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[1998-06-14-WCW-Great American Bash] Sting vs The Giant


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  • 2 months later...

Last few minutes. Since each guy is now on opposite sides but they are tag team champions, the winner gets to claim the titles with the partner of his choice. The WCW lifestyle seems to have taken something out of Giant. He beats the guy with three scorpion deathdrops.

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I don't know if the match was any good overall, but the finishing stretch was surprisingly effective. Sting worked with a lot of energy, and Giant did fine with his force-of-nature kickouts. The crowd popped bigtime when Sting hit the third scorpion deathdrop off the top, like his victory actually meant something. That felt like a huge fucking achievement after the preceding mess of Piper-Savage vs. Hogan-Hart.

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Sting vs. The Giant - WCW Great American Bash 1998

 

Surprisingly, The Giant was one of the better booked wrestlers of 1998 for WCW. He had his issue with Nash, had his neck broken, came back and then proceeded to try new ways to exact revenge. At first, it was teaming with Piper against Hogan & Nash and then finding a tag partner to rob Nash of the tag titles. It did not feel super heated from the promos I watched because nothing was super focused, but hey match-to-match it was pretty good. Giant joining NWO Hollywood makes sense from a babyface:heel ratio perspective more than anything else, but hey he hates Nash so that makes sense! Sting joining the Wolfpac is just the lamest thing ever. Sting is just not cool.

 

Best Sting match of the year as he actually wrestled like a normal wrestler you know trying to execute exciting offense and selling well. Giant is just an athletic freak of nature. Watching him yesterday move around at Survivor Series last night and then watching him rock it 16 years earlier was incredible. He started by rushing into the corner and laying out on the corner for Sting to kick him around. Stinger Splash eats a big boot. Giant's heat segment is actually pretty good. Sting's finish stretch was actually exciting and fun. He dropkicks the knee, but cant get the Scorpion Deathlock because Giant is just too big. Three Scorpion DeathDrops with teases of Giant chokeslam and had my house rocking on Thanksgiving with my Dad and Mom getting into it. Just a touch better than DDP match as they keep it short and sweet. ***

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This was actually a good chop-down-the-tree finish and maybe the match is worth watching in full. Sting seems like a guy who should match up well with the Giant, and the finish here is pretty strong support for that theory. Giant powers out of the deathlock and kicks out of two death drops, but a death drop off the turnbuckle finally puts him down. Good heat for this, too.

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