Friday, September 14, 2018

Sting's Lost WCW Matches

I'm sure any reading this blog knows who Sting is and I don't need to explain who he is.  Many people recall back in 1996 the build to Fall Brawl War Games the nWo leading us to believe that Sting had turned on WCW and joined them.  They even had a fake Sting, Jeff Farmer, to try and fool the WCW faithful.

Sting was the last competitor to enter the War Games cage that night and when Lex still didn't believe Sting he was walked out changing his appearance eventually becoming the Crow Sting that hung out in the rafters for over  a year until finally challenging Hollywood Hogan for the World Championship at Starrcade 1997.

Most people, myself included didn't think Sting competed in the ring at all during that time frame.  I was surprised to learn recently that he did wrestle several matches during that time.  

Four days after Fall Brawl he went to Japan for a four show tour withe New Japan Pro Wrestling.   

September 19, 1996 Okayama, Japan
Sting defeated Masahiro Chono

September 20, 1996 Osaka, Japan
Sting & Shiro Koshinaka defeated Ookami Gundan: Hiro Saito & Masahiro Chono

September 21, 1996 Korakuen Hall
Shiro Koshinaka defeated Sting

September 23, 1996 Yokohama, Japan
"Total Package" Leg Luger & Sting defeated "Enforcer" Arn Anderson & "Lord" Steven Regal

This match is hilarious to me because the whole reason Sting walked out on WCW at Fall Brawl is because his best friend Lex Luger didn't believe in him. 

He then worked a series of house show matches

October 6, 1996 North Charleston, South Carolina
The Giant defeated "Macho Man" Randy Savage & Sting by disqualification

October 13, 1996 Tupelo, Mississippi
"Macho Man" Randy Savage defeated The Giant & Sting by disqualification

October 18, 1996 Minneapolis, Minnesota 
 "Macho Man" Randy Savage defeated The Giant & Sting by disqualification

November 1, 1996 Hammond, Indiana
Sting defeated "Macho Man" Randy Savage & The Giant by count-out

November 2, 1996 Battle Creek, Michigan
Sting defeated "Macho Man" Randy Savage & The Giant by count-out

November 3, 1996 Saginaw, Michigan
Sting defeated "Macho Man" Randy Savage & The Giant by count-out

November 23, 1996 Baltimore, Maryland
The Giant defeats Sting by disqualification

November 30, 1996 Charleston, South Carolina
"Enforcer" Arn Anderson defeated Sting by count-out

Then he had two "matches" with Rick Steiner on Nitro. 

December 2, 1996 Dayton, Ohio
Rick Steiner defeats Sting by count-out

December 16, 1996 Pensacola, Florida
Rick Steiner vs Sting declared a no contest

He wrestled what would be his final match for almost a year on a house show against The Giant.

January 3, 1997 Little Rock, Arkansas
Sting vs. The Giant ended in a no contest 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. During Sting's "silent" period between Fall Brawl 96 and Uncensored 97, I remember looking at a Wrestling magazine and reading a review of one of these shows. There was even a photo and Sting was wearing the Crow style face-paint with black pants. (Not a singlet) This confirms that I am not crazy.