WCW Legend Sting Signs Up With WWE
Speculation confirmed as veteran grappler inks deal with wrestling empire...
One of the biggest stars of the WCW has signed a deal with the WWE.
Sting (real name Steve Borden) has put pen to paper with Vince McMahon and the company which bought-out the WCW back in 2001 - leading to speculation about what his role will be.
It had been thought that the 54-year-old star might take part in an old-timers match against WWE legend The Undertaker, but with the 'Taker's winning streak coming to an end at the weekend and the 49-year-old suffering a severe concussion that now looks less likely.
Another possibility is that Sting might become the public face of the WCW nostalgia content on the newly launched WWE Network.
Bleacherreport.com speculates: "Thanks to his importance in wrestling history, Sting can obviously be of great use to the fledgling network.
"He can participate in various WCW documentaries, round table interviews and other nostalgia-style programming."
Doubt has been cast on his ability to perform at the level he once did in the ring, with injuries taking their toll on his physical condition.
Sting was once part of a tag team called The Blade Runners with James Hellwig (aka The Ultimate Warrior), the WWE legend whose death shocked grapple-fans earlier this week.
He posted a vintage photo of himself with Hellwig from the 1980s on Twitter yesterday, writing simply: "Mourning the loss of Jim Hellwig."
Mourning the loss of Jim Hellwig... pic.twitter.com/gnPIpAU8Cj
— Sting (@Sting) April 10, 2014