The first entrant into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016 has been announced and it’s the man they call Sting.
For 14 years, sports-entertainment fans the world over could only dream of Sting competing inside a WWE ring. In 2015, The Icon added that missing accolade to his legendary resume by competing on The Grandest Stage of Them All at WrestleMania 31. This year, on the eve of WrestleMania 32, Sting will receive an even bigger honor and take his rightful place in sports-entertainment history, as he is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
“We are truly honored to have Sting take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame,” said WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Paul Levesque. “His contributions to our industry are unprecedented, and we look forward to celebrating his incredible career with fans all over the world.”
The guy with the 2-2 record in the WWE will be headlining the Class of 2016. All kidding aside, Sting is a wrestling legend. He was hands down one of my favorites as a kid and those years he spent hanging out in the rafters make for some of my cherished wrestling memories. Especially that time Hogan refused to put him over clean on a PPV and myself and five friends watching yelled “WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT, YOU BLOATED ORANGE JACKASS?!?!” Good times.