Sting turns his back on WCW
September 16, 2016
On an episode of Nitro in North Carolina, String turns his back on WCW.
It stems from the previous week when the nWo used a fake Sting to convince Lex Luger, Ric Flair, and Arn Anderson that the real Sting was joining the nWo. The real Sting showed up during the WarGames match at Fall Brawl to make a point that he was WCW one hundred percent. However, no one believed him.
Needless to say, Sting was a little pissed.
Sting, it should be noted, cut this promo with his back to the hard camera. Sting was never shot directly in the face while he was doing the promo. This was a man who was both heartbroken and angry at the people that were supposed to have their faith in him.
Contrary to popular belief, this was not the last time Sting spoke on WCW programming for a while (that would come a month later), but it would be the last time he would ever appear in front of an American audience with the bright-colored facepaint and tights. A month later Sting with a little inspiration from Scott Hall, became a brooding, vengeful Sting wearing black and white. With an occasional tweak, it’s a look he would adopt for the remainder of his career.
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