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  • 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
  • WCW Debut: July 4, 1987
  • Nicknames: "The Stinger", "The Icon"
  • Finishers: Scorpion Death Drop, Scorpion Death Hold
  • Career Highlights: 6-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, 1-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, 2-time WCW International World Heavyweight Champion, 2-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, 1-time NWA World Television Champion, 3-time WCW World Tag Team Champion (1-time with Lex Luger, 1-time with The Giant & 1-time with Kevin Nash), 1988 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Winner (with Lex Luger), 1989 Iron Man Tournament Winner, 1991 Battlebowl Battle Royal Winner, King of Cable Tournament Winner, European Cup Winner, 3rd Triple Crown Champion, 2nd Grand Slam Champion, WCW's #1 Superstar In Top 50 Wrestlers List
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Wins: Most Improved Wrestler of the Year Award (1988), Wrestler of the Year Award (1990), Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year Award (1990), Match of the Year Award with Lex Luger vs. Steiner Brothers at SuperBrawl (1991), Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award (1991), Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award (1992), Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award (1994), Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award (1997)
Biography:
Sting is undoubtedly the biggest star in the history of WCW. He is the most popular professional wrestler who has never competed for WWE and was the biggest entertainer, the most beloved and the most seen wrestler in the WCW locker room and the WCW fans. He started his WCW career as a friendly surfer and quickly entered the main event picture by engaging in matches against Ric Flair, Four Horsemen and Lex Luger. He was one of WCW's top combatants during his rivalry with New World Order. His conversion from the friendly surfer to the dark warrior did bring a drastic change in him but his fanbase just gradually increased. Although WCW is well-known for New World Order, Sting has to be the "Franchise of WCW".

Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling (1987 - 2001)
Steve Borden was competing under the ring name Sting in Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) but the company during the mid-1980s. UWF wrestlers had started joining National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) territory Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), which forced the UWF Owner Bill Watts sold the company to JCP Owner Jim Crockett. Sting joined JCP and debuted in JCP as a babyface at The Great American Bash tour on July 4, 1987. Sting defeated Thunderfoot #1 in his first JCP match. His gimmick was of a surfer.

Sting made his pay-per-view debut at JCP's first pay-per-view event Starrcade in a six-man tag team match with Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin against Larry Zbyszko, Eddie Gilbert and Rick Steiner. The match ended in a fifteen-minute time limit draw. Entering 1988, Sting quickly rose to the main event status. At Clash of the Champions I, Sting received his first opportunity for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Ric Flair. Flair retained the championship via a forty-five minute time limit draw. Sting failed to win the championship but took the Nature Boy to the limit.

At Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tournament, Sting participated in the 3rd Annual Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tournament with Ronnie Garvin. However, Garvin was injured and replaced by Lex Luger as Sting's tag team partner. Luger and Sting defeated Ivan Koloff and Dick Murdoch in the second round, Midnight Express in the quarter-final round, Powers of Pain in the semi-final round and Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard in the final round to win the tournament. This earned Sting his first accomplishment in JCP.

Sting continued to impress the JCP audiences by his impressive in-ring action and feuded with Ric Flair's group Four Horsemen. Sting began feuding with Horsemen members Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard with different partners. At Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem, Dusty Rhodes and Sting competed against Horsemen members Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard for the NWA World Tag Team Championship. The match ended in a double disqualification when Ric Flair and Barry Windham interfered and the referee was knocked out. As a result, Anderson and Blanchard retained the championship.

At The Great American Bash, Nikita Koloff and Sting wrestled Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to a time limit draw for the NWA World Tag Team Championship. At Clash of the Champions III: Fall Brawl, Sting competed against Four Horsemen member Barry Windham for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship. Windham retained the championship through intentional disqualification.

Sting's rivalry against JCP's top group Four Horsemen rapidly increased his popularity. In November, JCP was replaced by a new promotion World Championship Wrestling (WCW). At Starrcade, Dusty Rhodes and Sting competed against Road Warriors for the NWA World Tag Team Championship. Road Warriors retained the championship through intentional disqualification when their manager Paul Ellering broke Sting's pinfall attempt.

Entering 1989, Dusty Rhodes, Michael Hayes and Sting were scheduled to compete against Genichiro Tenryu and Road Warriors for the NWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship at Clash of the Champions V: St. Valentine's Massacre. However, Kevin Sullivan locked a gate behind Rhodes, Hayes and Sting, and Varsity Club replaced them. However, security unlocked the gate during the match, causing Rhodes, Hayes and Sting to interfere in the match. The match ended in a double disqualification. At Chi-Town Rumble, Sting defeated Butch Reed.

At March 31 house show, Sting defeated Mike Rotunda to win the NWA World Television Championship, thus winning his first championship in WCW. Sting successfully defended the championship against Rip Morgan at Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun, Iron Sheik at WrestleWar and Bill Irwin at Clash of the Champions VII: Guts and Glory. At The Great American Bash, Sting controversially defeated The Great Muta to retain the championship but the referees argued over who was the real winner. Sting was officially declared the winner but Muta stole the championship belt. However, the championship was vacated due to controversy. Sting's reign ended at 114 days.

At Clash of the Champions VIII: Fall Brawl, Ric Flair and Sting were scheduled to compete against The Great Muta and Terry Funk. However, Funk was injured and Dick Slater replaced him. Flair and Sting won by disqualification when Muta attacked Sting with Asian Mist and Slater attacked Flair with his cast. Sting finally became Flair's ally and feuded with J-Tex Corporation.

Ric Flair and Sting began a rivalry with J-Tex Corporation members The Great Muta and Terry Funk, which culminated in a Thunderdome match between the two teams at Halloween Havoc, with Bruno Sammartino as the special guest referee. Flair and Sting won the match. At Clash of the Champions IX: New York Knockout, Sting rescued Brian Pillman from a post-match assault by Lex Luger. Later that night, Sting rescued Ric Flair from an attack by The Great Muta and Gary Hart but Luger attacked Sting.

At Starrcade, Sting participated in the Iron Man Tournament against Ric Flair, The Great Muta and Lex Luger. The wrestler with more points would be declared the winner and earn an opportunity for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. 20 points would be awarded to pinfall or submission, 15 to count-out, 10 to disqualification, 5 to time limit draw and 0 to loss. Sting lost to Luger in the first match but defeated Muta in the second match and Flair in the final match. Sting won the tournament by leading with 40 points and earned an opportunity for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. He became a member of Four Horsemen.

Entering 1990, Sting was scheduled to compete with Four Horsemen teammates Ric Flair and Arn Anderson against Gary Hart International members The Great Muta, Dragonmaster and Buzz Sawyer in a Steel Cage match at Clash of the Champions X: .Texas Shootout However, Sting was kicked out of Horsemen for refusing to challenge Flair for a championship match and was replaced by Ole Anderson. Later that night, Sting interfered in the match and suffered a knee injury while trying to enter the cage. At WrestleWar, Sting managed his replacement Lex Luger against Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

At Capital Combat, Sting appeared with Robocop to confront Four Horsemen. Horsemen locked Sting in a cage and tried to attack him but Robocop rescued Sting. Later that night, Sting and the debuting El Gigante rescued Lex Luger from an attack by Horsemen and attacked Ric Flair. At Clash of the Champions XI: Coastal Crush, Luger, Sting and Paul Orndorff rescued Junkyard Dog from an assault by Four Horsemen. Sting recovered from his injury and formed a group called Dudes with Attitude. The members were Junkyard Dog, Paul Orndorff, El Gigante and Steiner Brothers.

At The Great American Bash, Sting fulfilled his dream of reaching to the top of pro wrestling by defeating Ric Flair to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, thus establishing himself as WCW's top wrestler. Sting successfully defended the championship against Black Scorpion at Clash of the Champions XII: Mountain Madness, Sid Vicious at Halloween Havoc and Black Scorpion in a Steel Cage match with Dick Bruiser as the special guest referee at Starrcade. After the match, Scorpion was forced to unmask and was revealed to be Ric Flair.

On January 11, 1991, Sting lost the NWA World Heavyweight Championship back to Ric Flair. Sting's reign ended at 188 days. Sting joined forces with his friend Lex Luger and began a rivalry with Doom, which culminated in a match between the two teams at Clash of the Champions XIV: Dixie Dynamite, which Sting and Luger won. At WrestleWar, Sting, Brian Pillman and Steiner Brothers lost to Larry Zbyszko and Four Horsemen in a WarGames match after El Gigante interfered and lost on Pillman's behalf. At WCW/New Japan Supershow, Sting competed against longtime rival The Great Muta in a losing effort.

At SuperBrawl, Sting and Lex Luger unsuccessfully challenged Steiner Brothers for the WCW World Tag Team Championship after Nikita Koloff delivered a Russian Sickle to Sting that was intended for Luger but Sting shoved Luger and was hit with the move instead. As a result, Sting began a rivalry with Koloff. At Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville USA, Sting defeated Koloff. At The Great American Bash, Koloff defeated Sting in a Russian Chain match to end the rivalry.

At August 25 house show, Sting participated in a tournament for the vacated WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. He defeated Arn Anderson in the quarter-final round, Diamond Studd in the semi-final round and Steve Austin in the final round to win the tournament and the vacated championship. At Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl, Sting defeated Johnny B. Badd.

At Halloween Havoc, Sting, El Gigante and Steiner Brothers defeated Abdullah the Butcher, Cactus Jack, Diamond Studd and Big Van Vader in a Chamber of Horrors match. At Clash of the Champions XVII, Sting lost the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship to Rick Rude after a distraction by Paul E. Dangerously. Sting's reign ended at 86 days.

At Starrcade, Sting was randomly paired with Abdullah the Butcher to defeat Brian Pillman and Bobby Eaton to qualify for Battlebowl. Later that night, Sting participated in the Battlebowl Battle Royal. He last eliminated Lex Luger to win Battlebowl and become the #1 contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Entering 1992, Sting teamed with The Great Muta to defeat Steiner Brothers at WCW/New Japan Supershow II. At Clash of the Champions XVIII, Sting teamed with Ricky Steamboat to defeat Rick Rude and Steve Austin.

At SuperBrawl II, Sting defeated Lex Luger to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, thus reclaiming his way to glory. At WrestleWar, Sting captained Sting's Squadron, consisting of Ricky Steamboat, Nikita Koloff, Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes, against Dangerous Alliance, consisting of Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, Steve Austin, Larry Zbyszko and Bobby Eaton in a WarGames match. Sting's Squadron won the match.

Sting began a rivalry with Cactus Jack, which culminated in a Falls Count Anywhere match between the two at Beach Blast, which Sting won. At The Great American Bash, Sting lost the WCW World Heavyweight Championship to Big Van Vader. Sting's reign ended at 134 days. At Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary, Sting teamed with Nikita Koloff and Steiner Brothers against Big Van Vader, Rick Rude, Jake Roberts and Super Invader in an Elimination match. Rude and Roberts survived the match.

Sting began a rivalry with Jake Roberts, which culminated in a Coal Miner's Glove match between the two at Halloween Havoc, which Sting won. Sting participated in the King of Cable Tournament. He defeated Brian Pillman in the quarter-final round on November 7 edition of Saturday Night, and Rick Rude by judges' decision after the time limit expired in the semi-final round at Clash of the Champions.

At Starrcade, Sting was randomly paired with Steve Williams against Jushin Liger and Erik Watts. Sting and Williams defeated Liger and Watts to qualify for Battlebowl. Later that night, Sting defeated Big Van Vader to win the King of Cable Tournament. Sting participated in the Battlebowl Battle Royal. He was eliminated by Big Van Vader. The Great Muta won Battlebowl.

Entering 1993, Sting defeated Hiroshi Hase in WCW/New Japan Supershow III. At Clash of the Champions XXII, Sting teamed with Dustin Rhodes and Cactus Jack to defeat Big Van Vader, Barry Windham and Paul Orndorff in a Thundercage match. Sting began a rivalry with Vader, which culminated in a White Castle of Fear Strap match at SuperBrawl III, which Vader won. At March 11 house show, Sting defeated Vader to win his second WCW World Heavyweight Championship. At March 17 house show, Sting lost the championship back to Vader. Sting's reign ended at 6 days.

Sting began his next rivalry against The Prisoner, which culminated in a match between the two at Slamboree, which Sting won. At Beach Blast, Sting and Davey Boy Smith defeated Big Van Vader and Sid Vicious in a tag team match. At Clash of the Champions XXIV, Sting and Ric Flair defeated Colossal Kongs in a tag team match. Sting formed an alliance with Davey Boy Smith.

At Fall Brawl, Sting, Dustin Rhodes, Davey Boy Smith and The Shockmaster defeated Vader, Sid Vicious and Harlem Heat in a WarGames match. Sting began a rivalry with Vicious, which culminated in a match between the two at Halloween Havoc, which Sting won. At Clash of the Champions XXV, Sting and Davey Boy Smith unsuccessfully challenged Nasty Boys for the WCW World Tag Team Championship.

At Battlebowl, Sting was randomly paired with Jerry Sags against Ron Simmons and Keith Cole. Sags and Sting defeated Simmons and Cole to qualify for Battlebowl. Later that night, Sting participated in the Battlebowl Battle Royal. He was eliminated by Vader for the win. At Starrcade, Sting and Road Warrior Hawk competed against Nasty Boys for the WCW World Tag Team Championship. Nasty Boys retained the championship through intentional disqualification after Missy Hyatt broke Sting's pinfall attempt.

Entering 1994, Ric Flair and Sting defeated Rick Rude and Vader in an Elimination match at Clash of the Champions XXVI. Sting began feuding with Rude. At SuperBrawl IV, Sting teamed with Dustin Rhodes and Brian Pillman to defeat Rick Rude, Steve Austin and Paul Orndorff in a Thundercage match. In March 1994, Sting participated in the European Cup Tournament. He defeated Kane in the first round, Ron Simmons in the quarter-final round, Steve Austin in the semi-final round and Vader in the final round to win the tournament.

At Spring Stampede, Sting defeated Rick Rude to win the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship after Harley Race accidentally attacked Rude with a chair. At May 1 house show, Sting lost the championship back to Rude. This match ended Rude's career as he suffered a career-ending injury. Sting's reign ended at 14 days.

At Slamboree, Sting defeated Vader to win the vacated WCW International World Heavyweight Championship, thus making it his second championship reign. At Clash of the Champions XXVII, Sting defended his championship against Ric Flair, with Flair's WCW World Heavyweight Championship also on the line in a Title Unification match. Flair defeated Sting to unify both championships. As a result, the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship was abandoned and unified into the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Sting's reign ended at 32 days.

At Fall Brawl, Sting competed against Vader and Guardian Angel in a Triangle Elimination match to determine the #1 contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Vader won after a masked man attacked Sting. At Clash of the Champions XXIX, Hulk Hogan, Sting and Dave Sullivan defeated Kevin Sullivan, The Butcher and Avalanche in a six-man tag team match. Sting began a rivalry with Avalanche. At Starrcade, Sting defeated Avalanche by disqualification. Entering 1995, Sting defeated Avalanche, with Guardian Angel as the special guest referee, at Clash of the Champions XXX.

Sting formed an alliance with Randy Savage to feud with Avalanche and Big Bubba Rogers. At SuperBrawl V, Sting and Savage defeated Avalanche and Rogers. Sting began a rivalry with Rogers. At Uncensored, Rogers defeated Sting. On April 22 edition of Saturday Night, Sting participated in a tournament for the vacated WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. He defeated Arn Anderson in the first round. At May 10 house show, Sting defeated Paul Orndorff in the quarter-final round. At Slamboree, Sting defeated Big Bubba Rogers in a Lights Out match to end the rivalry.

At The Great American Bash, Sting defeated Meng in the final round of the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship tournament to win the vacated championship, thus winning it for the second time. It was originally supposed to be the semi-final round match but the other semi-final round match between Randy Savage and Ric Flair ended in a no contest, making it the final round. At Bash at the Beach, Sting successfully defended the championship against Meng.

At Clash of the Champions XXXI, Sting and Road Warrior Hawk defeated Meng and Kurasawa in a tag team match. At Fall Brawl, Sting, as a part of Hulk Hogan's The Hulkamaniacs, consisting of Lex Luger and Randy Savage, competed against Dungeon of Doom, consisting of Kamala, The Zodiac, The Shark and Meng, in a WarGames match. Hulkamaniacs won the match.

In October, Sting reluctantly formed an alliance with Ric Flair after Flair made him believe that Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman were against him because Sting could not trust Flair as Flair had cheated with him five years ago. At Halloween Havoc, Sting and Ric Flair competed against Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman in a tag team match. Sting and Flair won by disqualification when Flair attacked Sting. This reformed Four Horsemen and Sting began feuding with the group.

On November 13, Sting lost the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship to Kensuke Sasaki at a WCW and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) show. Sting's reign ended at 148 days. At World War 3, Sting defeated Ric Flair. Later that night, Sting participated in the first-ever World War 3 Battle Royal for the vacated WCW World Heavyweight Championship. He was eliminated by Hulk Hogan. Randy Savage won the Battle Royal.

At Starrcade, Sting participated in a World Cup of Wrestling Tournament featuring WCW wrestlers against NJPW wrestlers. Sting represented WCW against NJPW representative Kensuke Sasaki. Sting defeated Sasaki to earn WCW 4 victories and as a result, WCW won the competition. Later that night, Sting competed against Lex Luger and Ric Flair in a Triangle match to determine the #1 contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Flair won.

Sting formed a tag team with Lex Luger. On January 22, 1996 edition of Monday Nitro, Sting and Luger defeated Harlem Heat to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship after assistance by Jimmy Hart. Sting and Luger successfully defended the championship against Blue Bloods at Clash of the Champions XXXII. At SuperBrawl VI, Sting and Luger defeated Harlem Heat to retain the championship after Road Warrior Hawk hit Stevie Ray with a steel plate in the chest. Later that night, Sting and Luger retained the championship against Road Warriors through double count-out.

At Uncensored, Sting and Booker T defeated Road Warriors in a Chicago Street Fight after Stevie Ray attacked Road Warrior Hawk with a steel chair. At Slamboree, Sting unsuccessfully challenged The Giant for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship after he was hit with Jimmy Hart's megaphone. At 1st Ilio DiPaolo Memorial Show, Sting unsuccessfully challenged Giant for the championship in a rematch by disqualification when Sting's partner Lex Luger interfered in the match.

Sting began a rivalry with Lord Steven Regal, which culminated in a match between the two at The Great American Bash, which Sting won. On June 24 edition of Monday Nitro, Lex Luger and Sting defended the WCW World Tag Team Championship against Harlem Heat and Steiner Brothers in a Three Way match. Harlem Heat won the championship after a distraction by The Outsiders. Luger and Sting's reign ended at 154 days.

Lex Luger and Sting joined forces with Randy Savage to battle the invading The Outsiders. At Bash at the Beach, Lex Luger, Randy Savage and Sting competed against The Outsiders and a mystery partner in a six-man tag team match. Hulk Hogan interfered in the match. He was seemingly on WCW's behalf but he attacked Savage and was revealed as the mystery partner of Outsiders. Hogan and Outsiders formed New World Order (nWo), a group that wanted to take over WCW. Sting became one of WCW's top representatives against nWo.

Lex Luger and Sting began a rivalry with The Outsiders, which culminated in a match between the two teams at Hog Wild, which Outsiders won after the dazed referee Nick Patrick accidentally attacked Luger with his elbow. On August 11 edition of Monday Nitro, Luger and Sting competed against Outsiders in a rematch, which ended in a no contest after Patrick was revealed to be a nWo referee and Four Horsemen joined Sting and Luger in fighting off Outsiders and nWo. At Clash of the Champions XXXIII, Lex Luger and Sting competed against Harlem Heat and Steiner Brothers in a Three Way match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship. The match ended in a no contest after The Outsiders began attacking Luger and Sting. As a result, Harlem Heat retained the championship.

On September 9 edition of Monday Nitro, Lex Luger was attacked by Sting, which lead WCW audience and roster to believe that Sting had turned on WCW. However, he was actually an impostor Sting of nWo. At Fall Brawl, Sting, as a part of Lex Luger's Team WCW, consisting of Ric Flair and Arn Anderson, competed against Team nWo, consisting of Hollywood Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and nWo Sting. During the match, Sting attacked nWo members and left the match because he felt betrayed by his WCW teammates and was furious as his loyalty with WCW was doubted. He left WCW and became a free agent.

On October 21 edition of Monday Nitro, Sting debuted a new silent look. He painted his face as white and wore a black outfit. He began carrying a baseball bat to attack nWo members and started silencing himself. Sting became mysterious because of his doubted alliances with both WCW and nWo. In 1997, Sting attacked nWo members after their victory at Uncensored, thus proving to the audience that he was loyal to WCW. WCW Commissioner James J. Dillon tried to convince Sting to return to wrestling by fighting nWo members but Sting wanted to fight Hollywood Hogan.

At Starrcade, Sting unsuccessfully challenged Hollywood Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. However, after the match, Bret Hart came out and claimed that Nick Patrick made a fast count. Hart replaced Patrick as the referee and restarted the match. Sting defeated Hogan to win his third WCW World Heavyweight Championship. The following night, on December 29 edition of Monday Nitro, Sting defended the championship against Hogan in a rematch but the match ended controversially. These controversial championship matches caused James J. Dillon to strip Sting off the championship on January 8, 1998 (taped January 6) edition of Thunder. Sting's reign ended at 11 days.

Sting started to rise as WCW's top hero. At SuperBrawl VIII, Sting defeated Hollywood Hogan to win the vacated WCW World Heavyweight Championship after Randy Savage hit Hogan with a spraycan, thus marking Sting's fourth championship reign. At Uncensored, Sting successfully defended the championship against Scott Hall. At Spring Stampede, Sting lost the championship to Randy Savage in a No Disqualification match after Kevin Nash delivered a Jackknife Powerbomb to Sting. Sting's reign ended at 56 days.

At Slamboree, Sting and The Giant defeated The Outsiders to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship. On June 4 (taped June 2) edition of Thunder, Sting and Giant vacated the championship because Giant joined the heel nWo Hollywood faction and Sting joined the babyface nWo Wolfpac, thus becoming the nWo member for the first time in his career. Sting and Giant's reign ended at 16 days. As a result, Sting and Giant could not make up together and began feuding with each other. At The Great American Bash, Sting defeated Giant to gain control of both WCW World Tag Team Championship belts. The following night, on June 15 edition of Monday Nitro, Sting chose Kevin Nash as his championship partner.

On July 20 edition of Monday Nitro, Sting and Kevin Nash lost the WCW World Tag Team Championship to The Giant and Scott Hall after Bret Hart interfered. Sting and Nash's reign ended at 36 days. At Road Wild, Sting, as a part of Kevin Nash's nWo Wolfpac, consisting of Lex Luger and Konnan, competed against Goldberg and nWo Hollywood, consisting of The Giant, Curt Hennig, Scott Hall and Scott Norton in a Battle Royal for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Sting was eliminated by the eventual winner Goldberg.

At Fall Brawl, Sting, as a part of nWo Wolfpac, consisting of Kevin Nash and Lex Luger, competed against Team WCW, consisting of Roddy Piper, Diamond Dallas Page and The Warrior, and nWo Hollywood, consisting of Hollywood Hogan, Bret Hart and Stevie Ray, in a WarGames match to determine the #1 contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Team WCW won. At Halloween Havoc, Sting unsuccessfully challenged Bret Hart for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. Hart injured Sting and put him out of action for five months.

Sting returned to WCW in early 1999. At Spring Stampede, Sting competed against Ric Flair, Hollywood Hogan and Diamond Dallas Page in a Four Corners match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, with Randy Savage as the special guest referee. DDP won the championship. On April 26 edition of Monday Nitro, Sting defeated DDP to win his fifth WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Later that night, Sting defended the championship against Goldberg, Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page in a Fatal Four-Way match. DDP won the championship after assistance by Randy Savage.

Sting began a rivalry with Goldberg, which culminated in a match between the two at Slamboree, which ended in a no contest when Bret Hart interfered and attacked the referee. After the match, Steiner Brothers attacked Sting and Goldberg, resulting in Sting beginning a rivalry with Rick Steiner. At 4th Ilio DiPaolo Memorial Show, Sting defeated Diamond Dallas Page. At The Great American Bash, Sting lost to Rick Steiner in a Falls Count Anywhere match when Steiner's dogs attacked Sting backstage and Steiner was awarded the victory.

At Bash at the Beach, Kevin Nash and Sting competed against Randy Savage and Sid Vicious for Nash's WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Savage pinned Nash to win the championship after interference by Gorgeous George. On July 19 edition of Monday Nitro, Sting defeated Ric Flair to become the WCW President. However, he vacated the power and scheduled a tag team match. He only wanted to remove Flair from the position. Sting began his next rivalry against Sid Vicious, which culminated in a match between the two at Road Wild, which Vicious won.

At Fall Brawl, Sting defeated Hulk Hogan to win his sixth WCW World Heavyweight Championship after hitting Hogan with a baseball bat given to him by Lex Luger. As a result, Sting shockingly turned heel. At Halloween Havoc, Sting successfully defended the championship against Hogan after Hogan laid down for Sting. However, Sting was dissatisfied with the outcome and issued an open challenge to any wrestler for the championship. Goldberg accepted the challenge and defeated Sting to win the championship. After the match, Sting attacked the referee Charles Robinson. The following night, on October 25 edition of Monday Nitro, Sting was returned the championship because his match against Goldberg was unsanctioned. However, Sting was immediately stripped off the championship for attacking the referee. Sting's reign ended at 43 days.

Sting participated in a tournament for the vacated WCW World Heavyweight Championship. He defeated Brian Knobbs in the first round on October 25 edition of Monday Nitro, Meng in the second round on November 8 edition of Monday Nitro and Total Package in the quarter-final round on November 15 edition of Monday Nitro. At Mayhem, Sting lost to eventual winner Bret Hart in the semi-final round after Total Package attacked Sting with a baseball bat. After the match, Sting turned babyface as he showed respect to Hart by shaking hands with him.

Sting began a rivalry with Total Package, which culminated in a match between the two at Starrcade, which Sting won by disqualification after Elizabeth attacked Sting with a baseball bat. Sting was injured and was out of action. In 2000, Sting returned to WCW at Uncensored. He defeated Total Package in a Lumberjacks with Casts match to end the rivalry after Vampiro attacked Package with a baseball bat.

On April 10 edition of Monday Nitro, Sting participated in a tournament for the vacated WCW World Heavyweight Championship. He defeated Sid Vicious by count-out in the quarter-final round after The Wall attacked Vicious. Sting lost to Diamond Dallas Page in the semi-final round after Vampiro delivered a Nail in the Coffin to Sting. At Spring Stampede, Sting participated in a tournament for the vacated WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. He defeated Booker T in the quarter-final round and Vampiro in the semi-final round but lost to Scott Steiner in the final round after Vampiro attacked Sting.

As a result, Sting began feuding with Vampiro and became a member of Millionaire's Club faction that consisted of WCW's veteran wrestlers and the group feuded with New Blood, consisting of WCW's young wrestlers. At Slamboree, Sting defeated Vampiro. At The Great American Bash, Sting lost to Vampiro in a Human Torch match. Sting began his next rivalry against The Demon, which culminated in a match between the two at New Blood Rising, which Sting won.

At Fall Brawl, Sting defeated The Great Muta and Vampiro in a Triangle match. Sting began his next rivalry with Jeff Jarrett, which culminated in a match between the two at Halloween Havoc, which Jarrett won after interference by a number of fake Stings. At Millennium Final, Sting successfully defended his European Cup won in 1994, against Kevin Nash, with Alex Schultz as the special guest referee. Sting suffered an injury and was out of action.

He returned to WCW on March 26, 2001 edition of Monday Nitro, which was the final show of WCW history as WCW had been purchased by rival promotion World Wrestling Federation (WWF) on March 23. Sting defeated Ric Flair in the night's main event that was the final match in the history of WCW. WCW ended with its biggest star Sting emerging victorious. Sting's thirteen-year tenure in WCW saw him emerge as the most popular wrestler of the company who won every championship around himself. In 2002, Sting made his comeback to wrestling after demise of WCW by competing in the Australian promotion World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA).

Sting's WCW Photo Gallery:
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Sting in 1987
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Sting and Lex Luger
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Four Horsemen
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NWA World Heavyweight Champion
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WCW World Heavyweight Champion
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WCW United States Heavyweight Champion
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Sting in 1996
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Sting and The Giant
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WCW World Tag Team Champion
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nWo Wolfpac
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Sting in NWO Wolfpac
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Sting at WWE.com



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