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Unused Sting WCW Starrcade Shirt Design by Steve Stanley [1997]
The former WCW artist responsible for some of my favorite illustrations from the company shared with me this art over on Twitter:

"A rejected concept t-shirt for Sting vs Hogan/Starrcade ‘97. Subliminal tee." 
"See if you can spot the secret message."

Steve mentioned that this was the first time he’s ever shared this work of his online and even sent over his original mock-up:

Very cool work — love knowing that Steve Stanley can appreciate the love I still have for World Championship Wrestling and contribute to the page! Follow him over on Twitter!

This is AWESOME!

wcwworldwide does a fantastic job documenting the history of WCW and the wrestlers that graced the squared circle in the promotion while it was still around. He’s gained quite the following too with former WCW employees and alumni following him and sharing little jewels like this Sting tshirt.

Pro wrestling fans new and old need to follow Worldwide NOW.

wcwworldwide:

Unused Sting WCW Starrcade Shirt Design by Steve Stanley [1997]

The former WCW artist responsible for some of my favorite illustrations from the company shared with me this art over on Twitter:

"A rejected concept t-shirt for Sting vs Hogan/Starrcade ‘97. Subliminal tee."

"See if you can spot the secret message."

Steve mentioned that this was the first time he’s ever shared this work of his online and even sent over his original mock-up:

Very cool work — love knowing that Steve Stanley can appreciate the love I still have for World Championship Wrestling and contribute to the page! Follow him over on Twitter!

This is AWESOME! wcwworldwide does a fantastic job documenting the history of WCW and the wrestlers that graced the squared circle in the promotion while it was still around. He’s gained quite the following too with former WCW employees and alumni following him and sharing little jewels like this Sting tshirt. Pro wrestling fans new and old need to follow Worldwide NOW.
wcwworldwide:

Sting: NWA World Heavyweight Champion - The Great American Bash [July 7th, 1990]
A great shot of Sting directly after his match against Ric Flair where The Stinger won his first world heavyweight championship. Sting had joined The Four Horsemen earlier on in the year but had the entire group turn on him whenever he had the audacity to challenge Flair for his title, which led to Ric Flair and the Horsemen revealing that they never looked at Sting as a actual equal member of the stable.
The Horsemen turned heel, Sting became the ultimate babyface and this win against “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair was WCW’s way of making Sting their Golden Child, their Franchise Player for a newer, younger generation.

If you ask me this was one of the greatest eras in professional wrestling history.

wcwworldwide:

Sting: NWA World Heavyweight Champion - The Great American Bash [July 7th, 1990]

A great shot of Sting directly after his match against Ric Flair where The Stinger won his first world heavyweight championship. Sting had joined The Four Horsemen earlier on in the year but had the entire group turn on him whenever he had the audacity to challenge Flair for his title, which led to Ric Flair and the Horsemen revealing that they never looked at Sting as a actual equal member of the stable.

The Horsemen turned heel, Sting became the ultimate babyface and this win against “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair was WCW’s way of making Sting their Golden Child, their Franchise Player for a newer, younger generation.

If you ask me this was one of the greatest eras in professional wrestling history.

Oct 8

Halloween Havoc ‘92 promotional advertisement

Halloween Havoc ‘92 promotional advertisement

Oct 6
You have to love this old school advertisement for Halloween Havoc ‘90 featuring the 4 Horsemen and Sting. I know I do. The sad thing is the graphics used in this ad were considered cutting edge at the time!

You have to love this old school advertisement for Halloween Havoc ‘90 featuring the 4 Horsemen and Sting. I know I do. The sad thing is the graphics used in this ad were considered cutting edge at the time!

wcwworldwide:

"Wild Time!" - TV Guide [August 14-20, 1999]

That amazing cleavage that Kevin Nash is showing might be the reason he was known as “Big Sexy”. In fact, I’m almost sure of it.


World Heavyweight Champion Sting

World Heavyweight Champion Sting


Big Van Vader hoists Sting up for a military press

Big Van Vader hoists Sting up for a military press

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"Sting — Wanted: Dead or Alive" - WCW Magazine #30 [August 1997]
The Crow-Sting is probably my favorite version of The Stinger, even if he never wrestled a single match in this particular get-up.  By the time he took on Hogan, the makeup had evolved a bit beyond being nothing more than a rip-off of the 1994 Brandon Lee film.

I always considered the evolution of his face paint as a rip off of Marilyn Manson.

wcwworldwide:

"Sting — Wanted: Dead or Alive" - WCW Magazine #30 [August 1997]

The Crow-Sting is probably my favorite version of The Stinger, even if he never wrestled a single match in this particular get-up.  By the time he took on Hogan, the makeup had evolved a bit beyond being nothing more than a rip-off of the 1994 Brandon Lee film.

I always considered the evolution of his face paint as a rip off of Marilyn Manson.

As characters Sting and the Ultimate Warrior never crossed paths. However, they were in WCW at the same time for a short period in the late ’90s.

We could imagine how different things may have turned out if they had ended up starting a program together. Oh so many different possibilities.

What if the two came in to a power struggle over the nWo after joining forces and finishing heel Hogan off for good? Perhaps the two  took over the nWo and the nWo turned face, or even disbanded the nWo altogether? Maybe they started feuding, allowing the nWo to further run wild on WCW when a fresh face stepped up to the plate as new leader of the nWo.

Those are just a few ideas that pop in to my head when I think about this dream match and I would love to hear any ideas that anyone reading this may have!