Sting is one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of professional wrestling. Born Steve Borden on March 20, 1959, Sting wasn’t a big fan of wrestling. His passion was bodybuilding, and after graduating from high school, he went on to pursue it as a career. During this time, he co-owned a health and fitness club known as Gold's Gym. One day, some people came into his gym and noticed his impressive, chiseled physique. They invited him to a WWE event in LA where Borden was so impressed with the likes of Hulk Hogan, The Iron Sheik, The British Bulldogs, and André the Giant and decided to join pro wrestling.
Sting's first ring name was Flash Borden. His career skyrocketed, which made him a good buck (as we will see shortly). However, things never went smoothly, as at the peak of his career Borden was so lonely, depressed and stressed that he turned to drugs. This also took a toll on his marriage. Sting turned to God, who helped him get over drugs, and he became a born-again Christian in 1998.
Sting's career is an impressive one. He is a six-time holder of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship title, a three-time holder of the WCW World Tag Team Championship title, a two-time holder of the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship title and a two-time holder of the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship title, among many other titles.
Here are the 10 incredible things you probably didn’t know about Sting:
10 He Has a Net Worth of $8 Million
9 He is a Born-Again Christian
8 WWE Referred To Him as the Greatest Wrestler Never To Wrestle For the Company
7 His Championship Titles
6 His Signature Moves
5 He Was a Bodybuilder
4 Between Gordon Sumner and Steven Borden, Who Owns the Name Sting?
3 He’s Also Wrestled Under the Name Flash
2 He Battled With Addiction
1 He Refused to Work With WWE Until 2014
After turning to God, Sting quit pro wrestling to serve Him. Vince McMahon tried several times to convince him to return to wrestling under his banner. He even promised to make him an even bigger star than he was then. However, Sting wouldn’t budge until 2014. That is when he signed with WWE. On April 15, 2014, he made his first appearance on WWE programming. He made his first-ever debut in a WWE ring attacking Triple H at Survivor Series. January 19, 2015 also saw Sting making an appearance on Raw where he walked to the stage causing confusion. This cost Authority their handicap match against John Cena.
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