Steve Borden (born March 20, 1959), is an American professional wrestler, actor, author and former bodybuilder. He is better known by his ring name Sting. He is currently under contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He is best known for his time with the former World Championship Wrestling (WCW), World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
|Born||March 20, 1959|
|Lives in||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Professional wrestling career|
Blade Runner Flash
Blade Runner Sting
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Billed from||"Every man's nightmare"|
Venice Beach, California
|Trained by||Bill Anderson|
|Debut||November 28, 1985|
During his time with WCW, he was known as "The Franchise (of WCW)". He is also known as "The Stinger", "The Icon", "The Man Called (or They Call) Sting", and "The Vigilante". Also, during a time in 2011, he went through a Joker (a character played by the late Heath Ledger in movie The Dark Knight in 2008) phase that was dubbed "The Insane Icon". He held a total of 15 championships in WCW. This includes the WCW World Heavyweight Championship six times, the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship two times, and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship one time. He has appeared on more PPVs in WCW than any other wrestler. When the WWF bought WCW in March 2001, Sting decided to not sign with them.
Sting joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in 2003. Throughout his 11 years with the company, Sting was a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, a four-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time TNA World Tag Team Champion with Kurt Angle, and was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2012.
Sting made his WWE debut on November 23, 2014. He attacked Triple H and cost Team Authority the match. Sting faced Triple H at WrestleMania 31. He lost but shook Triple H's hand after the match.
He became a born-again Christian in August 1998. Sting has two sons, Garrett Lee and Steve, Jr. and a daughter named Gracie. After the 2015 NFL draft, his son Steven was invited by the Kansas City Chiefs to try out for the team at the rookie mini-camp.
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- "'Sting' Out of the Ring". CBN.com. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
- "Chiefs invite interesting class of rookies to 3-day minicamp". USA Today. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
- Official website Archived 2008-10-15 at the Library of Congress Web Archives
- Sting's profile on WWE.com
- Sting's TNA profile Archived 2011-05-19 at the Wayback Machine