Why did the WWE bring Sting back?

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WrestleMania XXXI on Sunday was filled with shocks and granted the dreams of wrestling fans both young and old.

Daniel Bryan and John Cena left with new titles while Seth Rollins gave the show of shows a historic ending.

Fans got to see the return of the Undertaker for the first time in 12 months since losing his unbeaten streak at WrestleMania XXX.

The match included baseball bats, sledgehammers, an entrance inspired by the Terminator and a scene many thought they would never see.

The post-match scene was incredible as Sting and the members of the NWO stood opposite Triple H and the members of D-Generation X. 

As great as the match was and with the very respectful and deserving post-match handshake between the two legends, there were then questions asked.

The match became the quite literal Monday Night War as the faces of WCW went against the faces of WWF/E.

Fans are however divided in the aftermath of the match on one key question - why did the WWE bring Sting in if he was going to lose?

An upset or much expected?

Many felt that Sting would win in his first ever WWE and WrestleMania match and to some the concept of Triple H winning was unthinkable.

Sting to win was 1/7 to win according to Sky Bet which made him a very heavy favourite.

So the question of was the match an upset victory or the obvious playing out will continue on, but every has an idea for why Sting lost.

Several reasons

Some feel that Sting was meant to take on the Undertaker all along but concerns over the Undertaker's health kept that idea in jeopardy.

Some feel that having Sting actually wrestle in the WWE was done so that his induction into the Hall of Fame one day more meaningful.

Some even saw and still see the match with Triple H as a way of bringing him into the company ahead of a huge clash with the Undertaker at WrestleMania XXXII in Dallas next year.


Sting losing to Triple H however could be seen as something much more subtle and whilst some choose to view the events as the long awaited conclusion to the Monday Night War, was there another message?

Sting was one of the biggest names in WCW and until Sunday, was the only one not to lose a match to a WWE legend.

Was Sting brought in to make the victory over WCW complete and send a final laugh towards the company's former rival?

For myself, it really felt like he was brought in to make their victory in the Monday Night War complete and it was the only poor part of a great show.

What do you think GiveMeSport fans? Why do you think Sting was brought in? Was a prelude for Sting vs Undertaker or a final message to WCW? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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