latest round..... NOWHERE!
Recently it was put out there that Stinger had reached out through connections and discussed the potential for a final move to the WWE. When and if this happens, it is almost a guarantee that he will retire. Probably one more match at Wrestlemania against Undertaker or Triple H just so he can say he fought him when they both were at the top of their game. Then immediate retirement and gone. There won't be any story lines that are drawn out or a line of opponents for him to drive through before its over.....nope, just one match and gone.
So the question is....is this good for WWE and Sting? Probably and only for one reason. The merchandising deals that can be put into place. Sting is truly an ICON in the sport and his merchandising is worth millions to a company like WWE. Plus they have the vehicle that is powerful enough to still get long run play financially out of older retired characters and their likeness. Hell just the thought of a STING character in the next WWE 14 video game is enough to get a ton of people to jump on top of it.
So with this said, and the age that Steve is at, there is a probable move to the WWE to solidify that merchandising deal and his final bid to enter the HALL OF FAME. And we all know that there are other "hall of fames", but the one that really counts in the fans eyes is the WWE Hall of Fame. With out the big show and Wrestlemania weekend to be around it, a Hall of Fame bid seems mediocre..
So why title this "Stop it with Sting!" ? Well that is simple. We need to stop everything with Sting. He probably really only has one GREAT match left in the tank (everything else seems phoned in recently). We nee d that match on the "Biggest Stage of them ALL" and it needs to be against someone legendary (including Cena...regardless of your opinion). And they need to Retire him and put him in the Hall of Fame so he can stop all of it. No more bad angles. No more discussion of jumping ship. No more "one more time" chants. No more anything. It is time for Sting to move on.
Now I get that this might not be a popular opinion. And that is fine. I am one person with one viewpoint. But I think we all know that the guy that holds on too long tarnishes his reputation. We all love Ric Flair, but he's become the Dick Clark of Pro-Wrestling. Every year they would roll Clark out on New Years eve and it was fine until the stroke. Then it became a sad state of affairs and each time the fans would say "they rolled him out again and he looked worse". Well that is where Flair is and we don't want Taker and Sting to get to. Sometimes opting for the RYU-esque walk off into the sunset is a more fitting end for our heroes and favorites.
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HERE IT IS! The show where I take it to the Post Dispatch and their STLToday.com facebook page for censoring me! Plus, we take a trip down memory and discuss things that no longer exist as products. Very fun show to listen to. And one last thing, but not least, I am joined by my friend Matt Krueger for this little journey.
BRUTAL IT WAS! It blew the minds of the WWE audience worldwide, when what they thought was going to be a wrestling match quickly turned into a MMA event at the hands of Brock Lesnar.
Brock started the barrage and open a WIDE gash on the head of John Cena. From there he rag dolled Cena for everything it was worth! But in the end, John Cena laid Brock out with a FU on the steel steps and garnered the victory. It was a great PPV in all, but the fans were very upset at another Cena win. Why?
Truth is, John Cena should have won. Brock can't expect to walk back in to the WWE and just walk away with the win. He's not The Rock. He doesn't have the Rocks pedigree in the WWE. So he has to play well with others. And Brock DID. I am assuming that Cena had been planned for time off after Wrestlemania since he hasn't been out of action since 2007 when he would eventually surprise everyone at Royal Rumble. 5 straight years of working your ass off. 5 days a week with a few small days off in between.
Now why should he have won....It leads to a better story down the road. If Brock comes in and destroys Cena right after The Rock does, makes the fans that like him lose their support and the fans that hate him happy for a minute. But it doesn't sell anything. Now, they can take Brock and play him up against multiple opponents while waiting for that one guy that beat him to come back...Oh yeah, and in 4-5 months when John returns (I am thinking after Summer Slam and before Survivor Series), they will have the immediate Rematch story ready to go and you will get a more traditional wrestling match.
So it was needed for John to win so he could come back on a high note when ready to return. If you don't agree or have another idea, I want you to post it below in the comments.