13. Sting Finally Arrives in WWE

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Sting was the most devoted supporter of World Championship Wrestling and Ted Turner throughout the history of that organization.

WCW’s most popular babyface was its top face, and he became the silent guardian and saviour of the New World Order when it erupted in the mid-1990s as part of the Monday Night Wars. Even Ric Flair couldn’t claim to be as associated with WCW as Venice Beach native.

Sting had the choice to join World Wrestling Federation after WCW went bankrupt in March 2001, but he declined, still concerned about what awaited him in WWE. After all, Vince McMahon and his crew hadn’t exactly used previous WCW talent to their full potential; instead, they’d frequently book them against WWE stars when bringing them on board.

Despite his success in TNA, Sting’s association with the company was sorely tested by 2014. By then, however, it appeared that he and WWE were on good terms. He made three appearances for the company before WrestleMania 31, which ended up being the final chapter in his battle against The Undertaker.

Arriving at Survivor Series, he was greeted by a massive ovation from a fanbase that still recognized him as one of the biggest stars of his generation.