As we all saw during Monday night’s Raw, the WWE was doing title retrospectives for both the World and WWE strap.
During those vignettes, the company selectively picked stars to represent moments in time for each belt. One of those featured champions was former WCW star and current TNA mainstay Sting. This move was apparently premeditated, as it's being reported that the WWE is confident that the Stinger will be on its roster.
According to WrestlingInc.com:
F4Wonline.com reports that Sting was included in those video packages for a reason.
Word is that Sting is once again interested in joining WWE. While he hasn't opened direct negotiations with the company, he has sent feelers to WWE about joining them. There is said to be a lot of confidence on WWE's side that Sting will be on their roster eventually.
If this finally comes to fruition, one has to wonder if it’s too little too late for the aging star. Don’t get me wrong, Sting has more than proven that he has plenty left in the tank. However, the Undertaker-Sting “dream match” has some serious potential of being a letdown.
The fact is this match should have happened over ten years ago, but for some reason Sting was not ready for the WWE. Personally, I feel like he takes pride in being labeled as the best wrestler to never wrestle for the largest company in the world.
That being said, he is also very protective of the Sting persona and has been adamant that he is not treated like some unknown newbie. Obviously, too many people know who Sting is, so it’s highly unlikely that will happen at this point in his career.
Overall, the biggest benefit for both sides is going to be on the merchandising and DVD end. Even though TNA released a Sting documentary DVD a few years ago, it will pale in comparison to what the WWE’s production company will be able to do. Especially considering, the WWE holds the rights to all WCW properties and can properly pay homage to his career with that footage.
In the end, this is purely speculation as Sting still has four or five months left on his current TNA deal. So any moves will have to wait until January when his deal expires, and even then we will still have to wait until March before he hits WWE TV.
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