Monday, November 24, 2014

Sting's WWE Debut at Survivor Series

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The Man Called Sting finally debuted in a WWE ring at Survivor Series and it absolutely lived up to the hype in my mind.  It's hard to live up to expectations when something has been brewing for 13 years essentially, but I absolutely think WWE managed it last night.

Here's the article from on this historic occasion.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s reign of power over WWE came to an end at Survivor Series as Team Cena triumphed over Team Authority, but that’s not the only thing people were tweeting about on Sunday night. The shocking arrival of Sting — the single biggest sports-entertainment figure to never set foot in a WWE ring — at a pivotal moment in the main event stunned not only The Authority, but the entirety of the WWE Universe.
Even though we knew it was coming eventually and even though it was heavily rumored this weekend to happen at SS, it still came off as a huge moment. The back-and-forth of the main event helped create the moment. The entrance video was really ominous and cool looking too. Triple H sold the moment perfectly and everything just kind of came together to create a truly memorable debut for WCW's Franchise.  The crowd in St. Louis deserves a ton of credit too. 

Even better is it left you wondering what this will lead to with The Authority being removed from power, Cena's ability to bring them back, Sting's involvement, etc.  I personally believe that Sting will fade into the background for a while until the Road to WrestleMania really gets fired up.  One thing I wouldn't do is have him come out and explain his motivations.  Sting as a silent avenger will be much more effective than any other way they might use him.

For the first time in a while, RAW feels "must-see."  That's a credit to the job WWE did with Sting and the Survivor Series main event last night.  I can't wait to see where we are going now and that hasn't really been the case for a while.

In the interest of not being a complete Sting homer I will have to say that the original music they used last night wasn't great.  I was also surprised to see Sting's hair that way.  The darker dye job he had been using worked with the gimmick better.  Those are minor complaints though because I loved his debut and it's good to see him on the biggest stage.

What happens next with the Stinger?  I don't know, but I'm looking forward to it as he rides off into the sunset being treated like the legend he is.  

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