STING - FAQ
What has Sting been doing since the demise of WCW?
Sting sat out for the remainder of his Time Warner/WCW contract. Sting is a born again Christian, a very religious man. He's done a few shows with the WWA, tagged with Lex Luger. But other than that, he's enjoying spending time with his family and has said that he doesn't want to be full-time on the road again. He's done some stuff off and on with NWA TNA recently, and the door seems to still be open for a possible short run with the WWE at some point. Never say never.
I wanted to know who came up with the sharpshooter first? Sting or Bret Hart.
Neither men invented the move, they just made it famous, maybe Bret made it more famous than Sting, it's debatable. Some people would say that Sting did use it before Bret Hart and some say the opposite. Bret Hart said that he did use the move before Sting.
Who was The Black Scorpion who had a feud with Sting?
The Black Scorpion was played by Al Perez. Although there was a time where Sting beat The Black Scorpion in a match, then another one came dressed as him. The other Black Scorpion was eventually revealed as Ric Flair.
How many times is Sting World Heavyweight Champion? What were his reigns?
Sting has had 7 World title reigns, but WCW says nine. I found this page that explains in details his title reigns and what happened along with other questions that are answered about Sting. Go to http://members.chello.at/dietmar.kienboeck/title.htm.
When was Sting in the 4 Horsemen?
January 2, 1990, the Four Horsmen reunited (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson and Sting). Sting only lasted a month with the 4 Horsemen. Here is what happened with the storyline break-up. Ric Flair was World champion back then, and everything was going good until Sting became the #1 contender for Flair's title. Other members of the Horsemen were trying to talk him out of it. On February 6, 1990, a 6-man tag match was set, where Ole Anderson gave his spot to Sting, so he can give him his moment to shine. Right before the match, the Horsemen turned on Sting.
This has been bothering me for a while. When and how did Sting turn into his now well-known black and white face paint look from his old colorful look. My friend told me he thinks that it was like the Undertaker where he was gone for about a year and came back as a new character. Is that true or was there a storyline that caused the transformation.
Here is how the storyline went... There was the "fake" Sting who joined the nWo. Luger and others approached the "real" Sting, accused him of joining the nWo, but Sting told them that it wasn't him. There was the WarGames match setup for Fall Brawl of 1996. Before the match if my memory serves correctly, Luger basically told Sting that he doesn't know if he should trust him in the match that night. Sting once again told Luger that it's not him, it was someone else. In the WarGames match... the real Sting was there, and so was the fake Sting, which was proof that Sting wasn't in the nWo. Sting didn't forgive Luger and others and "lost his faith" in WCW and its fans. After Fall Brawl, the nWo offered a spot for Sting in the nWO, and Sting said that they couldn't afford him. Sting would be shown almost every week on Nitro hiding up in the rafters. After a while Sting came back and feuded with the nWo.
Who played the fake Sting?
His real name is Jeff Farmer. He debuted in the IWF in Florida. In 1993, he came to WCW for a very short stay. He came back to WCW in 1996 and played "The Cobra" character, where he feuded with Sgt. Craig "Pittbull" Pittman. Later in 1996, he played the fake Sting character.