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[1998-06-08-WCW-Nitro] Interview: Sting


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  • 2 months later...

Tony Schiavone is thrilled to introduce new NWO member Sting! Ugh. Sting looks horrible in the red face paint. This is not the first time they have said the first Great American Bash was in 1998. Sting tries to relax his promo style to sound more like Nash and it doesn't quite work.

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Hogan and Bret are in the NWO suite and again Bret is a sidekick. I guess Elizabeth is black and white and Hogan kisses her on the cheek. That made no sense. Also, why is Hogan going crazy vs. Savage. Enough of this.

 

 

Tony introduces Sting. I really realized during this promo that Wolfpac being under the NWO is the biggest issue as them as a faction within WCW wouldn't have been terrible and Nash could have asked for some redemption. There is something so wrong with STing giving the NWO sign to fans down the aisle. Stings promo is pretty annoying and again not much of a sell for the main event of GAB.

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Certainly the "why?" of the change is completely ignored here. Sting never really explains himself. Of course, there's a really logical point - they have common enemies! Everyone hates Hogan! This would make so much more sense if the Wolfpac didn't also call itself the nWo.

 

Seeing the end of it... Crow Sting is a really weird bit of business. Clearly they landed on a killer angle, but it's not quite clear how committed Sting was at the time (see all the comments Bischoff has made about his prep for Starrcade). But he didn't NEED to be committed, because all he had to do was sit there and occasionally drop in for the angle to work. But it's like no one ever thought out what it would mean when he actually returned and needed to talk and have a character beyond "he sits in the rafters and drops down." And Sting was not the kind of promo guy to be ad libbing a new character, even if he presumably had a year to consider it. So it makes sense that they basically gave up after six months and reverted to his old character (they even gave him color back), and WCW by this point was simply not good at explaining the logic of their angles.

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