To prove that Steve “Sting” Borden – possibly the last true legend of the professional wrestling industry to have not worked for WWE previously – is now on board with WWE in some capacity, that is, and here it comes.
I’ll bet that this vignette came as a huge surprise to people watching the WWE Network, and I’m not sure whether it was recorded before or after the untimely death of the Ultimate Warrior (and may he rest in peace ), but I see it as an indication of how Sting will be used (i.e., when we least expect it).
I’m also betting that Sting will have a degree of creative control, since his reason for holding out on WWE for such a long time was that he felt that Booker T and other former WCW wrestlers were being systematically buried, and he didn’t want to endure that same treatment. And as far as actual wrestling is concerned, I wouldn’t expect Sting to do very much, although if he was up to it, I could see an angle like this panning out:
1. At WWE Extreme Rules, The Shield – Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins – are scheduled to face the newly reformed Evolution – Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista – in a 6-man Tag Match;
2. To gain the advantage, the heels (Evolution) corner and attack one of the faces (either Ambrose, Reigns or Rollins) backstage, leaving him unable to wrestle later on; then
3. The two remaining members of The Shield enlist a mystery partner for the match, who turns out to be none other than Sting, and the faces get a nice, clean win.