Sting's Decision Against Joining WWE And Why I Think It's Baseless

In an interview with the Daily Star, TNA World Champion Sting admitted that he was approached by the WWE to fight The Undertaker at WrestleMania 27 and not only that but was offered a spot in the 2011 Hall of Fame. This is the second time that Sting has turned down WWE on the record.

"It's a dream match that fans would want to see. It was close. I'm glad things turned out the way they did,"  Sting said.

"There are so many variables. Let's just say that I turned it down for the same reasons I always have. Something in me never trusted what would happen up there, based entirely on the track record with other WCW guys and everything that went on after Vince bought WCW."

This shows that Sting was indeed approached by Vince and turned it down due to the treatment of previous World Championship Wrestling stars like Scott Hall, Diamond Dallas Page, Scott Steiner, Billy Kidman, Buff Bagwell and, for many years, Booker T. 

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Really, Sting? So it's better to be in a company that is on a downward spiral then to wrestle Taker and be inducted into the HoF?

It's a myth that WCW guys were treated badly because just about every former WCW guy won a championship in WWE, people should look up the facts before believing everything this guy says. To prove my point here's the proof:

Lance Storm - 1x IC Champ, 4x Tag Champ, member of the Un-Americans stable
DDP - 1x Euro Champ, 1x Tag Champ, feuded with Taker
Raven - 26x Hardcore Champ
Torrie Wilson and Stacey Keibler - became the two most loved divas in WWE history
Booker T - 1x WHC, 1x IC Champ, 3x US Champ, 2006 KotR, 3x Tag Champ, 2x Hardcore Champ, 16th Triple Crown Champion
Goldberg - 1x WHC
Chris Jericho - first ever Undisputed Champion
Eddie Guerrero - WHC, IC champ, Tag Team champ
Big Show - WHC, Tag Team Champ, Hardcore Champ

And then you look at guys like Jericho, Benoit, Eddie, Rey they all managed to win IC and WWE/WHC titles, so to me his argument doesn't really stand up.

I mean what did he expect that they would sign with WWE and Vince will suddenly put the guys he's built up (i.e. Rock, SCSA, Kane, HHH) on the back burner and let the WCW guys run riot like they did in their former company.

Goldberg won a championship a few months after signing. He fought at Wrestlemania XX against Brock Lesnar, the WWE's home grown "Next Big Thing" and a 3 time champ... and he won. At that time the WHC was being dominated by HHH and it was as legit as titles come. what more do you want, for them to restart the winning streak for another 172 matches?

Booker T was one of the most popular superstars of that era both in WCW AND WW and he recieved the accolades he deserved. He even got a title match at wrestlemania, though some may wish to forget that. He will be in the WWE HoF before its all said and done.

You cannot poo-poo a feud with Taker, the guy is an absolute icon in the industry. DDP's stalker storyline is infamous and one of the most memorable of that time. Add in the fact that DDP was around 40 at the time and always more of an entertainer than a wrestler.

Who else do you want to throw in? Scott Hall? Alcoholic, he wrote his own ticket out. Hogan? He was given a match with The Rock at Mania, the biggest match of his career. Scott Steiner? A loudmothed, juice-head idiot, and he still got a title shot vs HHH and a pretty well hyped debut. Flair? Utilized appropriately ASAP. Torrie & Stacy are up the with Trish. Rey? Two-times champ and a top face in the WWE. What more do you want?
 
The WCW stars weren't screwed over, but it's just an easy excuse for people like Sting.


If he cared about how WCW stars were treated why did his people contact WWE when he became available?

Didn't care then, did he?

It's easier to pretend he's taking a moral stand, than admitting he's 52, and wouldn't be a top draw if he ever went to WWE. What did he expect? They were going to put him over Stone Cold, and the Rock?

Stone Cold, the most popular Superstar in (post-Hogan) history, and Sting expected to go over him? It was never going to happen, so he took his ball and went home.
 
With that being said, I understand Sting about how he feels, but he should understand that WCW was a long time ago and Vince has moved past that (hopefully) and is more interested in bringing in an all-time legend than screwing over WCW's legacy. 
 
Please Sting, do it for the fans that want to see a dream match