Wrestling meet and greets 2015

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During the match, Vader splashed Sting, cracking three of Sting's ribs and rupturing his spleen.

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Sting recovered and defended his title on July 12 against Vader at The Great American Bashdropping the belt to Big Van Vader after missing a Stinger Splash, hitting his head on the ringpost, and receiving a powerbomb. Rude recaptured the title on May 1 at Wrestling Dontaku in Japanbut 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.

Sting spent the second half of and most of 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. Sting defeated Meng in a rematch for the title at Bash at the Beach 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.

Anderson and Pillman had attacked Flair earlier in the night, rendering Flair unable to come out for the first part of the match. Sting fended off his opponents until Flair emerged. Sting defeated Flair again at the World War 3 pay-per-view.

Sting's alliances with Hogan and Savage led the Horsemen to attack them as well. Feud with the New World Order — [ edit ] Sting right drastically changed his appearance in after the formation of the New World Order which included Kevin Nash left Early inSting's appearance started to change: The team often retained the championship as a result of Luger's cheating tactics, to which Sting remained oblivious.

Harlem Heat eventually won the titles back on the June 24 edition of Nitro. In the summer ofSting was the first to stand up to The Outsiders: Hall and Nash started the bout without their third partner, but the WCW's temporary three-on-two advantage was short-lived: Luger left the match after he was accidentally injured by a mistimed Stinger Splash. The two-on-two match continued while Hogan, who had been a fan favorite for nearly fifteen years, emerged at ringside. Hogan appeared ready to back up the WCW wrestlers until he attacked Savage with his leg drop finisher in one of wrestling's most famous swerves.

The match was ruled a no-contest, and Hall, Nash, and Hogan declared a new world order in professional wrestling.

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As part of this, Sting and Luger went up to rivals and Four Horsemen members Ric Flair and Arn Anderson some time after Bash at the Beach and asked them to team with him, saying that they needed to put aside their differences for the good of WCW. They would be facing the nWo's team of Hall, Nash, Hogan, and a fourth member yet to be determined. A vignette was shown where the nWo had a recording of Sting's voice playing in its limousine as Luger was being lured into the parking lot.

Once he was there a man dressed as Sting, played by Jeff Farmerattacked him and the crowd at home was led to believe that Sting had joined up with the nWo and would be their fourth man against what was now a three-man WCW team. Sting, however, was not at that edition of Nitro and showed up at Fall Brawl just as his teammates declared that they would face the nWo by themselves.

Sting told Luger that he did not attack him, but Luger refused to believe him. Once in the ring, Sting immediately took out all four members of the nWo. He then stopped, turned to Luger, and angrily said to him, "Is that good enough for you right there? Is that proof enough? The next night on Nitro, Sting came out unannounced during the middle of the show with no music or entrance pyrotechnics. He entered the ring and, with his back turned to the camera side of the audience, launched into an angry tirade about what had transpired over the last week: I want a chance to explain something that happened last Monday night at Nitro.

Last Monday night I was on an airplane flying from L. And I thought I was watching a rerun! It was a very convincing film. Often imitated, but never duplicated though! And what else did I see? That's right, doubted the Stinger! More of the same Which brings me to Fall Brawl. I knew I had to get to Fall Brawl and get face to face with the Total Package to let him know that it wasn't me. And what I got out of that was, 'No Sting So for all of those fans out there and all those wrestlers and people that never doubted the Stinger, I'll stand by you if you stand by me!

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But for all of the people, all of the commentators, all of the wrestlers, and all of the best friends who did doubt me, you can stick it! From now on I consider myself a free agent. Superstars Tournament, where he defeated Masahiro Chono in the first round, but was eliminated in the second round by Shiro Koshinaka.

It would end up being his last tour of Japan. On the October 21,edition of Nitro, Sting returned for the first time since the night after Fall Brawl. In a match where the impostor Sting was wrestling Mr. JLSting emerged wearing a trench coat and white face paint with black marks around his eyes.

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He went in the ring and attacked nWo Sting who was still imitating Sting's old mannerisms at this point with his new finisher, the Scorpion Death Drop inverted DDT, two jumping elbow drops, a Stinger Splash and a Scorpion Deathlock while the rest of the nWo came to ringside. Rather than intervene, they simply stood by and watched. Sting, after a pause, first called out the nWo Sting as a "cheap imitation," before telling the nWo, "the real Sting may or may not be in your price range," and then concluded by saying "the only thing that's for sure about Sting is that nothing's for sure".

With that, Sting left the ring and would not speak on mic on WCW programming again for over a year. 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.

Sting's new gimmick was inspired by the film The Crow. In retaliation, nWo Sting, who was still imitating Borden, began painting his face this way as well. Sting maintains aspects of his "Crow" persona to date, occasionally with different designs and use of color of the face paint. In a series of unusual loyalty tests over the next months, Sting would confront a WCW wrestler in the ring and shove the wrestler several times with his bat until the wrestler was provoked enough to advance on him.

Then Sting would draw the weapon back as if he were going to assault him, causing the wrestler to stop. Sting would hand the bat to the offended wrestler and turn his back, offering the wrestler a chance at retaliation. When the wrestler hesitated or declined, Sting would nod, retrieve the bat and leave the ring. For the next few weeks the two were seen in the rafters together and coming to the ring together.

As Sting left, Savage went to the ring and helped Hogan win the match, thus going back on his word and joining the nWo. Over the next couple weeks, Sting would accompany the nWo, indicating that he too joined the group. However, at WCW Uncensored in Marchas the nWo celebrated a victory in the main event battle royal which guaranteed them title shots whenever they desired with their newest recruit, Chicago Bulls NBA star Dennis RodmanSting rappelled from the roof of the arena on a vertical zip-line.

In subsequent weeks, Sting frequently rappelled from the rafters or came up through the ring to attack unsuspecting nWo members, came to the aid of wrestlers once subjected to his loyalty test as they battled the nWo, and employed decoy "Stings" to play mind games with the nWo during the closing segments of Nitro.

Dillon tried many times to get Sting to return to wrestling by making contracts to fight various nWo members. Sting, however, did not accept any of the contracts, often tearing them up in Dillon's face.

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A confused Dillon then asked Sting who he wanted on one edition of Nitro, and Sting went out to ringside, picked up a fan's sign, and pointed out one name on it: The finish of the match was supposed to echo the Montreal Screwjob finish that the WWF had used to double cross Bret Hart just one month earlier at their annual Survivor Series event.

Nick Patrickthe referee for the contest, was supposed to execute a fast count on Sting while Hart, whose signing with WCW was the linchpin for the Montreal Screwjob, would come out to protest the decision and, since he had already served as the guest referee for the match between Larry Zbyszko and Eric Bischoff earlier that evening, order the match to be restarted and Sting would emerge victorious by forcing Hogan to submit to the Scorpion Death Lock.

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However, Patrick did not do his part properly and instead counted the pin at normal speed, which added an unintentional level of controversy to the finish. The match ran over Nitro's allotted time slot and the finish was aired later in the week on the inaugural episode of Thunder. Similar to the Starrcade result, two different referees declared the two different men as the winner.

Sting responded with his first words on mic since October when he told Dillon, "You've got no guts! You're a dead man!

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The Wolfpac — [ edit ] Borden after a taping of Nitro in As began, the nWo began to splinter. Nash and Savage officially split from the original nWo on May 4, forming the face group nWo Wolfpac, while Hogan's heel faction became identified as nWo Hollywood. Sting seemed to have joined nWo Hollywood when he appeared wearing a black and white nWo shirt, but he soon tore off the shirt to reveal the red and black of the nWo Wolfpac.

Sting began wearing red and black face paint and tights as a member of nWo Wolfpac. Sting and The Giant also split, and the team was forced to vacate the title 18 days later.

Sting also got involved in a feud with Bret Hart over their similar finishing holds, the Sharpshooter and the Scorpion Deathlock. Sting and Hart squared off at Halloween Havocwhere Hart, the United States Champion, attacked Sting with a baseball bat, putting Sting out of action for several months.

wrestling meet and greets 2015

Sting returned to Nitro in Marchsporting the black and white Crow-inspired attire he debuted in and began to participate in more mic work. By this time, the nWo storyline had faded, and Sting was not aligned with any of its factions. Savage served as special guest referee and delivered a diving elbow drop to help DDP win the match and the title. 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.

Savage pinned Nash and won the World title as a result. Later that night, Nash turned heel by attacking Hogan during a title defense against Vicious. Sting remained president for just one week and used his power to book a main event pitting Hogan and himself against Nash and Vicious.

At WrestleMania 34all three teams competed in a triple threat tag team match for the titles, which The Bludgeon Brothers won.

They held the titles until October 16,when they were defeated by Cesaro and Sheamus on SmackDown Jim Ross noted that "today's wrestling fan may be a little hard on the talented trio" due to them "espousing such positivity". Club called the gimmick "racist" because "they literally pantomime shooting dice[ clarification needed ] when they get into the ring".

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Turbo, a nod to Street Fighter II: Also in latea unicorn pony was incorporated into The New Day's newest shirt, [79] and the trio began making unicorn gestures, using their fingers as horns and even having interviewers claiming to perceive them having "unicorn magic".

At WrestleMania 32the team emerged from a giant "Booty-O's" box wearing Dragon Ball -inspired armor inherited from Woods's earlier gimmick. Later "Booty-O's" shirts became a successful article of merchandise. In earlythey also incorporated pancake or flapjacks in their gimmick, throwing it to their enemies or eating it. In vast contrast to the gospel-based version of The New Day, the new positivity-based version of the group began to receive an overwhelming positive reception from fans and critics in mid after they turned heel and had a series of strong in-ring performances and promos.