Sting's 14 Best WCW Matches

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1. Sting vs. Ric Flair (Clash of the Champions I)

2. Sting vs. The Great Muta (Great American Bash 1989)

3. Sting and Ric Flair vs. Dick Slater and Great Muta (Clash of the Champions VIII: Fall Brawl)

So get this - Terry Funk was originally planned to be a part of this tag team contest in place of Dick Slater. Even without the presence of the wildman from Texas, this match still ended up being a classic war that wasn’t even hampered by its disqualification finish. Both teams put on a Jim Ross special (that’s a barnburner, for the uninitiated) that featured smart psychology around Ric Flair’s “broken neck” at the time. Sting and Flair fought side by side in a rare moment and gelled like a well-oiled machine against Gary Hart’s boys. This match isn’t talked about enough and that’s a shame. Do yourself a favor and seek this one out when you get a chance.

4. Sting vs. Ric Flair (Great American Bash 1990)

5. Sting, Brian Pillman, and The Steiner Brothers vs. The Four Horseman (Ric Flair, Larry Zbyszko, Barry Windham, and Sid Vicious) (WrestleWar 1991)

6. Sting and Lex Luger vs. The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) (SuperBrawl I)

7. Sting's Squadron vs. The Dangerous Alliance (WrestleWar 1992)

8. Sting vs. Cactus Jack (Beach Blast 1992)

9. Sting vs. Vader (Starrcade 1992)

10. Sting vs. Vader (SuperBrawl III)

The next Sting vs. Vader classic on this list came with a special stipulation to up the ante - this one was contested as a White Castle of Fear Strap Match. Now was the vignette meant to hype up this match extremely cheese? Yes! But the match itself more than made up for the cornball antics perpetrated by WCW’s brass at the time. Sting and Vader produced the type of match that comes off gritty to the wrestling audience watching it and makes one wince in pain every time Vader lays in a stiff shot. Strap Matches usually aren’t all that home to write home about, but the immense brutality put on display here (and the blood that Vader spilled!) made this one a rare exception to the rule.

11. Sting and Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair and Steve Austin (WCW Saturday Night - July 30, 1994)

12. Sting Vs. Lord Steven Regal (Great American Bash 1996)

Lord Steven Regal’s time spent in WCW solidified him as one of the most slept-on technical wizards in all of wrestling. When he was given the opportunity to compete against one of WCW’s biggest stars on PPV, Regal proved he could hang with the best of them. Steven’s “grinding” offense had Sting on the ropes, which forced the super babyface to rally back with his own submissions and signature fiery comeback offense. For 16 minutes and some change, both men put on a clinic that should be required homework for every wrestler that wants to up their grappling- and submission-based gameplan.

13. Sting Vs Goldberg (Nitro - September 14, 1998)

14. Sting vs. Diamond Dallas Page (Nitro - April 26, 1999)

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