WWE Hall of Famer says Sting losing to Triple H was a mistake. The two fought each other at Wrestlemania 31. This was also Sting’s only Wrestlemania appearance.
The WWE had once described Sting as the greatest wrestler never to have performed for them. That changed in 2014 when Sting made a surprise appearace at Survivor Series. He played a pivotal role in the Authority losing to John Cena’s team and going out of power.
This set up a match between him and Triple H at Wrestlemania. What should have been a straightforward fight however, soon became a convoluted mess.
Sting was now the representative of WCW and Triple H was the light of WWE. Not only that, the DX came out for their former leader while nWo appeared for the assist even though the two had never seen eye to eye and the nWo wanted nothing more than the destruction of WCW.
The match in itself was not bad, but the man who made a heroic first appearance at Survivor Series against those that abused their power of position, was painted as an outcast by the promotion he resisted joining for so long on the day he wrestled his first ever match. To top it all, he lost.
WWE Hall of Famer says Sting losing to Triple H was a mistake
Speaking on his Hall of Fame Podcast, Booker T agreed that letting Sting lose that match was a mistake. The Hall of Famer noted that had he won the match he probably would have had a better run in the promotion.
“I think so (Sting’s loss on debut was a mistake). I think Sting, you know, he had so much to offer even though we were behind the curve as far as how much time we still had with Sting. We all know that. But, I’m just one of those guys – I’m thinking from a promoter’s standpoint – if we can get something out of this guy, let’s do it. Let’s do it right now.
“It’s just like when The Rock’n’Roll Express came to Houston and one of our tag teams couldn’t make it. And The Rock’n’Roll Express, they were there, and they were just there to be the honorary tag team just to give out the trophy. But they said, ‘Man, you guys are down a tag team, we are willing to be in the tournament.’ Me, as a promoter, I’m like, ‘The Rock’n’Roll Express is in the tournament, they’re gotta win it.’ Just for the nostalgia purpose, ‘Man, if we can get six months out of this… Boom, we can get six months…’ That’s the way I’m thinking, we could have got six months out of Sting.”
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