WWE Hall Of Famer Sting was recently a guest on the Apter Chat podcast to talk about several professional wrestling topics. During the appearance, Sting discussed how he came up with the Scorpion Deathlock and how he felt when WWE bought out WCW. Here are the highlights:
How he came up with the Scorpion Deathlock:
“I was fortunate enough in those early days, while I was still with Bill Watts, (Giant) Baba from Japan wanted me to come do a show,” Sting said.
“Bill sent me to Japan and there was a wrestler named Riki Choshu. He used that hold and I went ‘oh, I like that’ and so then the scorpion kinda popped in all at the same time and attempting to brand myself.”
His reaction to WWE buying WCW:
“It was shocking. It was surreal,” Sting said. “It was emotional because it was a lot of years of a lot of sacrifice. Fighting tooth and nail to not be the second class wrestling organization, but to finally evolve into the number one wrestling organization in the world. To be that first class wrestling organization.
“A global machine. And to just watch it slip through your fingers and be gone and totally out of your control, I always said it was like the enemy coming into your camp and having their way.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions