10 Best WCW Nitro Moments

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9. Sting Repels from the Rafters

Sting’s decision to walk out on WCW following the WCW versus nWo War Games match at Fall Brawl 1996 kicked off one of the best storylines in the company’s history. 

The Stinger went all moody after that, ditching his neon threads and colourful face paint in exchange for gothy black and white and sat about in the rafters for a while, watching on as the Order continued to wreak havoc. 

The first time he repelled down was an incredible moment. 

It happened right at the start of the January 20th, 1997 episode of Nitro. 

Randy Savage – who hadn’t been seen on WCW television since losing a WCW Title match to Hulk Hogan at Halloween Havoc months earlier – stormed out and announced that he wasn’t going anywhere until he talked to somebody with stroke. 

He then beat up Chavo Guerrero and Maxx Payne and would have likely done the same to the gaggle of goons who came out next, until Sting descended from the ceiling. 

The sea of wrestlers and officials parted as the baseball-bat-clutching Vigilante confronted the Macho Man and the two left together without a word spoken between them. 

A killer way to start a show and a first proper look at the ‘new’ Sting. 

How he could be so trusting after being turned on about 57 times in the past, I’ll never know.

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Written by Lewis Howse

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