The Stinger pulled a fast one on us last Thursday night after he teased us on Twitter that he was "done," which led to all of us expecting a retirement speech.
Well, he teased us, and now, he will face the TNA Champion at Victory Road. This should be more spirited than the last time Sting challenged an opponent at this PPV. Just ask Jeff Hardy.
At some point, the 52-year-old champion many times over, being the only man to hold the NWA, WCW and TNA World Titles in his career, will call it quits, and the wrestling gods will clear a space on their Mount Rushmore of the 10 greatest of all-time. But when we look back on his career, there were many who gave Sting the chance to shine.
I remember a young Stinger in 1988 (yes, we all know the story) who challenged a world champion named Ric Flair to a 45-minute draw in the Clash of Champions (maybe the best match ever seen on free television). It solidified Flair as a god in terms of wrestling, and the youngster sold for Flair and likewise.
At that moment, Sting was a superstar.
Some of his greatest moments were at the hands of the NWA/TNA hierarchy. Here are some of his greatest opponents of all-time.