Sting and the WWE HOF Debate

Pop Culture Uncovered

By Ron Burr

This week Sting was announced as the first inductee into the 2016 Class of the WWE Hall of Fame. This has caused some consternation with a small but dedicated section of wrestling fans because the vast majority of Sting’s wrestling career (and the entirety of his time as a legitimate championship contender) was in the NWA/WCW. Scanning the message boards (pro tip: never do this before coffee) I’d say it was 90% happy for Sting, 5% disagreeing with the choice, and 5% complaining about HHH’s ego. As for me, I’m fine with it. I think it is 100% appropriate. Why? Let me tell you:

Even though he wasn’t there, Sting had a huge impact on the WWE

I am a grizzled veteran of the Monday Night Wars. I was on the front lines with a beer in one hand and the remote control in the other, my thumb…

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