Only Sting can swat a steel chair away from his face with a baseball bat, proceed to mime a beat down by taking unnecessary bumps, and still make sense.
This past Thursday night on Impact Wrestling, Sting reassured the fans through that unorthodox entrance that he was still crazy in the head. And although he received a beating of a lifetime from Hulk Hogan and Kurt Angle, he still believes that the Hogan of the 1980s can still emerge from the darkness.
Sting’s right about one thing, he’s still crazy in the head because Hulkster is pretty much set in his ways. And at his age, it’s hard to teach an old wrestler new tricks. So if Sting and the TNA fans want the old Hulkster back, they would be well advised to play WWE’s All Stars the video game.
Speaking of crazy people, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair returned to Impact Wrestling and issued a challenge to “The Icon.” Yet the challenge came with a set stipulation: If Flair loses, Hulk Hogan will be served on a silver platter; but if Flair wins, Sting must retire. “If I beat you, you retire. And not a phony one, you really retire.” This coming from the guy who retired twice in a single company.
Sting has yet to give his answer, but all signs indicate to a future match between these two legends. Why? Because Sting wants Hogan. Simple as that. He wants Hogan to revert back to his former self, in hopes that he returns the company back to Dixie Carter.
So the biggest marquee match that TNA is building up towards is between two guys in their 50s and 60s?
Then again, this is the same company where guys like Bully Ray and Devon are at the top of the Bound for Glory Series tournament; where Jerry Lynn and Rob Van Dam will find themselves on opposing corners in the near future; and the focal point of storylines is on Hulk Hogan turning back to a Hulkster of the people.
Then there’s Kurt Angle. The 5-time TNA World champion professed that he was brought into TNA by Dixie in order to help create stars. And out of all the young guys in the back, none of them had the honor of shining his boots. Not as exciting as CM Punk’s promo, but this does constitute as a real life fustration that he must have dealt with throughout his career.
Angle continued by burying Crimson, saying that he will never amount to anything. For a lesser man that would have destroyed their career, but Crimson declared that he was somebody, and that he would show Kurt why he is undefeated in a match slated for next Thursday.
Not exactly the match that should be taking place on free television, but definitely has an intriguing build.