Sting is best known for his long stay in WCW, where he played without interruption between 1986 and 2001, managing to become one of its iconic faces in the 90s. The Omaha veteran also fought in WWE between 2014 and 2020, but there were many who did not like the management of him by the federation of Vince McMahon.
On the December 2, 2020, episode of Dynamite, Sting made his All Elite Wrestling debut, with president Tony Khan pleased to announce that the athlete had just signed a multi-year contract. During the latest edition of the 'Hall of Fame' podcast, Booker T was asked what mistakes WWE can blame in their relationship with Sting.
The mind of the former heavyweight champion immediately went to the debut of the WCW icon, defeated by Triple H at WrestleMania 31.
Triple H vs Sting at WrestleMania 31
“I think the way Sting's debut was handled was wrong.
I think he had so much to offer, even though WWE knew it couldn't last long. We all knew it. They didn't take all the potential out of him, they just managed to create a nostalgic effect that didn't work all the way through,” Booker explained.
In recent days, rumors have been circulating that Rob Van Dam may be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. RVD, whose last WWE stint dates back to 2014, was one of the most thrilling wrestlers of this generation. “RVD definitely deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Rob falls into the category of those guys who never spared themselves for the sake of this business. He never backed down when it came to putting his own body at risk, he just wanted to get his job done in the best possible way.
I have also always admired his view of wrestling as fun," said Booker T. In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Sting said that returning to the ring wasn't a "goal" of his, but he was interested in facing The Undertaker in a cinematic match.
He stated that he left WWE as he thought it wasn't "working out" for him. "It wasn't a goal of mine to get back in the ring. The only thing I thought I might do is have a cinematic match against Undertaker when I was with WWE.
We weren't able to come to an agreement. Tony [Schiavone] reached out to me and asked if I wanted to come play and let him know. A year later and I thought WWE isn't working out and I didn't want to disappear with my tail between my legs. I hate that."