A sight WWE fans thought they would never see will come true on Sunday March 29 at WrestleMania 31, as Sting will compete inside of a WWE ring when he takes on Triple H.
Maybe it’s not exactly the dream match WWE fans were longing for, but Sting vs. Triple H is more than what any fan could have hoped for, the fact we’re getting to see Sting compete at WrestleMania is a huge deal in itself.
Last year there was so much speculation surrounding Sting and whether he had indeed signed with the WWE, every week there was a different rumour but the weekend of the Survivor Series pay-per-view saw Sting finally appear on WWE television.
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Team Authority were on the brink of victory with Triple H taking out the referee and having Seth Rollins pin Dolph Ziggler but the fans felt the goosebumps when the video aired and Sting made his way to the ring to take out Triple H and help Team Cena defeat The Authority.
Ever since, Sting has been a thorn in Triple H’s side and the COO hasn’t backed down from the battle either. Calling out Sting for a face to face confrontation at the WWE Fastlane pay-per-view, Triple H called for Sting to back down - but Sting wasn’t going down without a fight either. With his bat on Triple H’s throat, he demanded the WrestleMania match and Triple H accepted.
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We have seen Sting appear on WWE television a number of times now, at Fastlane and on two episodes of Monday Night Raw as well and each appearance only continues to build-up the excitement for the big match at WrestleMania because of all the history behind it and the continued hype surrounding the fall of WCW.
The WCW angle the WWE are utilising is a great way to make this out to be a revenge mission for Sting, he’s mentioned that he’s waited 14 years to get his hands on Triple H and that length only makes the fans want this match to happen sooner rather than later. Credit has to go to Triple H also, who – like Bray Wyatt – has kept the feud alive when his opponent wasn’t there on multiple occasions.
Fans have been waiting for so long to see Sting in the WWE, when WCW closed in 2001 the waiting game began but Sting opted not to jump ship and continued to build his legacy elsewhere. After so many years, Sting will face off against Triple H in an attempt to restore balance.
WHO NEEDS THE WIN?
We shouldn’t assume that Sting will walk into the WWE and pick up a win right off the bat, the manner in which the WWE have built up this feud shows that Triple H – even though he wears the suit nowadays – is still the cerebral assassin who will stop at nothing to take down the final piece of WCW at the grandest stage of them all.
Triple H did a huge job last year when he put Daniel Bryan over and then he went on to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, can he really lose two WrestleMania’s in a row? It wouldn’t really harm his reputation or his career if he did.
Whereas for Sting, if this is his only match in the WWE then going off on a loss would be a big swerve on the WWE’s part and we’ll be left thinking ‘what if’ in regards to what would have happened if Sting had brought down Triple H or even faced off against the match every fan wanted - The Undertaker.
It’s already a highly anticipated clash, but the excitement will only continue to grow day by day as The Vigilante gets ready to lock horns with The Cerebral Assassin at WrestleMania 31.