• WWF Veteran Says AEW Made Sting Lose His Mystique By Making Him Wrestle A Lot
During the latest episode of his weekly ‘Jim Cornette’s Drive-Thru’ podcast, Old School WWF Manager James E. Cornette bashed AEW for making WCW Legend Sting lose his mystique.
In a span of 18 months, Sting has wrestled 12 matches (and won all of them), but Cornette believes Sting would draw better if AEW only booked him in 2 big PPV matches in a year.
Here’s what Cornette had to say:
“Oh, I forgot Sting’s still there. Yes, you keep Sting. You try to figure out what has motivated Sting to dive off the balcony at 62 years of age for these f**king cretins.
But yeah, you know Sting is of name, he’s a legend, he’s an icon, and you play to that strength, instead of trying to make him one of the boys and just show up when it snows in Florida.
Two pay-per-views a year, he would make you his salary back and more, in some feature match, not the main event but a feature match. And then you make people hungry for it again because it doesn’t happen for another 6 months.”
Sting wrestled for Jim Crockett Promotions (NWA) / Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1987 until AOL Time Warner sold the company in March 2001.
He then chose not to join the World Wrestling Federation. Instead, he ended up in Total Nonstop Action! (TNA), where he became a full-time Superstar from 2006 until 2014.
Only after that The Icon finally joined WWE and made his debut at the 2014 Survivor Series PPV, but had to retire from active pro wrestling after an injury at the Night of Champions 2015 pay-per-view.
When he was cleared to wrestle again, but his obvious dream match opponent The Undertaker retired, Sting cut all ties with WWE and decided to join Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling in December 2020.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 30, 1994) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Westchester County Civic Center in White Plains, New York and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1994’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Doink The Clown vs. Tony Devito
– King Kong Bundy vs. Aaron Ferguson
– Survivor Series Report
– Bob Backlund vs. Scrub
– Bushwhackers vs. Scrubs
– Kwang vs. Scrub
– Lex Luger vs. Black Phantom