One stand out moment that occurred at last night’s Slammiversary was the induction of Sting into the TNA Hall of Fame. Sting has had a glorious Wrestling career and continues to lay his path on the Wrestling Mountain. This week is a Stinger version of “Remember When”.
Do you remember when Barry Windham impersonated Sting?
It was WCW 1990 at the Halloween Havoc PPV. Sting was defending the WCW World Title against Sid Vicious. During the course of the battle, the action spilled onto the floor. When both combatants entered back into the ring, a miscalculated bodyslam, on Sting’s part, caused him to fall back and Sid became the new WCW Champion…or so we thought.
It turns out the Sting that was pinned was actually an imposter and seconds later, the real Sting appeared, pinned Sid, and retained the World Title. It was later revealed the imposter Sting was played by Four Horseman counterpart, Barry Windham.
In my personal opinion, Windham does make a pretty good Sting. The hair, the makeup, and everything. At a quick glance, you could swear it was Sting. What do you guys think? Do you think Barry Windham makes a good Sting? What did you think about this week’s column? What do you think about Sting’s induction into the TNA Hall of Fame? Please leave your comments below, thank you so much for reading, and I will see you next time.
Here’s the full WCW World Title match between Sting and Sid at WCW Halloween Havoc 1990
WCW never aired in Ireland so nope, lol.
As I have said I felt emotion for Sting to be inducted, happy for him.
I’ve seen this clip before so I guess it half counts? Maybe now, haha.
Thanks for that memory, I recall it well! I knew from the start that it wasn’t the real Sting, but I really didn’t know who it was. That’s how good a job Windham did in mimicking him. Live, the HOF induction was very moving. I liked the fact that the inductee’s name was kept from everyone, including Sting. I’ve read opinions that it came across as cheap and rushed. Sometimes things don’t come across on TV as well as they do live. I’ll have to wait for the DVD to decide. Not crazy about a HOF after only a decade. But, if you’re going to do it, it was a wise and acceptable choice.
I don’t remember this, but I do remember how cool the WCW walkways to the ring were!