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RIP Dusty Rhodes – You will always remain in our heart

Posted By on June 16, 2015

RIP Dusty Rhodes

RIP Dusty Rhodes


Dusty Rhodes, the american dreams will always remain in our heart.  Is sad to hear about him passing away at the age of 69 due to kidney failure. Still remember how his entrance music just brings that chills down our spine and who could forget his dancing style.

It was so good to see the WWE wrestlers pay tribute to him on MITB paperview.

Tribute to Dusty Rhodes at Money in the Bank 2015

Tribute to Dusty Rhodes at Money in the Bank 2015

Have utmost respect for his accomplishments. RIP Dusty Rhodes.

Ultimate Warrior Death – A wrestler that will always remain in our heart

Posted By on November 7, 2014

Ultimate Warrior Death 2014

Ultimate Warrior Death 2014

Well who can forget about Ultimate Warrior Entrance and his costume. He was a wrestler that gave you a exhilarating rush whenever he ran towards the ring. I still remember his fight with Hulk Hogan and Rick Rude.

I was deeply saddened with his death after seeing him back on RAW and with a thought that “HE IS BACK!”

His HOF speech left many speechless. Especially the quote “I am The Ultimate Warrior, you are the Ultimate Warrior fans and the spirit of The Ultimate Warrior will run forever.

May his soul rest in peace. He was a Warrior and will remain a Warrior.

Scott Hall – The Sad ESPN Documentary

Posted By on October 23, 2011

I am one of the Razor Ramon fans that just saw the documentary made by ESPN on his life. I believe it is really sad but unfortunately i will agree with what X-pac said there “We are waiting for his death from a long time..”.

Now drug abuse may not be a new thing being associated with wrestler and many wrestlers may already have lost their livelihood because of the same. But where Scott Hall can make a difference (and i believe he can make it and i am really against the people who write against him)  is come out of it and create a huge example for the future generation of wrestlers and even drug addicts.

Scott has been fighting and i believe he can fight but this time around against the drugs and for his family. I do see a Razor in Cody (His son) and want to hear and get that feel of 90’s back when we use to switch to the tv sets and chant Razor!! Razor!! Razor!!

I hope there is one day when Scott, Nash, Kid, Shawn and HHH are inducted in the hall of fame together and gives a Life time speech!!

Will CM Punk bring the era of Rock and Austin back?

Posted By on August 14, 2011

The real question: Is Cm Punk, the wrestler that will bring back the lost entertainment to WWE?

With latest rivalries and certainly having won the heart of the crowd, CM punk is going to go in the hall of fame books. His latest CM Punk leaving WWE promo below:

CM Promo of Leaving WWE

has won millions of hearts over the world and respect in the locker room. Seriously speaking, having being one of a true wwf ;) fan, the promo was one of the best as CM punk really kicked vince mc mahon candy ass.

It will be interesting to watch how the wwe progress and if they use his talent to get back the living edge. With tons of talent like wade barret, sheamus, Daniel Bryan etc it is now worth a watch.

But reading news conversation if they are going to back the era of Rock and Austin, Well WWE you got to need 1000 of CM Punk to do that.

The Legend Macho Man Randy Savage Dead

Posted By on May 22, 2011

Yes, its true. Even i couldn’t believe when i heard it from my sister, so had to get to the world wide web to check and indeed “Macho Man Randy Savage is Dead”.

The legend Macho Man Randy Savage passed away on Friday in a car accident.

Her wife “Barbara” received minor injuries while Savage was pronounced dead at Largo Medical Center.

He was indeed a legend and i will always miss him. The memories of 80’s and 90’s from WWF and N.W.O and then wolf pack will always remain. His on-screen romance with Queen Elizabeth will always be a highlight in wrestling books.

“He had so much life in his eyes and in his spirit, I just pray that he is happy and in a better place and we miss him,” said wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan.

And i do agree with him… R.I.P Macho Man Randy Savage.

The only thing i will be upset is “Fuck You WWE, you didn’t even put him into HOF” and stop showing sympathy over his death.

And another thing “Scott Hall a.k.a Razor Ramon, please get well soon.”

NOTE: Please note that ultimate warrior is not dead. It was a mistake by some news channels which wrongly quoted that Ultimate Warrior was dead. He cleared the same on his website.

Is WWE coming to an end?

Posted By on January 9, 2011

As a die-hard fan i started watching WWF when i was just 3 years old. Hulk Hogan, Undertaker, Ultimate Warrior, Bret Hart the list goes on and on…. Time after time when i tuned into the TV channel i had my best wrestler fighting for the Gold (The WWE Championship).

In 1990-Early 2000, the WWE grew stronger and stronger. The coming up of Stone Cold, The Rock, Triple H really made WWE a treat to watch. The factions DX, NWO, The Evolution just added chocolate flavor to my coffee. Every month i used to sit back and wait for the supreme shows of Summerslam, king of the ring, survior series, wrestlemania and my best Royal Rumble. The Hitman and Shawn controversy, the deadman coming to the bike ride, the end of WCW made wwe the best watch.

Now at the start of 2011, what i see …

The MIZ is the WWE champion. They have lost it entirely. It is the same reaction i had when i saw rey mysterio being crowned as the new wwe champion. Why ??? These intercontinental championship contenders are being given a career boost. I do believe Sheamus can be a perfect choice but rather than promoting him they are focusing on John Morrison.

Smack down – How many times i will have to watch Kane Vs Edge? The same matches and rivalaries are just not giving the right flavor.

The question is what can be done?

At the end of the day, i just feel tired of watching the same matches being shown in just a different way. The comic timing of the rock and austin can never come back. The matches like Kurt Angle Vs Brook Lesner are far away to be seen. The factions like DX and NWO can never be replaced by Nexus (hahaha).

WWE have funds, Vince bring back the oldies, OLD is Gold or WWE will fall like a pack of cards.

A Farewell to Shawn Michaels

Posted By on May 14, 2010

It was really a surprise and a sad day, when undertaker beat Shawn and ended his career at the Wrestle Mania. We all thought it might end up in a different way, but it didn’t and what we look at was the ferocious Tombstone from the Undertaker.

Monday Night Raw, still everybody glued to the TV sets and the arena bench cheering Once More SHAWN!! Once More SHAWN!! couldn’t change what was going to happen.

In my personal opinion, shawn was one of the great wrestler of all time. The DX persona, the HBK dance, rings, chains and the Bret hart controversy all made him achieve the great heights in WWE. He should have got one more TITLE reign but i guess vince may have ran out of money.

At last, i just want to say… Once More Shawn !!!

History and Biography of Psycho Sid Vicious

Posted By on December 28, 2009

History and Biography of Psycho Sid Vicious

History and Biography of Psycho Sid Vicious

History and Biography of Psycho Sid Vicious

Real Name:  Sid Eudy
Birthday:  July 4, 1960
Hometown: West Memphis, Arkansas
Height & Weight:     6’9 – 303lbs
Trained by: Tojo Yamamoto
Debut: 1987
Also known as:
Vicious Warrior
Sid Justice (WWF)
Sycho Sid (WWF)
The Millennium Man (WCW)

Mini Biography


For years, Sid Eudy has been one of the most feared wrestlers in the game, becoming one of only a few wrestlers to have competed in all three major organizations at or near the top of the ladder. Although one of the powerhouses in wrestling history, Sid still lacks the respect of the fans. But true wrestling followers know the great skills of this man.

Sid enetered the wrestling business after meeting with “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who saw the man’s potential. After some training, Sid began his career in the CWF, where he wrestled as Lord Humongous. He wrestled well, earning the World Title there. He went on to the CWA in ’88, and again worked his way to the top, defeating Brian Lee for the CWA Heavyweight Title. He held the belt for a month before losing to Wendall Cooley. Soon after, Sid decided to head to the big time, and went to WCW. He became Sid Vicious, a man feared for the way he could destroy his opponents. Sid first teamed with Vader, calling themselves the Masters of the Powerbomb. This team was short-lived, and Vicious soon teamed up with Dan Spivey instead, to create the Skyscrapers, a very dangerous tag-team. The duo fought together against many opponents over the next few years, including winning the King of the Hill tournament at the Great American Bash ’89. Sid also started becoming known as a good heel singles wrestler, feuding with El Gigante, Sting, and others. Still, big wins over major wrestlers were few and far between, until Sid became involved in the biggest stable in the industry.

At Halloween Havoc ’90, Sid Vicious was slated to face the NWA champion, Sting, in the main event. Through the event, Sting seemed to have the advantage, eventually chasing Sid backstage, while the Four Horsemen, who were feuding with Sting, came to the ring. When “Sting” and Sid returned to the ring from backstage, Sid apparently pinned the champion to win the title. However, a few minutes later, the real Sting ran to the ring, showing that the “Sting” who had been pinned was actually Barry Windham. Sting then pinned Sid to retain his title. Still, Sid’s name was now intertwined with the Four Horsemen, as he officially came to be with them. Sid would stay a member of the Horsemen for the next few months, wrestling with them in the first Fall Brawl Wargames match, before leaving WCW. He went for most of ’91 to different organizations, including the CWA once again, where he won the Texas Heavyweight Title from Tom Pritchard (once again known as Lord Humongous). Only a week later, Pritchard reclaimed the title, and Sid left again.

Sid next appeared in the WWF as Sid Justice, and at first was thought of as an honorable wrestler. He seemed to befriend Hogan, and aided him occassionally. But when Hogan eliminated Justice from the Royal Rumble ’92 (from the outside), Sid began a major feud with him. At Wrestlemania VIII, they met in the main event, with Hogan winning via DQ when Sid couldn’t control his rage. This was Justice’s big moment in the WWF for the time being, as he soon departed them and again wrestled in smaller organizations for a time. Justice soon returned to “Vicious-ness” in WCW.

Sid Vicious joined up with Big Van Vader once again, and the two fought with various partners against Sting and his factions. The two groups met at consecutive PPVs, with Sting’s faction normally coming out on top. Sid Vicious was still gaining ground in the world of wrestling, though, until an ugly incident in October ’93. It was soon after the Halloween Havoc PPV, where Sid had lost to Sting. By all reports, Sid went to Arn Anderson’s hotel room one night, to settle an ‘argument.’ Unfortunately, a pair of scissors were nearby. Both men suffered multiple stab wounds in the battle, although Arn’s wounds far exceeded Sid’s (20 to 4). Sid was quickly dropped from WCW, his career forever tarnished. This brawl showed that “Vicious” was a very good nickname for the 6’9″ monster.

Sid, for the next two years, went around trying to continue to work in the business he had made his career. He wrestled in the USWA, where he became the Unified World Heavyweight champion there in July ’94 when Jerry Lawler vacated the belt. Sid would hold the title until February ’95, when Lawler reclaimed his gold (something he held over 20 times). In early ’95, Sycho Sid came back to the WWF, given his chance to redeem himself. He faced many wrestlers, from Diesal to Henry Godwinn to Vader, earning the respect of the fans. He slowly climbed the ladder in ’96, becoming a contender for the World Title. He also wrestled briefly in the USWA one more time, beating Lawler for the Heavyweight Title, only to lose it back to him a few days later. Sid then started concentrating mainly on the WWF.

At the Survivor Series in ’96, Sid realized the big time, defeating Shawn Michaels to become the WWF Heavyweight Champion of the World. He would defend the belt for the next few months, against men like Bret Hart and the Undertaker, before Michaels won the belt back at the Royal Rumble. Sid, undeterred, waited as Michaels became injured, forfeiting the title. Bret Hart won the belt at the Final Four contest, defeating Steve Austin, Vader, and the Undertaker. The next night, Sid took down Hart to become a 2-time WWF champ. At Wrestlemania XIII, though, the Undertaker took Sid down, taking the World Title. A month or so later, Sid ventured away from the WWF to once again travel the path of the wrestling organizations.

In January ’99 in Extreme Championship Wrestling, John Kronus, slowly becoming more and more unstable, attacked referee Jeff Jones savagely. At the next PPV, Guilty As Charged, Jones came out and told Kronus that he would pay for the attack, then brought out Sid Vicious, who had been heavily announced for the show as someone who had ‘tore through’ the other federations. Vicious promptly destroyed Kronus, winning in just over a minute with a Powerbomb. Despite some great matches against the like of Justin Credible, Sid didn’t stay with ECW long. In June ’99, Sid Vicious surprisingly reappeared in WCW, the organization that had been the sight of his biggest blackmark. He attacked Kevin Nash, the reigning Heavyweight Champion, at the Great American Bash ’99, causing the DQ and saving “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Sid and Savage then teamed together against Nash, who brought Sting into the mix. Although there was some doubt as to whose side Sting was on, the four went into the next PPV, Bash at the Beach ’99, with the World Title on the line for whoever got the pinfall victory. Savage pinned Nash, allowing him to become the champ (at least for one night), while Sid got the win.

Strangely, over the next few weeks, Sid joined with Nash, his nemesis, along with Rick Steiner. The three teamed together against Sting, Hulk Hogan (who won the title from Savage), and Bill Goldberg. The two groups clashed continuously, moving into Road Wild ’99. At the PPV, Sid faced off 1-on-1 with Sting, and shocked the world by defeating the Franchise cleanly after a Chokeslam. Sid used this momentum to move forward in his quest to become the Millenium Man of WCW, attacking many wrestlers during their matches and counting them as a victory for himself. He, with Rick Steiner, continued to challenge Bill Goldberg, saying that his win-loss record would soon be the same as Da Man’s. This got him into a feud with Chris Benoit, who currently held the United States Title. They finally set up a match at Fall Brawl ’99, with Sid dodging Benoit’s Flying Headbutt in the end, then powerbombing him for the victory, and the US Title, Sid’s first WCW Title reign.

Now with gold around his waist, Sid’s feud with Bill Goldberg got even larger. With the Outsiders (Nash & Scott Hall) aiding him, Sid routinely triple-teamed Goldberg, as well as squashing two wrestlers at a time to raise his “winning streak”. They finally met at Halloween Havoc, in a brutal battle between the two that started backstage. As they came out, with Sid already bleeding, the Outsiders interfered, double-teaming Goldberg to allow Sid to get back into it. But Sid continued to bleed, eventually getting his face covered in blood when Goldberg retook control. Finally, the refs couldn’t take any more, and called the match due to excessive bleeding. Thus, Sid lost the match, and Goldberg took the US Title.

The next night, it was announced that the WCW World Title was vacant, and that there would be a Tournament set up. In the first round, Goldberg faced off against an injured Bret Hart. With the aid of Vicious & the Outsiders, Goldberg lost the match, as Hart made the pin, unaware of the sneak attack. Later in the tournament, however, Vicious was set against Scott Hall, and lost due to interference from Goldberg. The fuel was again burning between them, as neither one made it past the first round of the tournament because of the other. Sid & the Outsiders stayed aligned, though, against Goldberg and his new ally, Hart, causing numerous brawls between the two groups. In one fight, it was a Four Corners match for the vacated US Title, between Vicious, Goldberg, Hart, & Scott Hall. Thanks to Kevin Nash (the referee), Hall got the win and the belt. Goldberg & Vicious continued to go at it, leading up to the next PPV, where the two men signed to fight in an “I Quit” match. At Mayhem, the battle went back and forth for a few minutes, then Goldberg took control, eventually forcing Sid to pass out in a Cobra Clutch maneuver. Once again, Da Man had defeated Vicious.

Surprisingly enough, not long after the battle at Mayhem, Vicious began allying himself with Goldberg, breaking off from the Outsiders, who had replaced him with Jeff Jarrett. The two groups feuded, with Bret Hart & Chris Benoit forming a third unit. Vicious focused his energies on Nash, since both were known for their ring-rattling powerbombs. At Starrcade ’99, they fought in a Powerbomb match, with the winner being the one who could powerbomb the other behemoth. Nearing the end of the match, the referee was accidentally ko’ed. Soon after, Sid powerbombed Nash, but the ref, out cold, missed it. Jarrett then came to the ring and knocked out Vicious with his guitar. Nash then attempted the powerbomb, couldn’t manage it, and then went and woke the referee, saying that he DID powerbomb him. The ref, still stunned and hurting, awarded the win to Nash, and for the third straight pay-per-view, Sid took the loss. He later competed in the World Tag-Team Title Tournament, drawing the Wall as his partner. They lost in the first round, though, to Scott Steiner & Kevin Nash.

In the beginning of ’00, an injury to Bret Hart vacated the World Heavyweight Title. Two men were finally picked to contend for the gold at Souled Out: Chris Benoit & Sid Vicious. The two had been allies for a few weeks, teaming against Jeff Jarrett & the Outsiders, but the ties quickly broke down when the World Title went on the line. It wasn’t helped that Arn Anderson, Benoit’s ally in the IV Horsemen (and the man that Sid had stabbed repeatedly once upon a time) became the referee for the fight. As the two fought for the biggest belt in the company, the locker room emptied, with many stars watching the battle from a better vantage point. Throughout the fight, Benoit worked over Sid’s knee, hammering it with dropkicks, stair-shots, a figure-four, and more. In the end, Sid’s Chokeslam only got him a 2 count, since Benoit was in the ropes. As Vicious argued with Anderson about the call, Benoit came from behind, getting the Crippler Crossface and making Vicious submit, winning the World Title. However, the next night, it was announced that since Vicious was actually on the ropes as well when the Crossface was applied, the decision was reversed (when in actuality it was because of Benoit leaving the company for the WWF).

With the belt still up in the air, Vicious continued to feud with Kevin Nash, who, after beating Terry Funk at Souled Out, was now the Commissioner of WCW. Nash put Vicious into a singles battle against Jeff Jarrett to “qualify” for the shot at the belt, while also outlawing Vicious’ powerbomb. Vicious, though, came through, taking out Don Harris (who subbed for Jarrett) to get to the title match against Nash himself. With the powerbomb still outlawed, Nash using his power against him, & the nWo forces fighting him, things looked bad for Vicious. But he turned it around, stealing Jarrett’s guitar from him and knocking out Nash for the victory, becoming the WCW World Heavyweight Champion for the first time. This was a milestone for Vicious, who became one of only a few wrestlers to win both the WWF & WCW World Titles during their careers.

At the next show, though, “Commissioner” Nash again used his power, stripping Vicious because he pinned Don Harris instead of Jarrett at the last show. Nash then made himself the World Champion. Vicious, of course, disagreed with Nash, and a Steel Cage match was set up for later that night, with Vicious facing a double-team of Nash & Ron Harris. Vicious came through, though, winning despite the double-team, and again walked out with the WCW World Title. Vicious continued to fight against the nWo, even as they began to disperse, feuding among themselves. This led to both Scott Hall & Jeff Jarrett being named the #1 Contenders to Vicious’ title. After Jarrett took out Nash, he took over the Commissionership, and used the Harris Boys to help him get the edge. At Superbrawl X, the three faced off, with a number of referees coming through the match and getting taken out. The Harris Brothers were also at ringside, aiding Jarrett against Vicious & Hall. Things looked bleak when Jarrett’s personal referee, Mark Johnson, came out and took over. But “Rowdy” Roddy Piper then appeared, wearing a ref’s uniform, and took out Johnson, then made the count when Vicious Powerbombed Jarrett, keeping the belt around Sid’s waist.

Jarrett, furious at what happened, continued to come after Vicious and his World Title for the next month, with repeated battles between the two. Jarrett was still the “Commissioner”, which meant a lot of problems for Vicious. Vicious, though, began to get aid from the returning Hulk Hogan. At Uncensored ’00, Vicious & Jarrett had their rematch for the World Title. During the bout, the assigned ref was taken out by Jarrett, and Mark Johnson again came out to give Jarrett the edge. But before Johnson could give the win to Jarrett, Hogan came out and stopped the count. He then beat on Jarrett enough to allow Vicious to get the win and keep the title. However, after the match, Jarrett, the Harris Brothers, & Scott Steiner beat on the two wrestlers. Vicious, though, continued to hold the World Title, at least for another few weeks.

In April ’00, Eric Bischoff & Vince Russo took over WCW, immediately vacating every title, including the World belt. Vicious confronted Russo about it, but threats towards his job forced him to drop the belt. Vicious immediately became part of the Millionaire’s Club, a formation between the older, more experienced wrestlers. They faced Bischoff & Russo’s New Blood, the younger athletes who had not been given the push they thought they deserved. The New Blood’s first move was to put the Millionaire’s Club against each other in the World Title tournament, while their man, the Chosen One Jeff Jarrett, was given a bye. Vicious faced Sting in the first round, and after interference from the New Blood, Sting got the win and moved on, while Vicious fell out of the World Title picture. He later vanished from sight altogether for the next year.

In November ’00, Scott Steiner, the WCW World Champion, was gloating along with his allies after putting Booker T out of action, the same as he had done to Sting. During the celebration, though, Ric Flair brought out Steiner’s next opponent: Sid Vicious. Vicious & Steiner brutally fought for the next few weeks leading up to Starrcade ’00. At the PPV, they went at it for the World Title. During the battle, Steiner put his submission hold, the Steiner Recliner, on Vicious, but Sid made it to the ropes. Later on, Steiner’s valet, Midajah, tried to interfere, but hit Steiner by mistake. The same thing happened when Jeff Jarrett made an appearance, but Jarrett stopped the referee from making the count afterwards. In the end, after all the interference, Steiner got the Recliner back on to make Vicious pass out, losing the match.

For the next month, Vicious continued to go after Steiner & Jarrett, getting some aid from the CEO of WCW, Ric Flair. Flair brought in a ‘mystery man’, who launched attacks on Steiner, Jarrett, & the rest of his crew. It was eventually signed for there to be a Four-Way World Title fight at WCW Sin, the PPV in January ’01, between Vicious, Steiner(c), Jarrett, and the mystery man. During the night, Flair announced that he never said when the mystery man would enter the match. This made the fight start with just the three, putting the double-team against Sid. Vicious came back, however, to attack both men. However, when he leaped off the turnbuckle at one point, Vicious landed horribly, getting a compound fracture in his leg which basically ended the match, as the “mystery man” ran down to kick Sid in the head so that Steiner could pin him. The masked man was then revealed as Road Warrior Animal.

The horrible injury put Sid Vicious out of wrestling for a very long time, as he did not return during the Turner-run WCW era. He is supposedly still recovering, healing up his leg and trying to learn how to walk once again. At this point in time, we’ll just have to see if Sid Vicious ever returns to the ring.

Main Biography:

World Championship Wrestling (first run, 1989-1991)

In 1989, Eudy signed with WCW and wrestled as Sid. Originally slated as a singles wrestler, Eudy was paired with Danny Spivey to form The Skyscrapers. Managed by Teddy Long, The Skyscrapers feuded with the Steiner Brothers and the Road Warriors. During this time, he incorporated the Powerbomb as his finishing move, popularizing it with audiences in North America. However, the team was short-lived; Eudy was replaced by Mean Mark Callous after suffering a broken rib and a punctured lung.

Following his recovery, Eudy returned as a member of Ric Flair’s Four Horsemen, and he was billed by the ring announcers as being from “wherever he darn well pleases”. As one of the Horsemen, Eudy feuded with Paul Orndorff and The Junkyard Dog. He unsuccessfully battled NWA World Champion Sting for the title, with his biggest chance coming at Halloween Havoc 1990, where a fake Sting (Barry Windham) in collusion with Sid, let Sid pin him after switching places with the champion in order for Sid to win the belt. They were thwarted when the real Sting came out and beat Sid.

Despite being offered a multi-year, guaranteed contract and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, Eudy left the company for the World Wrestling Federation.

World Wrestling Federation (first run, 1991-1992)

Sid made his TV debut in the WWF on the July 20, 1991 episode of WWF Superstars under the name Sid Justice. He was announced as the special guest referee for the main event of that year’s SummerSlam, where The Ultimate Warrior and then-WWF Champion Hulk Hogan teamed up against The Triangle of Terror (Sgt. Slaughter, Col. Mustafa, and Gen. Adnan) in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match. Later that night, Sid saved “The Macho Man” Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth from an attack at the hands of The Undertaker and Jake “The Snake” Roberts at the newly-wed couple’s reception. Sid dominated a short feud against The Undertaker before he took on Jake. In a match with Roberts Sid injured his biceps and couldn’t wrestle at Survivor Series 1991.

Entering at number 29, Sid participated at the 1992 Royal Rumble Match, wherein the winner would win the vacant WWF Title. He managed to be one of the Final Four wrestlers, along with Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and Ric Flair. He eliminated Savage and then Hogan over the top rope, leaving him and Flair in the ring. Hogan, who was still at ringside after being eliminated, grabbed Sid’s arm and distracted him long enough for Flair to eliminate Sid, win the Royal Rumble Match, and become the new WWF Champion. After the match, Sid and Hogan got into an argument in the ring and had to be separated by security. This incident temporarily turned Sid into a heel.

Less than a week later, on the January 25, 1992 episode of WWF Superstars, WWF President Jack Tunney held a press conference to announce who among Sid, Savage, Hogan, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and The Undertaker would face Ric Flair for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania VIII. Before Tunney even announced who the #1 contender would be, Sid stood up as if Tunney called his name. Yet to Sid’s annoyance, Tunney chose Hogan. After the press conference, Sid referred to it as “the most bogus act Jack Tunney has ever pulled off”. Sid later issued an apology to Hogan, which Hogan accepted.

Sid and Hogan then teamed up to face The Undertaker and Ric Flair on the February 8 edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event. During the match, after double-clotheslined Undertaker and Flair, Hogan reached to Sid for a tag. Sid refused to tag in, and walked out of the match. Hogan won the match by DQ.

On February 22 on an episode of WWF Superstars, Sid appeared as a guest on Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake’s “The Barber Shop”. Knowing that Hulk Hogan (Beefcake’s good friend) was not in the arena, Sid attacked Beefcake and destroyed the Barber Shop set with a chair (this was the final Barber Shop segment). Later that night, it was announced that Hogan would battle Sid (and not WWF Champion Ric Flair) at the main event of WrestleMania VIII; as a result, Flair would now face Randy Savage for the WWF Title. A week later, Sid hired Harvey Whippleman as his manager.

During their match at WrestleMania VIII, after Hogan got a near fall following his Atomic Leg Drop on Sid. Harvey Whippleman interfered, causing Hogan to win by disqualification and Papa Shango then came to the ring and attacked Hogan. Sid and Papa Shango continued to double-team Hogan until The Ultimate Warrior made his return and saved Hogan.

A month later, Sid left the WWF.

World Championship Wrestling (second run, 1993)

Eudy returned to WCW in 1993 and continued his feud with Sting. At the Fall Brawl 1993 PPV, Sting’s team (Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes, and The Shockmaster) defeated Sid Vicious’ team (Sid, Vader, and Harlem Heat (Kole & Kane) in a WarGames match. Also at Halloween Havoc 1993, in a rematch from the same PPV three years ago, Sting once again defeated Sid Vicious.

During their UK tour in Blackburn Lancashire on October 28 (four days after Halloween Havoc), Eudy was involved in a hotel bar scuffle with Arn Anderson. Both were rushed to the hospital; Anderson suffered scissor stab wounds to the chest and stomach. Fortunately, both survived the incident. Sid has apologized to Anderson for what happened, and the two are now on good terms.

Sid was released from WCW after several wrestlers threatened to walk out because of him. It had been planned to have Sid challenge then WCW World Champion Vader at Starrcade in December of that year with the slogans of “Who’s The Man?” vs “Who Rules The World?” used to hype it. But Sid’s departure removed him from this match and Ric Flair was elevated to be the challenger against Vader instead winning the title from him.

World Wrestling Federation (second run, 1995-1997)

Bodyguard of Shawn Michaels (February 1995-April 1995)

Sid returned to the WWF as Sycho Sid on the February 20, 1995 episode of Monday Night Raw as the bodyguard of Shawn Michaels. He, along with Jenny McCarthy, accompanied Michaels to ringside for HBK’s WWF Championship Match against the champion, Diesel at WrestleMania XI. Michaels had the match won with Sweet Chin Music, but Sid stood on the ring apron and distracted referee Earl Hebner, allowing Diesel time to recover. Due to this, Diesel was able to pin Michaels after a Powerbomb to win the match and retain his title.

The next night on Raw (April 3), Michaels told Sid that his services as his bodyguard were no longer needed and suggested not to show up for his rematch against Diesel for the WWF Title at the first-ever In Your House. Sid accepted it, but he attacked Michaels from behind and Powerbombed him three times. Diesel came to Michaels’ aid and clotheslined Sid over the top rope. Michaels sustained a legit back injury as a result of the attack and was sidelined for six weeks, thus taking him out of the title bout. This would also be the start of Michaels’ second WWE face run.

Million Dollar Corporation (April 1995-September 1995)

Two weeks later on the April 17 episode of Raw, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase announced Sid as the newest member of the Million Dollar Corporation after Bam Bam Bigelow left the Corporation. Also, Sid challenged Diesel to a match for the WWF Championship at In Your House, to which Diesel accepted. In that match, Diesel won the match via DQ and retained his title when Tatanka interfered. After the match, Sid and Tatanka continued to double-team Diesel until Bam Bam Bigelow came out to save him. At King of the Ring 1995, Diesel and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Sid and Tatanka. Sid faced Diesel once again at IYH 2: The Lumberjacks for the WWF Title in a Lumberjack match, which Diesel won. Sid was scheduled to face Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels at Summerslam 1995, but was replaced by Razor Ramon at the bequest of WWF President Gorilla Monsoon, with Ramon challenging for the title in a Ladder Match, as Sid was seen watching on the backstage TV monitors. Sid would face Michaels for the title on the September 5 RAW, but lose after receiving three superkicks. Sid then started a feud with Henry Godwinn; Sid defeated him at IYH 3: Triple Header.

Teaming with 1-2-3 Kid (November 1995 – January 1996)

On the November 13 episode of Raw, Sid faced the WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon in a non-title match, with Razor’s friend The 1-2-3 Kid as the special guest referee. Razor was about deliver the Razor’s Edge on Sid, but The 1-2-3 Kid pulled Sid out of it. Sid pinned Razor after the Powerbomb, with 1-2-3 Kid making a fast count, to win the match. After the match, The Kid then joined the Million Dollar Corporation.

In the first elimination match at Survivor Series, Sid and Ted DiBiase helped The 1-2-3 Kid pin Marty Jannetty to win and become the sole survivor for his team. Later in the event, Sid was randomly teamed up with Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson, and The British Bulldog to face Yokozuna, Owen Hart, Razor Ramon, and Dean Douglas in a “Wild Card” Survivor Series Match. Sid was eliminated by Razor Ramon after Michaels hit Sid with Sweet Chin Music. After his elimination, Sid powerbombed Michaels. At IYH 5: Season’s Beatings, Razor Ramon and Marty Jannetty defeated Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid. Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid teamed up the next night to participate in the Raw Bowl Match, which The Smoking Gunns won.

A severe injury sustained before or during a January 2nd, 1996 house show match in Hartford, CT with Bob Holly led to Sid’s departure from the WWF.
WWF Championship Push (July 1996 – June 1997)

Eudy would not be seen again in the WWF until July 8, 1996 on an episode of Monday Night Raw when he was announced as the replacement to The Ultimate Warrior (who left the WWF) for the six-man tag team match, teaming with Shawn Michaels and Ahmed Johnson against Vader, Owen Hart, and The British Bulldog (with Jim Cornette) at the main event of IYH 9: International Incident. At this time, he was already considered a face. Cornette’s team won the match.

The next night on Raw, Sid started a feud with The British Bulldog. Sid faced the Bulldog at SummerSlam on August 18th. Sid pinned Bulldog with the Powerbomb to win the match, despite interference from Owen Hart. At IYH 10: Mind Games on September 22 Shawn Michaels hit Mankind with Sweet Chin Music and went for the pin to retain the WWF Championship, but Vader came out, broke up the count, attacked Michaels, and got Mankind disqualified. After the match, Mankind and Vader double-teamed Michaels until Sid came out to make the save. He and Vader fought their way backstage, starting a feud between the two.

Sid fought Vader at IYH 11: Buried Alive on October 20 in a match where the winner would face Shawn Michaels for the WWF Championship at Survivor Series on November 17th. Vader hit the Vader Bomb on Sid, but Sid amazingly kicked out and fought back. Sid was about to Powerbomb Vader, but Vader’s manager, Jim Cornette got on the ring apron. Shawn Michaels pulled Cornette off the apron and hit him with Sweet Chin Music. Sid pinned Vader with the chokeslam to win the match and to become the number one contender for the WWF Championship. After the match, Sid celebrated his victory with Michaels.

At Survivor Series, Sid grabbed a camera from the cameraman and prepared to hit Michaels with it. Michaels’ manager, Jose Lothario got on the ring apron and told Sid to put the camera down, but Sid refused and hit Lothario in the chest with the camera. Although this was the act of a heel, the audience in MSG that night cheered wildy for him and booed Michaels. Sid dropped the camera and as soon as he turned around, Michaels hit him with Sweet Chin Music; however, Michaels went outside the ring to check on his manager instead of going for the pin. Sid hit Michaels in the back with the camera, threw him back in the ring, hit the Powerbomb, and pinned Michaels to become the WWF Champion.

At IYH 12: It’s Time on December 15 Sid defended the title against Bret Hart in a match where the winner would defend the title against Shawn Michaels at the 1997 Royal Rumble on January 19th. Hart made Sid tap out to the Sharpshooter, but the referee was knocked out. As Shawn Michaels was commentating at ringside, Sid and Bret Hart left the ring and started fighting right beside him. After Sid pushed Michaels then climbed into the ring with Hart, Michaels went to hit Sid but Sid threw Hart into him. Sid pinned Hart with the Powerbomb to retain the title.

At the Royal Rumble, Sid defended the title against Michaels. During the match, Sid hit the chokeslam on Michaels and he powerbombed him on the mats outside the ring. Later on in the match, Jose Lothario got on the ring apron and Sid approached him, but before he could do anything to Lothario, Michaels hit Sid in the back and the face with the camera, knocking him out in the process. Michaels went for the pin, but Sid amazingly kicked out. Michaels pinned Sid with Sweet Chin Music to become the WWF Champion for the second time. On the 2/17/97 episode of Monday Night Raw, Sid faced Bret Hart for the WWF Championship. Hart had Sid trapped in the Sharpshooter when Stone Cold Steve Austin came to the outside of the ring and hit Hart with a steel chair. Sid pinned Hart with the Powerbomb to win the WWF Championship for the second time.

At WrestleMania 13 on March 23 Sid defended the title against The Undertaker. During the match, both men amazingly kicked out of the other’s chokeslam. Bret Hart interfered causing The Undertaker to Tombstone and pin Sid to become the WWF Champion for the second time. Sid didn’t appear for around two months. He returned on the 5/12/97 episode of Monday Night Raw as a face, where he pinned Owen Hart and was to be the partner of The Legion Of Doom in their feud with The Hart Foundation. At King of the Ring on June 8 Sid and The Legion Of Doom faced The Hart Foundation (Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, and Jim Neidhart) in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. The Hart Foundation won when Owen pinned Sid with a roll-up. Sid made one more appearance, losing in a rematch against The Undertaker on Raw. This was Sid’s last appearance in the WWF.

Extreme Championship Wrestling (1999)

Sid appeared in ECW from January 1999 to May 1999 and feuded with the Dudley Boyz, John Kronus, Skull Von Krush, and Justin Credible. He left ECW due to the monetary problems plaguing the promotion.

World Championship Wrestling (third run, 1999-2001)

After his run in ECW, Eudy returned to WCW in 1999 where he feuded with Kevin Nash, Goldberg, and Scott Steiner. WCW began nicknaming Sid “The Millennium Man”, shortly after Chris Jericho’s “Millennium Man” gimmick debuted in the WWF. WCW even released a home video highlighting Sid’s return to WCW called Sid Vicious: Millennium Man, but on the original print the word “millennium” was misspelled. Upon returning to the WCW, Sid Vicious was dubbed as undefeated, having a winning streak much like Goldberg had previously. The majority of this streak was Sid coming to the ring and attacking wrestlers already in a match or immediately following their match, thus “defeating” them. Goldberg was the one to ultimately end his streak (WCW also chose to ignore Sid’s many losses in the company during his previous stint with them).

After the “Millennium Man” gimmick ran dry, Sid became a face and started to contend for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship; he was placed in a match at Souled Out 2000 in January to fill the suddenly-vacant title after Bret Hart was forced to relinquish the title due to a concussion. He would go on to lose the match and the title to Chris Benoit, but Benoit was on his way to the WWF at the time and the title was vacated the next night on Nitro.

The next week, Sid was presented with a challenge by Nash, who had become commissioner of WCW. If he could beat Don & Ron Harris in a match on Nitro that night, he would face Nash for the championship that night. Sid completed his first task and defeated Nash in the main event to win his first WCW world championship. Two nights later on Thunder, Nash stripped Sid of the championship due to him not beating the legal Harris brother in the match on Nitro. A rematch between Sid and Nash was set up, and just like he had on Nitro, Sid defeated Nash and became champion again. Sid would successfully defend the title at Superbrawl in February in a Triple Threat match against Scott Hall and Jeff Jarrett. On March 19, 2000, Sid defended his title against Jeff Jarrett. He won thanks in part to help from a returning Hulk Hogan, which set up a match for the following night’s Nitro pitting Sid and Hogan vs. Jarrett and Scott Steiner. During the course of the match, Sid turned heel and attacked Hogan, due to his being incensed that the fans were chanting Hogan’s name. He chokeslammed Hogan and forced the referee to count Hogan pinned (the official result was a no contest). This apparently might have been to set up a match for the upcoming Spring Stampede in April. However, shortly after this, WCW began its New Blood angle, and Sid (along with all the other WCW titleholders at the time) was stripped of his championship. He did not play a large role in the angle that followed, and he vanished for several months.

He returned late in the year as the challenger to Scott Steiner’s WCW Championship. Sid failed to defeat Steiner in their match at Starrcade, but remained in the title picture for a short time afterward.

Severe injury

Eudy was scheduled to face Steiner once again at the main event at Sin on January 14, 2001. Prior to the match, members of WCW management allegedly felt that Eudy needed to broaden his arsenal of wrestling moves and suggested that he try an aerial maneuver, despite his “unwillingness.”

During the match, Eudy consequently suffered a leg fracture following his leap from the middle turnbuckle in an attempted big boot. This had him landing his 300+ lb. frame on one foot while kicking with the other. The fracture, filmed during the event, was too graphic for many TV stations to reair. Eudy broke his left leg in half, snapping both the tibia and fibula, with at least one of the bones breaking through the skin.

After the injury, Sid pondered retiring from wrestling for good.

“I had about a year left on my contract, and I was thinking back then prior to hurting my leg what was I going to do as far as wrapping up my career. The only thing I really wanted to do was ideally go out in a big pay-per-view, like a WrestleMania or something like that main event, leave like that, and not come back again. It would really be the retirement match.”

A 17-inch (43 cm) rod was placed in his leg during the two-hour surgery. For a while he used a cane to walk. Sid later sued WCW claiming that he was made to jump off the middle rope against his objections.

The injury forced a plot change in the 2001 SuperBrawl Revenge event. The main event was supposed to be Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Page, and Sid against Scott Steiner, Jeff Jarrett, and Road Warrior Animal but was rewritten as Kevin Nash vs. Scott Steiner.

Personal life

Eudy is married to Sabrina Paige and they have two sons together, Frank and Gunnar. He now enjoys life in Marion, Arkansas. His favorite pastimes are softball and big game hunting.

History and Biography of The Big Show

Posted By on December 12, 2009

History and Biography of The Big Show

History and Biography of The Big Show

History and Biography of The Big Show

Date of Birth
8 February 1972, Aiken, South Carolina, USA

Birth Name
Paul Randall Wight Jr.

Big Nasty Bastard
The Giant
Big Show
The Showster
The Big Showbowski

7′ (2.13 m)

Bess Katramados     (11 February 2002 – 2007) (divorced) 2 children
Melissa Ann Piavis     (14 February 1997 – 2000) (divorced) 1 child

Mini Biography:

Paul Donald Wight better known in WWE as The Big Show was born on February 8, 1972 in Aiken, South Carolina. The Big Show was trained by Larry Sharpe. Big Show joined WCW on June 18, 1995 where he wrestled as The Giant. He wrestled with many famous WCW Superstars like Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Goldberg etc. Show debuted in WWE on February 9, 1999. Show signed a ten-year contract with the World Wrestling Federation on February 9, 1999. He debuted as a villain and as the member of Vince McMahon’s heel stable, The Corporation, at 1999 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre event. He defeated Mankind at WrestleMania and got a chance to become referee at the main event against The Rock and Steve Austin. Vince McMahon berated Show and Show then punched McMahon.

The Big Show then teamed up with The Undertaker and beating Kane and X-Pac for the WWF Tag titles but they lost titles a few weeks later to The Rock and Mankind. Show then got involved in an angle where his dad was apparently dying of cancer while he was feuding with the Big Bossman. The Bossman sent a fake policeman to report his father died during a RAW, which upset Wight huge. Later Show’s dad eventually died, and Bossman continued to further desecrate his father’s memory, as well as attacking Wight at his funeral. Show finally defeated the Big Bossman. Big Show was then sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling for few months to lose weight. Then after a long absense, Show makes his return at the Royal Rumble of 2001.

Now the big show is fighting with WWE under the brand WWE Raw & smackdown. He is currently the Unified Tag Team Champion with partner as Chris Jericho and is scheduled for a TLC match with the DX this week.

Main Biography:

World Championship Wrestling (1995–1999)

Wight debuted in WCW at The Great American Bash on June 18, 1995 as a plant during the match between Arn Anderson and The Renegade, who was accompanied by manager Jimmy Hart. Nearly a month later at a Main Event show, prior to Bash at the Beach, Wight interfered in an interview between Hulk Hogan and “Mean” Gene Okerlund. Wight introduced himself as The Giant, and claimed in character, to be the son of André the Giant and blaming Hulk Hogan for the death of his “father” resulting to the start of rivalary between Hogan and the big show.

On October 29, The Giant came to the ring with The Taskmaster and challenged Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, making his WCW in-ring debut. Giant was awarded the victory by disqualification after interference from Jimmy Hart, Hogan’s manager. Hart then revealed that the contract Hogan signed (which he had written) had a clause stating that the title would change hands on a disqualification, and, as Hart had intentionally caused a disqualification, The Giant was the new World Heavyweight Champion. The title was held up one week later as a result of the controversial finish of the match.

After a short feud with The Loch Ness Monster, The Giant won the World Heavyweight Championship a second time by defeating Ric Flair. After Hogan formed the New World Order (nWo), he defeated The Giant for the Championship at Hog Wild following interference from Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. The Giant joined the nWo twenty three days later, citing Ted DiBiase’s money as his primary motivation, feuding with Lex Luger and the Four Horsemen.

After the nWo and the nWo Wolfpac merged together again in January 1999, Hogan declared that there was only room for one “giant” in the group, and forced Giant and Nash to wrestle for that spot. Nash defeated him following a run-in by Scott Hall and Eric Bischoff. The Giant was then attacked by the entire nWo. Unhappy with his remuneration, Wight allowed his WCW contract to expire on February 8, 1999 at his 27th birthday.

World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment (1999–2006)


Wight signed a ten-year contract with the World Wrestling Federation on February 9, 1999, debuting as a villain and a member of Vince McMahon’s stable, The Corporation, at St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: In Your House. During the Mr Vince McMahon versus Steve Austin cage match, Wight tore through the canvas from underneath the ring and attacked Austin. However, Wight cost McMahon the match when he threw Austin into the side of the cage and the cage broke, spilling Austin outside to the floor and granting him the victory.

When The Undertaker was sidelined with injuries, Wight set his sights on the WWF Championship. After Steve Austin was run-over at the 1999 Survivor Series, Wight was given his place in the triple threat match for the WWF Championship. In that match, which also featured The Rock, he pinned Triple H to become champion.


Wight returned at the 2001 Royal Rumble, but was eliminated by The Rock. Angered by his quick elimination, Wight proceeded to chokeslam The Rock through the announcer’s table before leaving the arena. He then began competing for the WWF Hardcore Championship, which he lost to Kane in a Triple Threat match which also included Raven at WrestleMania X-Seven.

In late 2002, Wight was traded to SmackDown!, immediately challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship. Wight became a two-time WWE Champion defeating Lesnar at Survivor Series, after Brock’s manager Paul Heyman turned on him. At No Mercy, Wight defeated Eddie Guerrero for the WWE United States Championship and then formed an alliance with the then WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.


Wight abandoned a departing Lesnar immediately before WrestleMania XX. At the pay-per-view, Wight lost the United States Championship to John Cena.

On April 3, 2005 at WrestleMania 21, Wight faced Sumo Grand Champion Akebono in a worked sumo match; the match was added to the show to attract a strong pay-per-view audience in Japan, where Akebono is considered a sporting legend.

On October 17, Wight defeated Edge and was thus entered in an online opinion poll, with the winner of the poll facing John Cena and Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship at Taboo Tuesday. The poll was won by Shawn Michaels, meaning that the other two options would wrestle for the World Tag Team Championship. Wight teamed with Kane to defeat Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch for the Tag Team Championship.

ECW brand, ECW Champion and departure

At WWE vs. ECW Head to Head on June 7, Wight jumped to the returning ECW brand; he removed his Raw shirt to reveal an ECW shirt during a twenty man battle royal including members of the Raw and SmackDown rosters against members of the ECW roster.

On the July 4 episode of ECW on Sci Fi, Wight beat Van Dam to win the ECW World Championship with the assistance of ECW’s General Manager Paul Heyman, who declined to make the three-count for Van Dam after Van Dam hit his signature Five Star Frog Splash on the Big Show.

At Cyber Sunday he faced John Cena and King Booker in a Champion of Champions match. The fans voted for King Booker’s World Heavyweight Championship to be on the line. Booker won the match following interference from Kevin Federline, who was just beginning a feud with Cena at the time. At Survivor Series, Cena wrestled Big Show in a traditional 10-Man Survivor Series Tag Team Match, with Cena and Bobby Lashley leaving as the sole survivors of the match after Cena pinned Big Show to claim the victory due to a double team with Lashley. Wight then began a feud with Lashley, who left SmackDown! to join the ECW brand to participate in the Extreme Elimination Chamber match at December to Dismember for the ECW Championship. After busting Big Show open by breaking one of the plexiglass pods with his face, Lashley speared and pinned him to claim the ECW Championship. On December 6, 2006 following an unsuccessful rematch, WWE.com announced that Wight was taking time off from the ring to heal injuries he had sustained on ECW.

Return to WWE (2008–present)

A noticeably slimmer Wight returned to WWE under his last used ring name (The) Big Show, at No Way Out, stating that he had lost 108 pounds, previously weighing at least 500 pounds when he took time off from injuries. Wight then attempted to attack Rey Mysterio after his World Heavyweight Championship match with then champion Edge but got into a physical confrontation with boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. after Mayweather came from the crowd to defend his friend Rey. The confrontation ended with Mayweather breaking Wight’s nose with a punching combination.

Raw (2009)

On April 13, Big Show was drafted to the Raw brand as a part of the 2009 WWE Draft. At Backlash, Big Show interfered in a Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Championship between Cena and Edge, when he threw Cena into a spotlight, thus resulting in Edge winning the title.

At Night of Champions, Big Show was announced as Chris Jericho’s new tag team partner, after replacing Edge. The new duo was able to successfully defend the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship against The Legacy when Big Show forced Ted DiBiase to submit to the Colossal Clutch.

Personal life

Like André the Giant, Wight has acromegaly, a disease of the endocrine system. Wight underwent successful surgery in the early 1990s on his pituitary gland which halted the progress of this condition. By the age of twelve, Wight was 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall, weighed 220 lb (100 kg), and had chest hair. In 1991, as a member of the Wichita State University basketball team at age nineteen, Wight was listed at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m). His shoe size is 22 5 E, his ring size is 22.5, and his chest is 64 inches (160 cm) in circumference. In 2005, Wight leased a bus and hired a bus driver because of the practical problems his size presents to air travel and car rental.

Wight played basketball and football in high school at Wyman King Academy in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. He was a standout center for the basketball team and a tight end for the football team. While at Wichita State University, Wight played basketball, and is a member of the Beta-Chi Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Wight also attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 1992 to 1993 and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Cougars basketball team. During his one year at SIUE, Wight scored a total of thirty-nine points for the Cougars in limited action.

In December 1998, Wight was arrested and detained for allegedly exposing himself to a hotel clerk in Memphis, Tennessee. Wight was later released due to a lack of evidence.

Wight married his first wife, Melissa Ann Piavis, on February 14, 1997. They separated in 2000 and their divorce was finalized on February 6, 2002. Together they have a daughter named Cierra. He married his second wife, Bess Katramados, on February 11, 2002.

In March 1999, Wight was charged with assault by Robert Sawyer, who alleged that Wight had broken his jaw during the summer of 1998 in the course of an altercation at Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Uniondale, New York. Wight claimed that Sawyer had verbally abused, threatened, and shoved him, and that he had responded by punching Sawyer. After three days, Judge Thomas Feinman gave a verdict of not guilty.

History and Biography of The Sting

Posted By on September 11, 2009

History and Biography of The Sting

History and Biography of the sting

History and Biography of the sting

Date of Birth: 20 March 1959, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Sting, The Stinger

Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)

Hometown: Venice Beach, California

Birthplace: Omaha, Neb.

Pro Debut: 1985

Signature Maneuver: Scorpion Death Lock

Mini Biography:

Steve Borden was born on March 20, 1959 in Omaha, NE. In 1985, he started his career as part of a group of four bodybuilders known as Powerteam USA and they were trained by Rick Bassman. One of the men was the Ultimate Warrior. They went to Memphis together as the Bladerunners. Sting’s name was Flash in Tennessee and he became Sting when they moved to the UWF. Sting became one of the top stars in the UWF before it was sold in 1987.

A New Superstar:
Sting became a star at the first Clash of Champions when he fought Ric Flair to a 45 minute draw. He was a top face in the company and won the Crockett Cup with Lex Luger. In 1989, he became Ric Flair’s partner in their feud against the Great Muta and Terry Funk. In early 1990, Sting became a member of the Four Horsemen but he was quickly kicked out for signing for a match against Flair for the title.

Ruptured Patella and The Black Scorpion:
On the night he was kicked out of the Four Horsemen, Sting injured his knee while trying to enter a steel cage to get to Ric Flair. After being out of action for almost half a year, he beat Ric Flair in his return to become the new champ. His first title reign was marred by some of the worst booking ever as he feuded with the Black Scorpion. He lost the title back to Flair in January 2001.

How did WCW Stay in Business so Long?
Sting regained the title from his former friend Lex Luger. He then feuded with the Dangerous Alliance and Big Van Vader. Around this time, Sting starred in three very expensive vignettes featuring Cheetum the 1- eyed-midget who taunted Sting about his opponents Jake Roberts & Vader and later blew up his boat. In addition, it seemed that everyone who teamed with Sting would eventually turn on him.

The New World Order:
When WCW was invaded by the NWO, Sting was the best chance to save WCW. The NWO created a fake Sting that fooled his partners and the fans. Sting was upset that everyone thought he turned bad and he underwent a strange transformation. Gone was the short-haired surfer-dude in bright spandex. Sting returned as mysterious figure. He looked like the Crow and spent most of the year in the rafters with a bat and his bird.

Starrcade ’97:
Sting faced Hulk Hogan at Starrcade ’97 in the most anticipated match in the company’s history. The ending is still a baffling mystery to fans to this day as there was supposedly a fast count that caused the match to be restarted. The NWO soon split into two factions and Sting joined the good-guy Red and Black Wolfpack. In 1999, Sting tried a heel turn but the fans wouldn’t accept him as a bad guy.

The End of WCW:
In 2000, Sting feuded with Vampiro and was later injured by Scott Steiner. He wasn’t seen from again until the final Nitro match when he beat Ric Flair in a re-match from the very first Nitro. Without a doubt, Sting is the most famous wrestler of this era to have never worked for Vince McMahon. During the end of his WCW run, he became born again and has written a book and made a DVD about the experience called Sting: Moment of Truth.

Post WCW:
Since the sale of WCW, Sting has wrestled sporadically for the World Wrestling Allstars and for TNA in matches usually featuring Jeff Jarrett. In 2006, Sting signed a one year deal to wrestle for TNA. That deal has been extended and he has gone on to win the World Championship at three consecutive Bound for Glory events. That is the biggest event of the year for TNA.

Main Biography:

Professional wrestling career
Borden was hired to help recruit a fourth member of Powerteam USA, a professional wrestling stable headed by Red Bastien and Rick Bassman containing three other former bodybuilders while at his Gold’s Gym in San Fernando Valley. After many failed to be recruited, Borden was given an offer to be the fourth member. At the time, Borden had little interest in wrestling, but Bassman constantly tried to recruit him in which Steve finally agreed. Borden trained under Red Bastien, Bill Anderson and Rick Bassman for ten weeks and debuted in November 1985 as Flash Borden.

Universal Wrestling Federation (1985–1987)
Power Team USA disbanded in 1986, and two of the members, Borden and Jim “Justice” Hellwig (later The Ultimate Warrior), formed a tag team known as the Blade Runners. Borden changed his name initially from Flash to Sting, while Hellwig became Rock. The Blade Runners wrestled in the Universal Wrestling Federation based in Shreveport, Louisiana until Rock left the promotion in mid-1986. Left without a partner, Borden joined Hotstuff and Hyatt International, a stable headed by Eddie Gilbert and Missy Hyatt. He won the UWF World Tag Team Championship twice with Gilbert in 1986 and a third time with Rick Steiner in 1987. Initially a heel wrestler, Sting turned face following a match against Terry Taylor in mid-1987, where former manager Gilbert interfered on Taylor’s behalf, costing Sting the match. Following a two-on-one gangup, Gentleman Chris Adams cleared the ring and became instrumental in Sting’s face turn when Adams asked if Sting was with him or against him in his feud with Taylor and Gilbert. It was during this period of working for Bill Watts that Eddie Gilbert publicly endorsed Borden by stating to a ‘dirt sheet’ that Sting would be a megastar in the future. Later that year, Sting was tabbed to win Gilbert’s UWF Television title until Jim Crockett bought the company from Bill Watts. Booker Dusty Rhodes decided to put the belt on Terry Taylor to set up a feud with Nikita Koloff to unify the NWA and UWF Television titles. The decision was made to use unknown Shane Douglas as the transitional champion by Rhodes, who did not want to diminish Sting’s growing stardom with a brief title run.

National Wrestling Alliance


Rhodes decided to use the opening bout of Jim Crockett’s first foray into pay-per-view, Starrcade ’87, to showcase the young superstar, partnering Sting with Michael P.S. Hayes and Jimmy Garvin in a time-limit draw battle against Eddie Gilbert, Rick Steiner, and Larry Zbyszko. Having established himself as a rising star, Sting was one of the few UWF alumni to be pushed through the NWA. At the inaugural Clash of the Champions, Sting challenged Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The match itself was booked as a 45-minute time-limit draw. Sting lost to Flair in several non-televised rematches following the Clash and later that year continued to battle against other members of the Four Horsemen. Sting teamed with Nikita Koloff at the The Great American Bash challenging Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson for the NWA World Tag Team Championship; the match ended in a 20-minute time-limit draw. Rhodes continued to book Sting in title matches throughout the year against both NWA United States Champion Barry Windham and NWA Television Champion Mike Rotundo. In the fall of ’88, Sting was attacked by The Road Warriors after a televised match. Sting was chosen as the most over face with the fans by Rhodes, who knew turning Hawk and Animal heel would be no easy task. Dusty Rhodes teamed with Sting to challenge for the tag team belts at Starrcade ’88, defeating The Road Warriors by disqualification.

Sting then returned to singles matches in 1989, starting the year off on New Year’s Day wrestling Ric Flair to a one hour draw in Atlanta’s Omni. After a long push, he finally won his first title in the NWA when he defeated Mike Rotundo for the NWA Television Championship. He defended the TV Championship actively but tended to face sub-par challengers such as the Iron Sheik. In mid 1989, The Great Muta was booked to challenge Sting on July 23 at The Great American Bash. The match was a classic Dusty Finish even though the “American Dream” had been fired months before. Sting got the three-count and was announced as the winner. A replay showed Muta’s shoulder was up at the count of two and the NWA decided to declare the title vacant. Sting and Muta battled in many rematches, but they always ended in disqualification, giving neither man the championship. Eventually, Muta won a no disqualification match against Sting to win the title after using a blackjack to get the win. In the main event of The Great American Bash, Ric Flair faced Terry Funk. After Flair got the victory, he was attacked by Muta, who was a part of the J-Tex Corporation, only to have Sting come to his rescue. Sting and Flair feuded with Muta and Funk for the rest of summer and fall, culminating in a Thunderdome Cage match between the two teams at Halloween Havoc ’89, which Flair and Sting won. The alliance with Flair resulted in Sting joining the Four Horsemen along with the Andersons, Arn and Ole.

Sting finished out the year winning the four-man round robin Ironman tournament at Starrcade ’89. The night ended when he defeated Flair in the final match to accumulate the necessary amount of points needed to win. It also made Sting the number one contender for Flair’s NWA World Title, which was the catalyst for the events that immediately followed.


Sting was summarily dismissed from the Horsemen on February 6, 1990 at Clash of the Champions X: Texas Shootout after refusing to relinquish an upcoming title shot at Flair, thus restarting their rivalry. Later that evening, Borden suffered a legitimate knee injury while interfering in a Steel Cage match featuring the Four Horsemen. Borden’s injury forced WCW bookers to find a new opponent for Flair for the forthcoming WrestleWar pay-per-view. Sting also resumed his on-screen friendship with Lex Luger, about this time. Luger unsuccessfully challenged Flair for the title in a series of matches while Sting recuperated. Sting played a part in the finish of the match at WrestleWar, as Luger relinquished his chance to win the title in favor of helping Sting at ringside, who was in great peril at the hands of the other Horsemen. WCW officials wanted Flair to drop the title to Luger at WrestleWar, but he refused. Flair said that he had promised Sting that he would be waiting for him to get better, and would hold the belt until then. Flair felt that Sting, as the top face in the company, deserved the belt more than Luger, a man he held little regard for offscreen. At the Capital Combat event in May, Sting was accosted by the Four Horsemen and thrown into a metal cage at ringside and rescued by RoboCop.

After Borden’s recovery, Sting finally defeated Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on July 7, 1990, at the Great American Bash. He went on to feud with title contenders Flair and Sid Vicious. Vicious appeared to defeat Sting in a title match at Halloween Havoc, but the “Sting” who he pinned was revealed to be an impostor, played by Horseman Barry Windham. The real Sting appeared soon after and pinned Vicious to retain his title when the match was restarted. During this time, Sting became distracted by a masked man known as “The Black Scorpion” who taunted and attacked Sting on many occasions. This feud culminated in a final showdown between Sting and The Black Scorpion at Starrcade: Collision Course. The Cage match ended with Sting pinning and unmasking the Scorpion, who turned out to be Ric Flair.

World Championship Wrestling

Sting’s championship reign ended on January 11, 1991, when he was defeated by Flair in a rematch from Starrcade. In the same month, WCW seceded from the National Wrestling Alliance, in the process recognizing a WCW World Heavyweight Championship and a WCW World Tag Team Championship. Sting then feuded with Nikita Koloff in the summer of 1991. He also took part in what many consider to be one of the best matches of 1991, teaming with Lex Luger to face the Steiner Brothers at the first SuperBrawl pay-per-view. That match had also triggered the feud with Koloff when he took a chain-shot intended for his partner Luger (who had been feuding with Koloff at the time). In August 1991, Sting defeated Steve Austin to win a tournament for the WCW U.S. title. At Starrcade ’91 Sting went on to win the first ever Battlebowl in which he received a Battlebowl championship ring. At the end of 1991, Sting became embroiled in a feud with the Dangerous Alliance, headed by manager Paul E. Dangerously. The stable targeted Sting because he was the so-called “franchise” of WCW, and vowed to destroy both him and the promotion that he was the face of, although he was also being targeted by Luger, who had once again turned heel and as WCW Champion viewed Sting as a threat. Sting engaged in many matches with Dangerous Alliance members, especially “Ravishing” Rick Rude, who was the group’s main star. It was during this feud that he won the first of his six WCW World Heavyweight titles, defeating Lex Luger at SuperBrawl II on February 29, 1992. The feud ended when Sting and his allies, named Sting’s Squadron (consisting of himself, Ricky Steamboat, Dustin Rhodes, Barry Windham, and Nikita Koloff) defeated the Alliance (Rude, Austin, Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko, and Bobby Eaton) in a WarGames match at WrestleWar in May 1992; the match would get a 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer.

Near the end of Sting’s battles with the Dangerous Alliance, the seeds were sown for what arguably became one of the most famous feuds of his career. In April 1992, he defended his WCW World title at The Omni in Atlanta against the 450-pound Big Van Vader. During the match, Vader splashed Sting, cracking three of his ribs and rupturing his spleen. Sting recovered and defended his title against Vader at The Great American Bash in July, dropping the belt to him after missing a Stinger Splash (hitting his head on the ringpost in the process), and receiving a powerbomb. After beating Cactus Jack in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Beach Blast and WCW newcomer Jake Roberts in a “Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal” match at Halloween Havoc, Sting again faced Vader in the “King of Cable” tournament final at Starrcade, where Sting was victorious. The Sting-Vader feud continued into 1993, with Vader defeating Sting in a bloody Strap match at SuperBrawl III. Sting exacted revenge by beating Vader for the World title on March 11 in London, England, but lost it back to him six days later in Dublin, Ireland. Sting then teamed with WCW newcomer Davey Boy Smith to beat the team of Vader and Sid Vicious at Beach Blast, in a match that was set up by a mini-movie that saw an evil midget blow up Sting’s boat. At the end of the year, Sting was one of the first people to congratulate the newly-returned Ric Flair after his title victory over Vader at Starrcade. Sting feuded with Vader and Rude through the first half of 1994, defeating Vader in a match for the vacant WCW International World title at Slamboree after Rude was forced to vacate due to his suffering a career-ending injury against Sting in Japan. Soon afterward, Flair turned heel and defeated Sting in a title unification match at Clash of the Champions XXVII. Sting spent the second half of ’94 and most of 1995 teaming with new arrival Hulk Hogan in his battles against the Three Faces of Fear and later against the Dungeon of Doom.

In October 1995, Flair convinced Sting to team with him in a tag match against Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman at Halloween Havoc, as Anderson and Pillman had attacked Flair earlier in the night. Flair was unable to come out for the first part of the match and Sting fended off both Anderson and Pillman alone. Finally, Flair came out, but eventually turned on Sting and reformed the Four Horsemen with Anderson, Pillman, and later Chris Benoit. Sting closed out 1995 by feuding with the Horsemen. His alliances with Hogan and Randy Savage led the Horsemen to attack them as well.


The first part of 1996 had Sting teaming with Lex Luger (who had returned to WCW in September 1995) to win the WCW World Tag Team title from Harlem Heat. The reign was highlighted by the face Sting usually oblivious to the cheating tactics of Luger (a tweener) which became the means by which they usually retained the title. When Luger became temporarily unavailable in March 1996, Harlem Heat member Booker T teamed up with Sting on one occasion to successfully prevent the title from changing hands. A rematch between Harlem Heat and the team of Luger and Sting then came the following night, in which a mutual respect was displayed between Sting and Booker T. Harlem Heat eventually won the title back on the June 24, 1996 edition of WCW Monday Nitro. Sting also received a World title shot against The Giant at Slamboree, but lost after accidental interference from Luger.

In the summer of 1996, Sting was the first to stand up to “The Outsiders” (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall). They had a match at Bash at the Beach with Sting being joined by Randy Savage and Lex Luger. The Outsiders announced they would have a 3rd man in their corner as well. In the opening minutes of the bout, Hall and Nash’s partner was nowhere to be seen, but the WCW contingent’s 2 on 3 advantage was short lived as Luger had to leave the match early due to an injury. Sting and Savage fought against Nash and Hall until the arrival of Hulk Hogan, who was apparently about to back up the WCW wrestlers until he attacked Savage with his Leg drop finisher in a swerve. The three subsequently formed the New World Order (nWo) at the end of the match, which was ruled a no-contest. The nWo introduced an impostor Sting (played by Jeff Farmer), which led the crowd to believe that Sting had turned his back on WCW during a WarGames match at Fall Brawl. When the real Sting returned he was upset by the fact that many wrestlers believed that he had in fact betrayed WCW despite his denials, that he himself felt betrayed, and so he left WCW by declaring himself a “free agent.” He began appearing in the rafters at WCW events; his new silent persona, complete with corpse paint, a trench coat, and longer hair replacing his spiked haircut, was quite obviously inspired by The Crow. He was joined in the rafters on a few occasions by Randy Savage. He also began using a baseball bat as his signature weapon. The nWo, in turn, began to paint Farmer’s face in the same fashion to try to continue the confusion, becoming known as nWo Sting. While appearing on a WCW/nWo merchandise special on QVC Sports in late 1999, Sting admitted that Scott Hall initially suggested the idea of painting his face like the character from The Crow. Sting continues to use this type of face paint, occasionally with different designs and the use of color. In an unusual loyalty test, Sting confronted WCW wrestlers in the ring and shoved them a few times with his bat until they were provoked enough to advance on him, at which point he drew the weapon back into a more threatening stance, causing them to stop. He would then hand the bat to the offended wrestler and turn his back, offering them a chance at retaliation. When the wrestler declined, Sting would nod, retrieve the bat, and leave the ring. Following the eventual revelation of his loyalty to WCW, he began coming to the aid of many of these wrestlers (often at the end of a television taping) during group battles with the nWo.

After nearly six months of uncertainty and mystery, Sting finally showed his true colors as a face by single-handedly taking out the entire nWo at Uncensored in March 1997. The pay-per-view had drawn to a close and the nWo were celebrating with their new found partner, NBA star Dennis Rodman, when Sting rappelled down over 70 feet from the roof of the arena via zip-line and began his historic battle against the nWo in which he ended up giving the Scorpion Death Drop to the principal members of the nWo: The Outsiders, Randy Savage, and WCW World Champion Hollywood Hogan. After this attack, he frequently rappelled from the rafters or even came up through the ring to attack unsuspecting nWo members and employ decoy Stings to play mind games during the closing segments of WCW Monday Nitro. Sting’s appearances to fight the nWo at the end of almost every WCW Monday Nitro helped to keep and widen the ratings gap between WCW and the WWF throughout the summer. On-screen commissioner James J. Dillon tried many times to get Sting to return to wrestling by making contracts to fight various nWo members, but Sting ended up tearing up the contracts because there was only one man he wanted: Hollywood Hogan.

Sting and Hogan finally met at Starrcade for the WCW World Championship, with Sting winning controversially due to a decision by special guest referee Bret Hart when he reversed the decision made by referee Nick Patrick after Hogan pinned Sting after what he believed to be a “fast count.” The match was restarted and Sting made Hogan submit to the Scorpion Deathlock. It was heavily rumored that Sting was supposed to get a “clean” victory in the match, but in the days leading up to the match, Terry Bollea (Hogan), invoking his “creative control” clause in his contract, changed his stance on the outcome from a “clean” finish to a tainted finish that didn’t weaken his character. The compromise ended up being the controversial ending of the match. The next night on WCW Monday Nitro, Hogan protested the decision which led to a rematch. The rematch met with the same result and later in the week on the inaugural episode of WCW Thunder, on-camera commissioner J.J. Dillon held the title up and forced Sting to surrender the belt. It was during this situation that Sting said his first words on camera in a year and a half. Upon handing over the belt, he told Dillon, “You’ve got no guts!” and then turned to Hogan and said, “And you….You’re a dead man!” Sting eventually recaptured the title with help from “Macho Man” Randy Savage at SuperBrawl VIII. He went on to have successful title defenses against the likes of Scott Hall, Diamond Dallas Page, and Kevin Nash before losing the title to Savage at Spring Stampede in April 1998, due to interference from Nash.

In the end, Sting amassed three victories over Hulk Hogan, while Hulk Hogan has never been able to defeat Sting. Sting is one of only four wrestlers that have defeated Hulk Hogan without losing to him. Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, and The Rock are all undefeated against Hogan, although Hogan has pinned Sting in a tag team match on Nitro, and he pinned The Rock in a tag team match on Raw. Sting has the highest amount of victories over him.

Later in 1998, nWo split up owing to differences between Hogan and Nash. Nash formed the tweener group known as the nWo Wolfpac. Months later, debate arose as to whether Sting would join one of the factions. Sting made an entrance, sporting the black and white shirt, only to reveal his true stance with the Wolfpac. Soon after, he changed his white face paint to red as well as his ring attire accordingly. Sting held the tag team titles as part of Nash’s stable. He and the Giant won the titles at Slamboree. When the team split, Sting was allowed to choose Nash as a partner as a result of his victory at The Great American Bash in Baltimore. Throughout the summer, Sting, along with fellow nWo Wolfpac members Nash, Lex Luger, and Konnan feuded with Hogan’s heel faction, nWo Hollywood. Soon after, Sting engaged in a feud with Bret Hart, as a result of Hart’s (kayfabe) betrayal after claiming to respect Sting as a result of their similar finishing holds, the Sharpshooter and the Scorpion Deathlock. After suffering (kayfabe) injuries as the result of a bat attack by Hart during a match at Halloween Havoc, Sting disappeared from WCW Television for several months. During this time, the nWo recombined and went fully heel again after The Fingerpoke of Doom incident in 1999. Afterward, Sting left the stable and went out on his own once more.


In the early spring of 1999 Sting made a return on Nitro and then, at Spring Stampede, fought against Hogan, Flair and DDP for the World Heavyweight Championship, with Page winning the belt. However, Sting defeated Page for the title several weeks later on Nitro, only to lose it to him a little over an hour and a half later in the Main Event in a four-way match set up by Kevin Nash (the fourth participant was Goldberg). Page pinned Nash, allowing him to win the title without beating the champion. This unsuccessful title defense ended the shortest title reign in WCW history. Later Sting had a short feud with Goldberg which ended at Slamboree and followed to a feud with Rick Steiner. In June and July Sting teamed up with Kevin Nash in a battle against Team Madness. After Hollywood Hogan came back and Nash turned heel, Sting became part of an angle which featured himself, Hogan and Goldberg fighting Nash, Sid Vicious and Rick Steiner. Sting teased turning heel by first attacking Hulk Hogan at Fall Brawl, hitting Hogan with his baseball bat several times en route to regaining the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Sting’s heel turn and subsequent attitude change did not go over well with the fans. They still cheered him despite the fact that he was supposed to be the bad guy. He retained against Hulk Hogan at Halloween Havoc after Hogan arrived to the ring in street clothes and merely laid down for a 3-count, but promptly lost an unsanctioned defense to Goldberg at the end of the night. Sting was stripped shortly thereafter (due to an attack on referee Charles Robinson), and returned to being a face. He was given the opportunity to regain the title in a tournament, but lost to Bret Hart in the semi-finals. He then began a feud with former partner Luger.

In 2000, Sting had an intense feud with the newcomer Vampiro. Vampiro set him alight in a “Human Torch Match”(at the heel of the match switched with stuntman, who was set on fire and thrown of the balcony), but came back to even the score with Vampiro. He was “injured” by Scott Steiner in 2000, leaving WCW TV for good. However, he returned for the last episode of Monday Nitro, on March 26, 2001 and defeated his longtime rival Ric Flair, embracing in a sportsmanlike fashion at the end of the contest. Fittingly, this was the last WCW match ever, and the final match between Sting and Flair, ending a 13-year, on-again/off-again feud.

World Wrestling All-Stars (2002–2003)
Sting returned to professional wrestling in late-2002, touring Europe with the World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA) throughout November and December. His first match with the WWA was on November 28, 2002 in Dublin, and saw Sting team with Lex Luger to defeat Buff Bagwell and Malice. On December 6 in Glasgow, Scotland, Luger defeated Sting in a match for the vacant WWA World Heavyweight Championship following interference from Jeff Jarrett. On December 13, 2002 in Zürich, Switzerland, Sting defeated Luger to become the WWA World Heavyweight Champion.

Sting toured Australia with the WWA in May 2003. On May 21, he successfully defended the WWA World Heavyweight Championship against Rick Steiner and Shane Douglas in Sydney. On May 23 in Melbourne, he retained the title in a match with Disco Inferno, despite interference from Chris Sabin and Konnan. On the last ever WWA show, on May 25 in Auckland, New Zealand, Sting lost the WWA World Heavyweight Championship to NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett in a championship unification bout following interference on Jarrett’s behalf by Rick Steiner. This last show aired on pay-per-view in the United States on June 8, 2003.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling


In 2003, Sting signed a contract committing him to four appearances with the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion. He debuted in TNA on the June 18 one year anniversary show, teaming with Jeff Jarrett to defeat A.J. Styles and Syxx Pac. Following this, Borden engaged in a comprehensive series of sitdown interviews with Mike Tenay, discussing his career and his faith. Sting returned to TNA on November 5, 2003, defeating Jarrett by disqualification in a match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. On November 12, Sting teamed with A.J. Styles to defeat Jarrett and Lex Luger. He made his final TNA appearance of 2003 on December 17, defeating Jarrett in a non-title match.

On March 24, 2004, Borden was interviewed once again by Mike Tenay as part of the promotion for his direct-to-video biographical film, Sting: Moment of Truth, and on March 31, he returned to the company one night only as the special guest enforcer for the main-event, a 4 Way match between Abyss, A.J. Styles, Raven, and Ron Killings, which Raven won.

On December 11, 2005, at Turning Point, as Jeff Jarrett stood in the ring celebrating his victory, the lights in the arena went out, images of a scorpion—Sting’s symbol—then appeared on the arena screens, along with the date “January 15, 2006.” Spotlights then illuminated the ring, revealing that a chair bearing Sting’s signature trench coat, boots, and black baseball bat had been placed in the center of the ring. His return to TNA was officially announced one minute after midnight on the January 1, 2006 episode of Impact!.


At Final Resolution, Sting and Christian Cage defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett and Monty Brown after Sting pinned Jeff Jarrett following the Scorpion Death Drop. His heavily promoted return was greeted with chants of “welcome back” and “you’ve still got it” by the Orlando, Florida audience. TNA later revealed that Final Resolution was “by far the most-purchased TNA pay-per-view event in company history, breaking all previous numbers”. On the January 28, 2006 episode of Impact!, Sting made his Spike TV debut and first appearance on national television in almost five years, coming to the ring at the end of the show to make a “major announcement.” Sting noted that he had never had a chance to properly say goodbye to his fans. He then announced that Final Resolution had been “his goodbye”, before thanking the TNA management and the fans. Sting then dropped his bat, with a spotlight appearing over it, and left the ring, shaking hands with various TNA wrestlers on his way up the ramp.

With Sting gone, the storyline continued with Jeff Jarrett and Eric Young worrying that Sting had not actually retired and sending Alex Shelley to California to videotape Sting at home. Sting discovered Shelley filming, then walked up to Shelley’s car and told him that he was going to show up at Destination X and confront Jeff Jarrett as “Steve Borden.” Clad in “street clothes” and without facepaint Borden returned at Destination X, saving Christian Cage and Rhino as they were attacked by Jarrett’s Army. He placed Jarrett in the Scorpion Deathlock, but was attacked by the debuting Scott Steiner shortly thereafter. In his first cable television match in five years, Sting defeated Eric Young on the April 13, 2006 episode of Impact!. After being attacked by Jarrett, Steiner, and America’s Most Wanted. Sting was saved by A.J. Styles, Ron Killings, and Rhino, who he announced as his teammates in his Lethal Lockdown match with Jarrett’s Army. At Lockdown, Sting, A.J. Styles, Ron Killings, and Rhino (billed as “Sting’s Warriors”) defeated Jarrett, Steiner, and America’s Most Wanted after Chris Harris tapped out to the Scorpion Death Lock. Following Lockdown, Sting proceeded to seek out partners to help him defeat Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner for good. After bringing out Lex Luger, Buff Bagwell, and Rick Steiner as options, he settled on Samoa Joe. At Sacrifice, Sting and Samoa Joe defeated Jarrett and Steiner when Joe pinned Jarrett with a Muscle Buster.

Still having proven unsuccessful at putting Jarrett away, Sting defeated Scott Steiner by disqualification to earn as spot in the King of the Mountain match at Slammiversary. Due to a confrontation with Christian Cage during the match, Sting was distracted, allowing crooked referee Earl Hebner to knock over the ladder both were on, sending both to the floor and allowing Jarrett to win. At Victory Road in July, a four-man Number One Contender match was held for a shot at Jeff Jarrett for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. During the match, Jeff Jarrett, disguised as a cameraman came into the ring with a bottle of gasoline and squirt it into Sting’s eyes. Sting was taken by security into the back and as a result, taken out of the running for the number one contender match. As it continued as a 3-man contest, Sting returned to the ring with his head wrapped in bandages. After performing the Scorpion Death Drop on Scott Steiner, Sting pinned Steiner and won the number one contendership. After a confrontation with Christian Cage in the ring right after the match, they both shook hands, and Cage showed his respect for Sting. On August 13, 2006 at Hard Justice, however, Sting failed to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship losing to Jeff Jarrett after Christian Cage turned heel and hit Sting with Jarrett’s guitar. On the August 17, 2006 edition of Impact!, Sting stated that he wanted a rematch with Jeff Jarrett at Bound for Glory, TNA’s biggest pay-per view of the year. Jarrett accepted the match, with the implication that Sting put his career on the line, a stipulation Sting accepted. Sting then retreated to train for what could have been his final match. Meanwhile Impact! began showing videos of Sting going through a so-called transformation with many biblical references.

On October 22, 2006, in a Title vs. Career match at the Bound for Glory PPV, Sting returned debuting his new look, a hybrid of his surfer, crow, and nWo Wolfpac styles, looking much leaner physically. He went on to claim his second NWA World Heavyweight title when Jarrett submitted to the Scorpion Deathlock marking the first major championship title Sting had won since 1999. With that victory, Sting became the oldest NWA World Heavyweight Champion of the TNA era, as well as the only person to ever win the title both before and after the inception of TNA. He lost the title to “The Monster” Abyss at Genesis by disqualification after pushing aside the referee and pushing Abyss into a stack of tables covered in barbed wire. In the weeks following Genesis, Sting’s feud with Abyss continued as he tried to get in Abyss’ head by telling him he was being used by his satanic manager James Mitchell. Abyss was visibly affected by this, but remained by Mitchell’s side. Sting’s former friend Christian Cage and his bodyguard Tomko were also thrown in the mix, with Cage claiming he knew a dark secret in Abyss’ past. The three finally met in a Three Way match for the NWA World Heavyweight title at Turning Point, with Abyss retaining the title. After Turning Point, Sting continued to try to convince Abyss he was nothing but a machine for Mitchell, and he got so far into Abyss that Abyss grabbed Mitchell by the throat, almost chokeslamming him on an edition of Impact!, but ultimately convinced himself not to.
As 2007 came along, Sting continued his feud with Abyss while trying to recapture the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. At Final Resolution, Sting faced off against Abyss and Christian Cage for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship but failed to win back the championship. On the January 24, 2007 edition of Impact!, Sting revealed after going through public records that Abyss shot his own father three times in the back, sending him into a coma. During the ensuing brawl throughout the Impact! Zone between Sting and Abyss, James Mitchell burned Sting’s face with a fireball, sending Sting to the hospital. Sting, however, returned to defeat Abyss at Against All Odds in a “Prison Yard” match, and also would once again defeat Abyss at Destination X in a “Last Rites” match. On the March 22 edition of Impact!, Sting teamed with his enemy Abyss to face Christian Cage and A.J. Styles. During the match, Mitchell returned with a woman who Abyss recognized. Abyss then left with Mitchell and the woman, leaving Sting alone to fight Cage and Styles. The following week on Impact!, during a meeting between Sting and James Mitchell, it was revealed that the woman was Abyss’ mother, and that she was the one who had actually shot Abyss’ father, but Abyss took the blame to protect his mother. Later in the night, it was announced Abyss was added to the Lethal Lockdown match at Lockdown as part of Team Cage while Sting ended up joining Team Angle. At Lockdown, Sting (with the help of Jeff Jarrett) pinned Abyss to win the match and in the process end their bitter rivalry.

Due to his win, he was supposed to be facing Christian Cage for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at Sacrifice, but the next week on Impact!, Kurt Angle challenged Sting for his number one contendership. After Team Cage interfered in the match, it was revealed that at Sacrifice there would be a three way match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship between Sting, Kurt Angle, and Christian Cage. In the match, Sting tapped out to the Ankle Lock while pinning Cage (technically making him the first superstar to pin or force Cage to submit in TNA), so the title was vacated. After Christopher Daniels attacked Sting near the end his King of the Mountain qualifying match with Samoa Joe costing him the match, he began a short feud with “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels. At Slammiversary, Sting defeated Christopher Daniels with the Scorpion Death Drop.

After his feud with Daniels, Sting began teaming up with his former enemy, Abyss (who had recently turned face). Together at Victory Road, they defeated A.J. Styles and Tomko. While trying to help Abyss to win a match against A.J. Styles, Sting and Abyss were attacked by Christian’s Coalition. Abyss was pulled under the ring and Sting was slammed into broken glass by Tomko, before Abyss emerged bleeding badly and was slammed into the broken glass and thumbtacks. The next week, Sting and Abyss got revenge by defeating Christian and A.J. Styles in a ladder match, in the process earning a contract that allowed them to pick the type of match between Abyss and Christian at Hard Justice. It was announced via TNA mobile that Abyss had selected “Doomsday Chamber of Blood” match. Sting’s team won, with his partner Abyss pinning A.J. Styles to become the number one contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. On the August 30 edition of Impact!, Sting defeated Samoa Joe, A.J. Styles, and Christian Cage in a Four-Way match to become the co-holder of the TNA World Tag Team Championship with Kurt Angle. Yet after only thirteen days, Sting and Angle lost the titles to Adam “Pacman” Jones and Ron “The Truth” Killings at No Surrender. During the match, Karen Angle claimed that Sting had slapped her. This led to a falling out between Sting and Kurt Angle and on the first two hour edition of Impact!, Kurt Angle was shown via satellite (kayfabe) stalking and assaulting Sting’s son Garrett. It was announced that Sting would face Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Bound for Glory. The match was billed as return to his roots for Sting, who enjoyed enormous popularity and success in the Atlanta based World Championship Wrestling earlier in his career. At Bound for Glory, Sting overcame interference by both Karen Angle and Kevin Nash to pin Kurt Angle after a Scorpion Death Drop to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Sting lost the championship back to Kurt Angle on the October 25 edition of Impact (taped October 16). Sting then challenged Angle to a rematch at Genesis in a tag team match. Angle chose Kevin Nash as his partner, while Sting’s partner was a mystery until during the event where his partner was revealed to be Booker T. In the match, whoever scored the pinfall would win the TNA World Championship. Kurt Angle retained the TNA World Championship by pinning Sting. This would be the final TNA appearance of Sting in 2007 as he would take some time off to be with his family.

On the March 20 edition of Impact!, after a brawl between members of both Team Cage and Team Tomko, a promo aired at the end of the show indicating that Sting would return the next week on the first-ever live Impact! episode. Sting then made his official return on March 27, announcing that he would be a part of Team Cage for the Lethal Lockdown match at Lockdown. Later on the show, he teamed with members of Team Cage (Christian Cage, Kevin Nash, Rhino, and Matt Morgan) and defeated Team Tomko (Tomko, A.J. Styles, James Storm, and Team 3D) in a 5-man tag team match. Morgan was added when James Storm attacked Sting with a glass bottle after the match. Sting, however, later gained revenge by defeating James Storm when Matt Morgan threw him his baseball bat. Morgan then ripped off his referee shirt and revealed a Team Cage shirt, thus becoming the fifth member. At Lockdown, Team Cage defeated Team Tomko when Rhino Gored Storm to get the pinfall.

At Victory Road, Booker T faced Samoa Joe for the TNA World Title. During the match, Sting tried to talk sense into Joe, as he was brutally beating Booker T, potentially towards a disqualification. Joe rebuked him, and Sting struck him with his trademark black baseball bat. Over the coming weeks, the feud between Joe and Booker intensified, with episodes ending with Booker T or Sharmell striking Samoa Joe with Sting’s trademark bat as Impact! went off the air, leading to a question of whether Sting had turned on Samoa Joe and became a heel (although receiving a face reaction), Sting sided with Booker T. At Hard Justice, Sting attacked A.J Styles after he and Kurt Angle wrestled a Last Man Standing match.

Sting later admitted to why he attacked Joe and Styles by saying that the younger generation needed to learn about respecting veterans like Angle, Booker, and himself. He declared that he wouldn’t retire until he had accomplished this mission. This led to mixed fan reactions, and sparked a feud between him and TNA World Heavyweight Champion Samoa Joe, as well as Jeff Jarrett who arrived to aid Samoa Joe and A.J. Styles by giving them his guitar as Sting had done with his bat.

At Bound for Glory IV, Sting challenged Samoa Joe for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and was successful in claiming the title, after Kevin Nash returned and hit Joe with Sting’s baseball bat. On October 23, Sting joined The Main Event Mafia (Kurt Angle, Booker T, Sharmell, Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, and himself) and by doing so, he fully turned heel for the first time in years. At Lockdown 2009, he lost the TNA World Heavyweight Championship to Mick Foley inside the Six Sides of Steel. At Sacrifice, he pinned Kurt Angle to become the new Godfather of the Main Event Mafia. However, on the episode of Impact! following Slammiversary Sting was scripted to be attacked by his fellow Main Event Mafia members. The following week, he took his revenge upon the mafia, when he attacked every member of the group and stole Angle’s world heavyweight championship belt turning him face in the process. At Victory Road, Sting faced Samoa Joe in a singles match. Later in the match, Taz made his TNA debut and helped Joe beat Sting. Sting then went on to challenge for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Hard Justice.

Personal life

He became a born-again Christian in August 1998. Borden is married to Sue and the couple have two sons, Garrett (born 1991) and Steven (born 1992), and a daughter, Grace (born January 2000). The family are Pentecostal Christians. The Borden family is actively involved with their church, called Church on the Rock, in Santa Clarita, California. Borden’s brother, Jeff, is senior pastor. His son, Garrett, attends Azusa Pacific University where he plays fullback on the football team.