The Great Date Hype
So, not only did Sting come back last night (or last week, since it was taped a week ago), but he did so in a jacket that would rival any of Ric Flair's robes. Oh yeah, and he won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship Title.
Not only did TNA "steal" WWE's promo, but, in my opinion, they also stole the show.
Even though WWE's 2-21-11 promo revealed The Undertaker was the one coming, the figure outside (and certain media reports) made many Sting fans want to believe he would be coming, too.
But then, there were also reports Triple H was making his comeback soon and, in fact, his WrestleMania opponent would be Taker. As we now know, this became fact.
But, the stare down wasn't exactly what we wanted to see from these two. Yes, Taker can be quite menacing with just a look, but you can't A) have Triple H come out after him like he was The Miz, and then B) not say a word.
I think it would have been better if Triple H had entered the ring first, cut one of his promos, and then get interrupted by Taker, and then do the stare down.
Fast-forward to 3-3-11...
Sting's return, on the other hand, was the icing on the cake for a jam-packed (return of Hulk Hogan, debuts of Bart Scott and Angelina, and the wedding of Karen Angle Jarrett and Jeff Jarrett) TNA show in which he was Jeff Hardy's mystery opponent in a title match. After three scorpion death drops (one off the ropes), Sting wins the title.
Did I mention this jam-packed TNA show was the same week WWE promised both The Rock and Shawn Michaels, but neglected to mention both would be appearing via satellite?
So, even though Sting didn't come out to the pop he deserved since he was wrestling a half hour away from Hardy's hometown, I'd say TNA is winning.
For the time being, at least.