Profile:
  • Name: Sting
  • Real Name: Steve Borden
  • Date of Birth: March 20, 1959
  • Hometown: Venice Beach, California, United States of America
  • Height: 6'2
  • Weight: 250 pounds
  • TNA Debut: January 15, 2006
  • Nicknames: "The Stinger", "The Icon", "Insane Icon"
  • Finishers: Scorpion Death Drop, Scorpion Death Lock
  • Career Highlights: 4-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, 1-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, 1-time TNA World Tag Team Champion (with Kurt Angle), 2012 TNA Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Wins: Comeback of the Year Award (2006), Comeback of the Year Award (2011)
Biography:
Sting has proven himself to be one of the top stars in TNA. He has competed against the best in TNA history and has gained the same success and reputation which he had earned in WCW. Sting has become 5-time world heavyweight champion in TNA and has built a reputation of his own in the company. He has received the same fanbase and still continues to impress the audiences with his darker gimmick.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2003 - 2004)
After competing in the Australian promotion World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA), Sting returned to United States to appear in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). He made his first appearance in TNA as a babyface at June 18, 2003 pay-per-view in a tag team match with Jeff Jarrett against AJ Styles and Syxx-Pac. Jarrett and Sting won. Sting gave sit-down interviews with TNA play-by-play announcer Mike Tenay over the next few weeks.

Sting returned to TNA at November 5 pay-per-view. He received his world heavyweight championship opportunity. He competed against Jeff Jarrett for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Jarrett retained the championship through intentional disqualification. At November 12 pay-per-view, Sting and AJ Styles defeated Jeff Jarrett and Lex Luger. At December 17 pay-per-view, Sting wrestled his last TNA match, in which he defeated Jeff Jarrett. Sting returned to TNA at March 31, 2004 pay-per-view in which he served as the special guest enforcer for a 4-Way match between AJ Styles, Abyss, Raven and Ron Killings. It was Sting's last appearance in TNA.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2006 - present)
In late 2005, Sting signed a contract with TNA. At Turning Point, Sting's scorpion appeared on the screen and the arena lights went out after Jeff Jarrett's match against Rhino. As the lights were on again, Sting's trench coat, boots and baseball bat were placed on a chair in the ring. He scared Jarrett with his actions. On December 31 edition of Impact!, Sting was announced as TNA's newest member.

In 2006, Sting officially debuted in TNA at Final Resolution, marking his return to the company in two years. He competed in his first TNA match in two years, teaming with Christian Cage against Jeff Jarrett and Monty Brown. Sting and Cage won the match. On January 28 edition of Impact!, Sting announced his retirement from the industry but Jeff Jarrett hired Alex Shelley to spy on Sting and record his activities. However, Sting caught Shelley and returned to confront Jarrett at Destination X, but was attacked by Scott Steiner. As a result, Sting began feuding with Jarrett.

At Lockdown, Sting was the captain of Sting's Warriors, consisting of AJ Styles, Rhino and Ron Killings, against Jeff Jarrett's Jarrett's Army, consisting of Scott Steiner and America's Most Wanted in a Lethal Lockdown match. Sting's Warriors won the match. At Sacrifice, Samoa Joe and Sting defeated Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner in a tag team match. On June 8 edition of Impact!, Sting defeated Steiner by disqualification in a King of the Mountain qualification match when Jeff Jarrett attacked Sting.

At Slammiversary, Sting competed against Christian Cage, Jeff Jarrett, Ron Killings and Abyss in a King of the Mountain match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Jarrett won after Earl Hebner shoved the ladder on which Cage and Sting were fighting to retrieve the championship. At Victory Road, Sting defeated Christian Cage, Samoa Joe and Scott Steiner in a Road to Victory match to become the #1 contender for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. At Hard Justice, Sting unsuccessfully challenged Jeff Jarrett for the championship after Cage turned on Sting by attacking him with a guitar.

Sting started training for his next championship match because his career was on the line in the match and was out of action for two months. At Bound for Glory, Sting returned to TNA television and defeated Jeff Jarrett in a Title vs. Career match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship with Kurt Angle as the special enforcer. As a result, Sting ended his rivalry with Jarrett and won his first championship in TNA, thus regaining his glory as a world heavyweight champion after seven years.

At Genesis, Sting lost the NWA World Heavyweight Championship to Abyss by disqualification. Sting's reign ended at 28 days. The match stipulated that the championship could change hands on a disqualification. At Turning Point, Sting competed against Abyss and Christian Cage in a 3-Way Dance for the championship. Abyss retained the championship. Entering 2007, Sting defeated Abyss and Christian Cage in a Nighstick on a Pole match on January 4 edition of Impact!. At Final Resolution, Sting competed against Abyss and Christian Cage in a Three Way Elimination match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Cage won the championship.

Sting began a rivalry with Abyss, revealing a secret regarding Abyss that he was in prison for three years for stabbing his father in the back. At Against All Odds, Sting defeated Abyss in a Prison Yard match. On February 15 edition of Impact!, Sting participated in a Gauntlet for the Gold as the #1 entrant, with the winner becoming the #1 contender for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Sting was eliminated by Robert Roode. Samoa Joe won the Gauntlet for the Gold. At Destination X, Sting defeated Abyss in a Last Rites match to end the rivalry.

At Lockdown, Sting was on Kurt Angle's Team Angle, consisting of Jeff Jarrett, Rhino and Samoa Joe against Christian Cage's Team Cage, consisting of AJ Styles, Abyss, Scott Steiner and Tomko in a Lethal Lockdown match. Team Angle won. At Sacrifice, Sting competed against Christian Cage and Kurt Angle in a Three Way match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Angle controversially won the championship. As a result, it was vacated and replaced with the new TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

On May 24 edition of Impact!, Sting lost to Samoa Joe in a King of the Mountain qualifying match after Christopher Daniels attacked Sting with a bat. As a result, Sting began a rivalry with Daniels, which culminated in a match between the two at Slammiversary, which Sting won. At Victory Road, Sting and Abyss defeated AJ Styles and Tomko. Sting and Abyss formed an alliance with Andrew Martin and began feuding with Christian's Coalition, which culminated in a Doomsday Chamber of Blood match between the two teams at Hard Justice, which Sting, Abyss and Martin won.

On August 30 (taped August 27) edition of Impact!, Sting defeated Christian Cage, AJ Styles and Samoa Joe in a Four Way match to win the one half of TNA World Tag Team Championship and become the championship partner of Kurt Angle. At No Surrender, Angle and Sting lost the championship to Team Pacman when Angle turned on Sting by delivering an Angle Slam after Karen Angle faked an injury and claimed that Sting slapped her. Angle and Sting's reign ended at 15 days. As a result, Sting began feuding with Angle.

At Bound for Glory, Sting defeated Kurt Angle to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. On October 25 (taped October 16) edition of Impact!, Sting lost the championship back to Angle. Sting's reign ended at 2 days. At Genesis, Sting and the debuting Booker T lost to Kurt Angle and Kevin Nash in a tag team match for Angle's TNA World Heavyweight Championship. After failing to recapture the championship, Sting disappeared from TNA television.

On March 27, 2008 edition of Impact!, Sting returned to TNA to rescue Christian Cage, Rhino and Kevin Nash from AJ Styles, Tomko and Team 3D. At Lockdown, Sting, as a part of Christian Cage's Team Cage, consisting of Rhino, Kevin Nash and Matt Morgan, competed against Tomko's Team Tomko, consisting of AJ Styles, James Storm and Team 3D in a Lethal Lockdown match. Team Cage won. At Sacrifice, Sting was randomly paired with James Storm in a Deuces Wild Tournament for the vacated TNA World Tag Team Championship. Sting and James Storm lost to Team 3D in the quarter-final round when Sting turned on Storm.

At Victory Road, Sting tried to stop Samoa Joe from brutally assaulting Booker T, on which Joe flipped Sting causing Sting to attack Joe with a baseball bat. As a result, Sting turned heel. At Hard Justice, Sting applied Scorpion Death Hold on AJ Styles when Styles continued to attack Kurt Angle after their match. Sting finally explained his actions that the younger generation was disrespecting the veterans of the professional wrestling industry and he needed to teach the young wrestlers a lesson.

At Bound for Glory IV, Sting defeated Samoa Joe to win his second TNA World Heavyweight Championship after Kevin Nash attacked Joe with a bat. On October 23 edition of Impact!, Kurt Angle formed a new faction Main Event Mafia, consisting of veteran wrestlers Booker T, Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner. Sting also became a member of the group and the group's purpose was to battle TNA's younger wrestlers and teach them a lesson. The group began feuding with TNA Frontline composing of TNA's younger wrestlers.

At Turning Point, Sting successfully defended the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against AJ Styles after Booker T and Kevin Nash distracted Styles. At Final Resolution in December, Sting, Booker T, Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner represented Main Event Mafia against AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Team 3D of TNA Frontline in an eight-man tag team match with Sting's TNA World Heavyweight Championship on the line. MEM won the match. As a result, Sting retained the championship.

Entering 2009, Sting successfully defended the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Rhino at Genesis. At Against All Odds, Sting successfully defended the championship against Kurt Angle, Brother Ray and Brother Devon in a 4-Way match. At Destination X, Sting defeated Angle to retain the championship with Jeff Jarrett as the special guest referee and Mick Foley as the special outside enforcer. At Lockdown, Sting lost the championship to Mick Foley in a Six Sides of Steel Cage match. Sting's reign ended at 189 days.

Sting started developing hatred with Kurt Angle. At Sacrifice, Sting competed against Mick Foley, Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett in a Four Way Ultimate Sacrifice match with Foley defending the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, Sting defending his career, Angle defending his leadership of Main Event Mafia and Jarrett defending his shares in TNA. Sting pinned Angle to become the new Godfather of MEM. Sting started earning positive fan reaction and turned babyface.

On June 11 edition of Impact!, Sting lost to Kurt Angle in a King of the Mountain qualifying match after Matt Morgan distracted Sting. As a result, Sting began a rivalry with Morgan, which culminated in a match between the two at Slammiversary, which Sting won. On June 25 edition of Impact!, Sting was attacked by the members of MEM because they disapproved of his leadership. He was kicked out of the group and Kurt Angle regained the status as the Godfather of MEM.

Sting began a rivalry with Samoa Joe, which culminated in a match between the two at Victory Road, which Joe won when Joe's secret adviser Taz debuted in TNA and distracted Sting. At Hard Justice, Sting competed against Kurt Angle and Matt Morgan in a 3-Way match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Angle retained the championship.

On September 3 edition of Impact!, Sting participated in a No Surrender Title Shot Tournament to determine the #1 contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. He defeated Rhino in the first round and Hernandez by disqualification in the second round after Eric Young attacked Sting with a weapon. As a result, Sting won the tournament with AJ Styles. At No Surrender, Sting competed against Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Matt Morgan and Homicide in a Five-Way match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Sting helped Styles in winning the championship. At Bound for Glory, Sting unsuccessfully challenged Styles for the championship. After the match, Sting disappeared from TNA television for three months.

On January 4, 2010 edition of Impact!, Sting returned to TNA and disappeared again. Sting made his full return to TNA television on March 8 edition of Impact! and turned heel by attacking Hulk Hogan and Abyss and forming an alliance with Ric Flair. At Lockdown, Sting was the captain of Team Flair, consisting of Desmond Wolfe and Beer Money, Inc., against Abyss' Team Hogan, consisting of Jeff Jarrett, Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy in a Lethal Lockdown match. Team Hogan won.

At Sacrifice, Sting brutally attacked Jeff Jarrett before their match and easily defeated Jarrett. Following the event, Sting was ranked the #1 contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship by the TNA Championship Committee. At Slammiversary VIII, Sting unsuccessfully challenged Rob Van Dam for the championship after Jeff Jarrett attacked Sting with his baseball bat. Sting was suspended by Dixie Carter on July 1 edition of Impact! because he was considered to be a cancer that was destroying TNA.

On August 5 edition of Impact!, Sting returned to TNA television and formed an alliance with Kevin Nash to feud with Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett and Eric Bischoff because they considered Hogan, Jarrett and Bischoff to be conspiring against TNA. Sting and Nash began a rivalry with Jarrett and Samoa Joe. At No Surrender, Sting and Kevin Nash lost to Jeff Jarrett and Samoa Joe in a tag team match. On October 7 edition of Impact!, Sting participated in a $100,000 Invitational Gauntlet Battle Royal as the #14 entrant. He was eliminated by Abyss. Kurt Angle won the Battle Royal.

At Bound for Glory, Sting, Kevin Nash and D'Angelo Dinero defeated Jeff Jarrett and Samoa Joe in a Handicap match after Jarrett betrayed Joe. Later that night, it was revealed that Sting and Nash were right about Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff as they formed the heel group Immortal with Jeff Hardy, Jeff Jarrett and Abyss. Sting and Nash walked out on TNA because Dixie Carter did not believe on them and Sting was never a bad guy in the first place.

Entering 2011, On March 3 (taped February 24) edition of Impact!, Sting made a surprise returned to TNA television and turned babyface. He was revealed to be a surprise opponent of Jeff Hardy and defeated Hardy to win his third TNA World Heavyweight Championship. At Victory Road, Sting successfully defended the championship against Hardy in a No Disqualification match. At Lockdown, Sting successfully defended the championship against Rob Van Dam and Mr. Anderson in a Three Way Steel Cage match. At Sacrifice, Sting defeated RVD to retain the championship.

At Slammiversary IX, Sting lost the TNA World Heavyweight Championship to Mr. Anderson after Eric Bischoff distracted Sting. Sting's reign ended at 108 days. On July 14 (taped July 11) edition of Impact Wrestling, Sting defeated Anderson in a rematch to win his fourth TNA World Heavyweight Championship after Kurt Angle and Fortune prevented Immortal from interfering in the match. Sting began showing maniacal characteristics and was referred to as "Insane Icon". He continued to embarrass and humiliate Immortal members.

At Hardcore Justice, Sting lost the TNA World Heavyweight Championship to Kurt Angle after assistance by Hulk Hogan. Sting's reign ended at 27 days. On September 1 edition of Impact Wrestling, Sting unsuccessfully challenged Angle for the championship after interference by Immortal. At No Surrender, Sting competed against Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson in a Three Way match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Angle retained the championship after Hulk Hogan sprayed Sting's eyes.

At Bound for Glory, Sting defeated Hulk Hogan to give the control of TNA to Dixie Carter. The match stipulated that if Sting lost, he must leave TNA and Immortal would gain control over TNA. On October 20 edition of Impact Wrestling, Dixie Carter appointed Sting as the General Manager of TNA. Entering 2012, Sting served as the special guest enforcer for a Four-Way match between Bobby Roode, James Storm and Bully Ray for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Sting began a rivalry with Roode, which culminated in a No Holds Barred match between the two at Victory Road, which Roode won. On March 22 edition of Impact Wrestling, Sting resigned from the General Manager position and appointed Hulk Hogan with the position.

Sting returned to TNA television on May 24 edition of Impact Wrestling. At Slammiversary, Sting unsuccessfully challenged Bobby Roode for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. On June 14 edition of Impact Wrestling, Sting was attacked by some masked men and was put out of action for one month. Sting returned to TNA on July 12 edition of Impact Wrestling but he and Hulk Hogan were attacked by the same masked men known as Aces and Eights. Two weeks later, on July 26 edition of Impact Wrestling, Sting became the General Manager of TNA.

At Bound for Glory, Sting became the first wrestler to be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame. Later that night, Sting and Bully Ray lost to two masked members of Aces and Eights after a third member sent Ray through a table. The third member was unmasked and revealed to be Devon. Sting began a rivalry with Aces and Eights. Sting was injured by Aces and Eights member DOC and was out of action for two months. Entering 2013, Sting returned to TNA television on January 3 edition of Impact Wrestling and attacked Aces and Eights members upon his return. He unmasked one member and revealed him to be Mike Knox.

Sting avenged his injury from Aces and Eights member DOC and began a rivalry with DOC, which culminated in a match between the two at Genesis, which Sting won. At Lockdown, Sting was on Team TNA, consisting of Samoa Joe, James Storm, Eric Young and Magnus competed against Aces and Eights, consisting of Devon, Mr. Anderson, Garett Bischoff, DOC and Knox in a Lethal Lockdown match. Team TNA won. Sting began a rivalry with Bully Ray, which culminated in a No Holds Barred match between the two for Ray's TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Slammiversary XI. Ray retained the championship after Aces and Eights interfered in the match. The match stipulated that Sting would never get another opportunity for the championship.


Sting's failure in capturing the TNA World Heavyweight Championship due to Bully Ray resulted in Sting forming New Main Event Mafia with Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Magnus and Rampage Jackson to feud with Aces and Eights. At the August 22 Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice, New Main Event Mafia were scheduled to compete against Aces and Eights but Kurt Angle was injured and was replaced by AJ Styles. AJ Styles and MEM defeated Aces and Eights in a Loser of the Fall Must Leave TNA match. Styles pinned Devon. As a result, Devon was forced to leave TNA, thus ending MEM's rivalry with Aces and Eights.

New Main Event Mafia began their next rivalry against Extraordinary Gentleman's Organization.
During this rivalry, Sting began feuding with his teammate Magnus, which culminated in a match between the two at Bound for Glory, which Magnus won. On October 31 edition of Impact Wrestling, Dixie Carter lifted Sting's ban on receiving a world heavyweight championship opportunity. Later that night, Sting participated in a Gauntlet match as the #1 entrant to determine the eighth participant in the TNA World Heavyweight Championship Tournament for the vacated TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Sting was eliminated by Magnus for the win.

The following night, at TNA Tournament of Champions, Sting participated in a tournament pitting former TNA World Heavyweight Champions to determine the greatest champion of all time.
He lost to eventual winner Bobby Roode in the quarter-final round. New Main Event Mafia disbanded after the group achieved its mission of beating Aces and Eights and all the members went their separate ways.

Sting's TNA Photo Gallery:
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NWA World Heavyweight Champion
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TNA World Heavyweight Champion
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Main Event Mafia
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Sting at Impact Wrestling.com
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New Main Event Mafia