WWE Hall Of Famer Sting has had one of the most legendary careers in professional wrestling history. “The Stinger” started with Jim Crockett promotions back in 1987 and would go on to become one of the promotion’s biggest stars of all time.
Over his years, Sting collected a plethora of championships with the promotion. This included one NWA World Title, six WCW World Heavyweight Titles, two WCW United States Titles, and so many more. Of course, WCW would eventually go out of business and was purchased by WWE.
Rather than sign with WWE like many of his former WCW coworkers did, Sting went a different route. After a brief stint with World Wrestling All-Stars, Sting signed with Jeff Jarrett’s then-new startup promotion TNA. Sting remained loyal to the company for over a decade before departing in 2014.
As we all know, Sting made his WWE TV debut that same year and would begin the build to his WrestleMania match with Triple H. The Hall Of Famer was recently a guest on the Apter Chat podcast to talk about his professional wrestling career. Sting revealed Vince McMahon’s reaction when he decided to sign with TNA instead of WWE after WCW went under.
Sting said he was on the phone with Vince, who said he found it hard to believe that he was going to TNA after the legacy he left behind in WCW. Vince allegedly described the decision as “bleh.” Of course, over a decade later Sting would send out a text message to both Triple H and Vince McMahon that would get the ball rolling on his WWE debut.