The wrestler known as The Icon had built anticipation after posting a cryptic tweet that read simply ‘7-14-14.’ There had long been rumors that Sting was in discussions with the WWE for a contract and already confirmed reports that he was in the WWE 2K15 video game.
It turns out Monday’s appearance was just that — an official announcement that Sting would be the pre-order bonus character in the video game, which will be released on October 28.
A press release shared more details of the Sting return, revealing that players will have two options when playing as his character.
The release read:
“One of the most popular and revered competitors in WCW history, Sting will be featured in “WWE 2K15” through two unique playable characters: the mysterious, ghost-like persona with trademark black-and-white face paint who was the face of WCW during the “Monday Night War” era, as well as his earlier look, sporting bright colors and a blond, flattop hairstyle.”
Sting debuted in the WCW in 1991, quickly becoming one of the league’s marquee wrestlers. He would go on to win eight WCW championships, and had some iconic feuds with rivals that included “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, the New World Order (nWo), Vader, Rick Rude, The Four Horsemen and Ric Flair.
“The only thing for sure about Sting is nothing’s for sure, except my debut in WWE 2K15” Sting said in the press release. “I’m honored to have my legacy immortalized in a video game. It’s showtime!”
Those hoping to see Sting actually step foot in the ring might have been a bit disappointed, but some WWE insiders think there could be more to come.
ProWrestling.net writer Jason Powell said the WWE could have more in store for Sting.
“For those who somehow missed it, Sting tweeted today’s date on his Twitter page recently,” he wrote in a live blog on Monday’s Raw episode. “Obviously, this is what he was referring to. I don’t think we will get more of him tonight, but I don’t think this is it for Sting and WWE doing business together.”
Those who want to see if the WWE has plans for Sting that extend beyond video games should stay tuned.