For many years wrestling fans wondered if Sting would ever sign with WWE, and he finally made his debut with the company at Survivor Series in 2014.
The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion went on to face Triple H at WrestleMania 31 a few months later and in the end it was Triple H who picked up the victory.
WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson recently discussed the match on the ARN Podcast and he said that Vince McMahon wanted to “nail one last nail into the coffin” when it came to letting fans know WWE beat WCW in the Monday Night Wars.
Anderson also went into the commentary and noted that the announcers were fed specific lines by Vince McMahon.
“All it did was give the announcers – and I know this was fed to them – they just buried Sting. ‘Minnow in a big pond.’ Just total condescending. ‘Guy’s out of his element.’ ‘This is WrestleMania now.’ ‘You’re just a small minnow in a huge lake.’”
Even though fans waited a long time to see Sting in WWE, his run with the company was less than memorable.
After WrestleMania 31 he went on to wrestle just one more match for the company, which ended up being his final match, when he challenged Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship at Night of Champions in 2015.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016 and he officially retired during his induction speech.