In week 40 of the countdown to find the number one pro wrestler of the past 25 years, we take a look at No. 11 on the list, Sting
-Six time WCW Champion
-Two time TNA Champion
-Two time NWA Champion
-Two time WCW International Heavyweight Champion
-Two time WCW United States Champion
-Three time WCW Tag Team Champion (once each with Lex Luger, The Giant and Kevin Nash)
-One time TNA Tag Team Champion (with Kurt Angle)
Sting is by far the biggest name of his era to never wrestle for Vince McMahon. He was always a bit above average in the ring and on the mic while also being the one of the most popular wrestlers of all time. The committee is proud to have Sting hold down this spot on the countdown.
Major title time line
-Defeated Ric Flair for the NWA Championship in July of 1990. He would hold the title for six months before dropping the strap back to Flair.
-Won the U.S. Title by defeating Steve Austin for the vacant title in August of 1991. He would hold the title for three months before losing it to Rick Rude.
-Defeated Lex Luger in February 1992 to win the WCW Championship. He would then drop the gold five months later to Vader.
-Sting won his second WCW Championship in March of 1993 by defeating Vader. A week later, he dropped the title back to the man they call Vader.
-Defeated Rick Rude for the WCW International Heavyweight Title in April 1994. Three weeks later, he dropped the gold back to Rude.
-A few weeks later, he defeated Vader to win his second and final International Heavyweight Championship. A month later, he dropped the gold to Ric Flair.
-Defeated Meng to win the vacant U.S. Title in June 1995. He would hold the title for five months before losing the strap to Kensuke Sasaki.
-Sting would win his first WCW Tag Team Title as he and Lex Luger defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) in January of 1996. Their reign would last five months before dropping the gold back to Booker and Stevie.
-Defeated Hulk Hogan at Starrcade 1997 to win the WCW World Championship. Less than two weeks later, Sting was stripped of the gold.
-Sting regained the WCW Championship in February of 1998 when he defeated Hulk Hogan for the vacant title. Two months later, he dropped the title to Macho Man Randy Savage.
-In May of 1998, he and The Giant defeated The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) for the WCW Tag Team Titles. Two weeks later, the team vacated the titles.
-He and Kevin Nash became WCW Tag Team Champions in June of 1998 when Sting defeated The Giant in a one on one match. They lost the titles a month later to The Giant and Scott Hall.
-Sting won his fifth WCW Championship when he defeated Diamond Dallas Page in April of 1999. The same night, he dropped the title back to DDP in a match that also involved Kevin Nash and Bill Goldberg.
-Defeated Hulk Hogan for his sixth and final WCW Championship in September of 1999. Six weeks later, he was stripped of the title.
-Right here in Metro Detroit, Sting defeated Jeff Jarrett to become the NWA World Champion in October of 2006. A month later, he dropped the strap to Abyss.
-Defeated Kurt Angle (C), Christian, Chris Harris, Samoa Joe and A.J. Styles in a King of the Mountain match to win the TNA World Championship. Two days later, he dropped the strap back to Angle.
-Became the TNA Tag Team Champion when Kurt Angle chose him to be his partner. A month later, he and Angle lost the titles to Adam “Pacman” Jones and Ron Killings.
-Defeated Samoa Joe to win his second TNA World Championship in April of 2008. He held the title for six months before losing the gold to Mick Foley.
Committee’s favorite match involving Sting: Teaming with Lex Luger vs. The Steiner Brothers (Scott and Rick) at Superbrawl 1991.