Bruce Prichard: WWE & Sting Had Discussions In 1988
“We had Ultimate Warrior, and I believe Vince looked at it as ‘I’ve got Warrior, what do I need another Warrior for?’”
Bruce Prichard once again sat down with Conrad Thompson for the Something To Wrestle With podcast, the latest episode being a Q&A edition with the former Brother Love.
Prichard was asked about Sting, with the WCW legend and current AEW star resisting WWE’s offers of employment until 2014. Prichard revealed that WWE approached Sting at various time throughout his career, even when The Icon was in his prime:
“We had talks in 1988,” Prichard said. “We had talks at different times about ‘Hey Steve, would you be interested in coming over?’ They just never really materialised beyond that.
“At the same time we had [The Ultimate Warrior] and I believe Vince looked at it as ‘I’ve got Warrior, what do I need another Warrior for?’ I think Sting kind of looked at it like that. Warrior’s doing our gimmick up there, I’ll do it down there and there was a comfort, there was a comfort with WCW and Sting.”
Sting wrestled a handful of matches for WWE until a buckle bomb from Seth Rollins effectively ended his career. However, Sting signed for AEW in late 2020, and had his debut match for the company at the recent Revolution PPV.