WWE Gave Sting A LOT Of Creative Control During His Run

Sting was the face of WCW for a decade-and-a-half, before spending the next bulk of his wrestling career in TNA. After years and years of anticipation, he finally joined the WWE in 2014—making his debut at Survivor Series.

The Vigilante's tenure in the WWE was short-lived, however. He faced Triple H at WrestleMania 31 in San Francisco, losing the match. Sting would later face Seth Rollins at Night of Champions for the World title but suffered a legitimate neck injury, lost the match and eventually retired.

Many believed the decision to have Triple H defeat Sting at 'Mania was a way of Vince McMahon once again rubbing in the fact he won the Monday Night Wars. Perhaps that explained why he brought out the nWo and D-Generation X to interfere in the match.

But in reality, McMahon and the creative team treated Sting like gold when he joined the WWE— according to the Hall of Famer himself. Sting was at this past Saturday's Wales Comic Con, and answered fan questions about his career.


Sting was asked how much creative control he had, and if he was forced to do something he didn't want to do, or if there was something not done that he wanted to do. Here was his answer.

"I'm sure that there is plenty that I wanted to do like the Taker match for example. As for things that I didn't want to do - I just didn't do them. If I didn't wanna do something I would find an alternative, better thing to do."


This sounds like the kind of answer anyone would expect from him. Sting was always humble and willing to do what was best for business. In fact, Bret Hart himself said being able to work with Sting was one of his few enjoyable times in a rather forgettable tenure in WCW.

Despite spending less than a year with the company, Sting was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016. He's hinted at wanting to have another match—specifically with Undertaker. Though it's highly unlikely at this point, one must remember that the only thing for sure about Sting is that nothing is for sure.


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