Tonight’s AEW event in North Carolina is a time to bid farewell to an icon as Sting prepares to wrestle his final match AND would be a great time to announce that a wrestling legend is on his way to Puyallup to the Washington State Summer Con. Sting will be with us on SUNDAY ONLY, June 23rd, to meet his fans, take photos (in full makeup), and sign autographs. Tonight marks Sting’s end of his legendary career including his storied WCW run and stops in WWE and TNA.
Steve Borden, better known by the ring name Sting, is an American professional wrestler. As of December 2020, he is signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he is one-half of the current AEW World Tag Team Champions with Darby Allin. Borden is known for his time as the face of two American professional wrestling promotions: World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1988 to 2001 and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) from 2006 to 2014. Although the World Wrestling Federation (WWF; renamed WWE in 2002) purchased WCW in 2001, Borden did not sign with them then.
Prior to WCW, he wrestled for the National Wrestling Alliance’s (NWA) Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP)—which became WCW in 1988—the Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF), and the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA). Borden has worn face paint throughout his career, and in 1996, changed from the multi-colored paint of his “Surfer” persona to the monochromatic paint of the “Crow.” He also incorporated elements of The Joker in the later part of his time in TNA.