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Sting pro
Steve Borden
BornMarch 20, 1959
FromOmaha, Nebraska, United States

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameSting
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight250 lbs (114 kg)
BilledVenice Beach, California


Steve Borden (March 20, 1959) better known by his ring name Sting, a American professional wrestler, who performed in WCW.

Sting is known for his time spent as the public face of two major professional wrestling promotions: the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling, which displaced the World Wrestling Federation as the leading professional wrestling organization in the United States from 1995 to 1998. Borden is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, having cultivated a legacy over a career spanning more than three decades in which he held 15 world championships.

Sting's 14-year tenure with WCW and its predecessor, Jim Crockett Promotions, began in 1987. Dubbed "The Franchise of WCW", he held a total of 15 championships in the promotion – including the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on six occasions, the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship on two occasions and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on one occasion – and made more pay-per-view appearances for the company than any other wrestler. Sting has been described as the WCW counterpart to the WWF's Hulk Hogan. Against Hogan, Sting headlined the highest-grossing PPV event in WCW history at Starrcade in December 1997. Upon the acquisition of WCW by the WWF in March 2001, Sting and his long-term rival Ric Flair were chosen to perform in the main event of the final episode of Nitro.

Sting held 25 total championships throughout his career, including 21 between WCW and others. Readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated named him "Most Popular Wrestler of the Year" on four occasions, a record he shares with John Cena. In 2016, Sting was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. Slam! Sports wrote that he holds "a lofty level of prestige that few will ever touch".