WWE: Sting requested specific referee for Triple H WrestleMania match

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WrestleMania 31 contained several memorable moments that are sure to go down in WWE history, one of which of course was the long-awaited debut match for wrestling legend Sting.

Sting request

With fans having waited months (if not years) to see Sting fight on the WWE stage they may have come away slightly disappointed that he was unable to win out vs Triple H.

A new report though will offer some solace, revealing that, such was his attention to detail ahead of the huge occasion, that Sting officially requested referee Charles Robinson - a man who oversaw some of his matches during Sting's WCW days.

The fact that the 50-year-old was in charge for Sting's first ever WWE match adds a nice feeling of symmetry considering how his WCW career ended.

Charles Robinson was also the referee for what proved to be WCW's final ever match - seeing that man Sting be defeated by Ric Flair in 2001.

Planning for perfection?

The Robinson request gives fans an insight into just how meticulous Sting was with his preparations for his fight with Triple H.

Having waited so long to make his mark on the top promotion in the business, the veteran wrestler clearly wasn't leaving anything to chance when it came to the moment itself.

With the entirety of NWO and DX reuniting in the middle of the ring at one point on Sunday night, Robinson certainly had his work cut out keeping everything in order.

Top career

Robinson is amongst the most respected referees in the business and has overseen a number of monumental WWE matches since arriving in the company back in 2001.

After taking charge for the final matches of Edge and Shawn Michaels in years gone by, as well as Ric Flair's WrestleMania XXIV retirement match, he can now add Sting's WWE debut to his illustrious list.

Where next?

Many WWE fans had expected to see Sting come away from WrestleMania 31 with a victory. His loos vs Triple H therefore begs the question where next for the legend.

With his contract only including a severely limited number of live shows it is likely we won't see him continue to feud with HHH in person. A hotly tipped WrestleMania 32 match against The Undertaker though is what everyone is hoping for a little further down the line.

What do you think WWE fans? Were you impressed with Sting's WWE debut, and did the company make the right call for him to lose? Let us know in the comments section below...

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