Oct 30, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Steve Borden
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 252 lbs.
Date of birth: March 20, 1959
From: Venice Beach, CA
Pro debut: November 1985
Trained by: Red Bastien
Finishing move: Scorpion Death Lock

Audio: Sting interview on the Gerweck Report Hotline [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]


– On July 20, 1986, Sting and Eddie Gilbert defeated the Fantastics in Tulsa, OK for the UWF tag team championship. The belts were held up, but Sting and Gilbert regained the titles by again defeating the Fantastics on August 31, 1986.
– The team of Rick Steiner and Sting beat Chris Adams and Terry Taylor on April 12, 1987 in Atlanta, GA.
– At Starrcade ’87, Sting and the Freebirds defeated Zbyszko, Gilbert, and Steiner in a six-man tag match.
– In 1988, Sting and Lex Luger teamed up to win the Crockett Cup tag team tournament.
– On March 31, 1989, Sting defeated Mike Rotundo for the Television title in Atlanta.
– Ric Flair and Sting beat the Great Muta and Terry Funk in a thunderdome cage match at Halloween Havoc ’89. A short time later, Sting joined the Horsemen.
– Sting won an Iron man competition at Starrcade ’89, pinning Ric Flair in the finals.
– On February 6, 1990, after refusing to give up his shot for the NWA title, the Horsemen attacked Sting, injuring his knee; Sting sought revenge and received it when he defeated Ric Flair for the NWA title on July 7th of the same year.
– During 1990, Sting was plagued by “The Black Scorpion.” It was revealed at Starrcade ’90 that “The Black Scorpion” was none other than Flair himself, and Sting defeated him.
– Steve Austin fell victim to Sting on August 15, 1991, in the finals of a WCW U.S. title tournament.
– At Starrcade ’91, Sting and Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bobby Eaton and Brian Pillman.
– On February 29, 1992, Sting defeated Lex Luger for the WCW title at SuperBrawl ’92; he dropped the title to Big Van Vader in July.
– At Halloween Havoc ’92, Sting beat Jake “The Snake” Roberts in a “Coal Miners Glove” match.
– On March 11, 1993, Sting recaptured the WCW title from Vader in London, England, only to give it back six days later.
– At Slamboree ’93, Sting downed The Prisoner (Kevin Kelly).
– Sting captured the WCW title on March 17, 1994, this time defeating Ric Rude; Rude recaptured the title, only to be stripped of the gold.
– Sting defeated Vader on May 22, 1994, to fill win the vacated WCW title; the Stinger lost the championship to Flair and the title was unified with the WCW title.
– On January 4, 1995, Sting defeated Tony Palmore via submission at the Egg Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
– At Starrcade ’95, Sting conquered Kensuki Sasauki and lost a triangle match with Luger to Flair.
– On July 7, 1996, Sting loses with partners Randy Savage and Lex Luger to Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan at Bash at the Beach in Daytona Beach, FL. The nWo is formed.
– Sting, after being accused of attacking Luger, stormed out of the War Games match at “Fall Brawl,” leaving his team, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, and Ric Flair, to lose to the “Fake Sting”, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall; the next night on Nitro declares himself a “free agent.”
– On March 17, 1997, at “Uncensored,” Sting cleans house. He officially sides with WCW by attacking the nWo with a baseball bat.
– Sting won the WCW title at Starrcade ’97. After Hogan pinned Sting, Bret Hart came down and claimed that Nick Patrick’s three count was too fast. Hart restarted the match and Sting defeated Hogan with the Scorpion Death Lock.
– The title was later declared vacate, yet Sting defeated Hollywood Hogan at “Superbrawl” for the WCW title.
– Goldberg and Sting fought to a no-contest at the 1999 Slamboree when Bret Hart interfered.
– Sting defeated Hulk Hogan for the WCW title at Fall Brawl ’99.
– Sting beat Luger via disqualification when Elizabeth turned against the Stinger at Starrcade ’99.
– At Uncensored 2000 in Miami, FL, Sting defeated Luger in a LumberJack Cast match.
– Sting beat Booker at Spring Stampede 2000.
– At Slamboree in Kansas City, MO, Sting defeated Vampiro.
– Sting defeated The Demon at New Blood Rising in Vancouver.
– At Fall Brawl 2000, Sting defeated The Great Muta and Vampiro in a three way dance.
– At the German only PPV “Millennium Final,” Sting retained the European Cup by defeating Kevin Nash.
– Following an injury, Sting returned for the final “Nitro” on TNT in Panama City, FL and defeated Ric Flair.
– In an interview printed in Ted DiBiase’s Get a Grip newsletter in February 2002, Sting ‘officially’ announced his retirement from professional wrestling.
– On November 28, 2002, Sting and Luger defeated Malice and Buff Bagwell on a Wrestling Wrestling All-Stars show in Dublin, Ireland.
– On December 13, 2002, Sting defeated Luger and Malice in Zurich, Switzerland to capture the WWA title.
– Sting successfully defended the WWA title on May 23, 2003 against the Disco Inferno in Melbourne, Australia.
– At NWA TNA’s First Anniversary show on June 18, 2003, Sting and Jeff Jarrett defeated A.J. Styles and Sean Waltman.
– On July 21, 2004 in Honolulo, Hawaii, Sting and the Great Muta defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Satoshi Kojima.
– On January 22, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea, Sting defeated Billy Gunn.
– In December 2005, Sting agreed to terms with TNA on a one-year contract.
– Sting and Christian Cage defeated Monty Brown and Jeff Jarrett in the main event of the 2006 Final Resolution.
– At Lockdown ’06, Team Sting (Sting, Rhino, AJ Styles and Ron Killings) defeated Team Jarrett (Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner and America’s Most Wanted) in a “lethal lottery” match.
– At Sacrifice ’06, Sting and Samoa Joe defeated Jarrett and Steiner.
– Sting defeated Christian Cage, Scott Steiner, and Samoa Joe to become the #1 contender to the NWA heavyweight title at the 2006 Victory Road PPV.
– At Bound for Glory ’06 in Plymouth, MI, Sting defeated Jeff Jarrett for the NWA World Heavyweight title.
– Sting defeated Abyss in a “prison yard” match at Against All Odds ’07.
– At Destination X ’07, Sting defeated Abyss in a “last rites” match.
– At Lockdown ’07, Sting pinned Abyss in a “lethal lockdown” cage match to follow Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Sting, Samoa Joe, Rhino and Jeff Jarrett) to defeat Team Cage (Christian Cage, AJ Styles, Scott Steiner, Abyss and Tomko). As a result, Sting earned a NWA World Heavyweigh title shot.
– Sting defeated Christopher Daniels at Slammiversary ’07.
– At Hard Justice ’07, Sting, Andrew Martin and Abyss defeated Christian Cage, AJ Styles, and Tomko in a “Doomsday chamber of blood” match. As a result, Abyss earned a TNA title shot.
– On October 1, 2007, Sting was voted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame.
– At Bound for Glory ’07 in Duluth, GA, Sting defeated Kurt Angle to capture the TNA World Heavyweight title.
– At Lockdown ’08, Team Cage (Christian, Kevin Nash, Sting, Rhino and Matt Morgan) defeated Team Tomko (Tomko, Team 3D, AJ Styles and James Storm) in a “Lethal Lockdown” match.
– Sting defeated Samoa Joe at Bound for Glory IV in Chicago, IL, to win the TNA World Heavyweight title.
– At Turning Point ’08, Sting defeated AJ Styles to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title.
– The Main Event Mafia (Sting, Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, and Booker T) defeated The TNA Frontline (AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Brother Ray and Brother Devon) at Final Resolution ’08.
– At Genesis ’09, Sting defeated Rhino to remain TNA champion.
– At Against All Odds ’09, Sting defeated Kurt Angle, Brother Ray, and Brother Devon to retain the TNA title.
– Sting defeated Kurt Angle at Destination X ’09 to retain the TNA title. Jeff Jarrett served as the special guest referee, and Mick Foley served as the special guest enforcer.
– At Slammiversary ’09, Sting defeated Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, and Mick Foley. As a result, Sting became the godfather of the Main Event Mafia.
– Sting defeated Matt Morgan at Slammiversary ’09.
– Sting returned to TNA on February 24, 2011, and defeated Jeff Hardy in Fayetteville, NC to regain the TNA championship.
– At Sacrifice ’11, Sting defeated Rob Van Dam.

– Sting regained the TNA title at the July 11, 2011 Impact tapings in Orlando by defeating Mr. Anderson.
– Sting defeated Hulk Hogan at Bound for Glory ’11. As a result, Dixie Carter retained control of TNA.
– On October 13, 2012, Sting became for the first wrestler to be inducted to the TNA Hall of Fame.
– At Genesis ’13, Sting defeated DOC.
– At Lockdown ’13, Team TNA (Sting, James Storm, Samoa Joe, Magnus & Eric Young) defeated Aces & Eights (Mr Anderson, Devon, DOC, Knox & Garett Bischoff) in a Lethal Lockdown Match.
– At Slammiversary XI, Bully Ray defeated Sting in a No Holds Barred Match. As per the pre-match stipulation, Sting would never receive a TNA World Title match again.
– At Genesis ’14, Sting lost a Title vs Career Match to Magnus and was released from his TNA contract.
– At Survivor Series ’14, after months of teasing, Sting made his WWE debut, attacking Triple H and costing Team Authority their match against Team Cena.
– On January 19, 2015, Sting appeared on Raw, distracting The Authority and allowing John Cena to to pin Seth Rollins.
– Sting suffered a neck injury in a match against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions 2015
– On April 2, 2016, Sting was inducted into the WWE hall of fame in Dallas, TX. He implied during his acceptance speech that his in-ring career may be over
– Sting returned to television on the February 25, 2019 episode of Raw, appearing in a Ric Flair birthday celebration
– In May 2020, Sting’s WWE contract expired
– Sting debuted for AEW on December 2, 2020, aligning himself with Darby Allin. Soon thereafter, it was announced that Sting had signed a full-time deal with AEW
– At Revolution 2021, Sting & Allin defeated Team Taz (Brian Cage & Ricky Starks) in a Street Fight
– At the Dynamite Grand Slam special, Sting & Allin defeated FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)
– At Holiday Bash 2021, Sting, Allin & CM Punk defeated The Pinnacle (MJF, Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)
– At Revolution 2022, Sting, Allin & Sammy Guevara defeated AHFO (Andrade El Idolo, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy) in a Tornado Tag Match
– At Forbidden Door, Sting, Darby Allin & Shingo Takagi defeated BULLET CLUB (Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson & El Phantasmo)
– At All Out 2022, Sting, Darby Allin & Miro defeated The House Of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews)
– At Grand Slam 2022, Allin & Sting defeated The House Of Black (Brody King & Buddy Matthews) in a No-DQ Match
– At Full Gear 2022, Allin & Sting defeated Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal in a No-DQ Match
– Sting teamed with Great Muta and Darby Allin at Muta’s ‘Final Bye-Bye’ event, with the three defeating Naomichi Marufuji, AKIRA & Hakushi
– At Forbidden Door 2023, Sting, Allin & Tetsuya Naito defeated Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara & Minoru Suzuki
– At Fyter Fest 2023, Sting, Allin, CM Punk & Hook defeated Brian Cage, Swerve Strickland, Jay White & Luchasaurus
– At All In 2023, Sting & Darby Allin defeated Swerve Strickland & Christian Cage in a Coffin Match
– On the 2023 Rampage Grand Slam special, Sting & Darby Allin defeated Christian Cage & Luchasaurus
– On the October 18 Dynamite, Sting announced that he would retire from active wrestling following the 2024 Revolution event
– At Full Gear 2023, Sting, Darby Allin & Adam Copeland defeated The Patriarchy (Christian Cage, Nick Wayne & Luchasaurus)
– At Worlds End 2023, Sting, Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin & Chris Jericho defeated Ricky Starks, Big Bill, Powerhouse Hobbs & Konosuke Takeshita
– On the 2024 Dynamite Homecoming special, Sting & Allin defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Powerhouse Hobbs
– On the February 7, 2024 Dynamite, Sting & Allin defeated Ricky Starks & Big Bill in a Tornado Match to win the AEW Tag Team Titles
– At Revolution 2024, Sting & Allin defeated The Young Bucks (Matthew & Nicholas Jackson) in a Tornado Match to retain the AEW Tag Team Titles in what was Sting’s retirement match. As a result, the titles were immediately vacated following the match

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