posted on Mar, 26 2005 @ 01:46 PM
You never heard of Sting?
Name: Steve Borden
Born In: Omaha, Nebraska
Hometown: Venice Beach, California
Resides From: Venice Beach, California / Atlanta, Georgia / St. Petersberg, Florida
Birthday: March 20, 1959
Weight: 252 lbs
Finisher: Scorpion Deathlock
Set-Up Move: Stinger Splash
Trained By: Red Bastein
Began Pro Wrestling Career: 1985
Steve Borden, known worldwide as Sting, began his pro wrestling career in 1985 when he joined a group of Wrestlers known as Power Team USA in
California. Borden, Jim Hellwig (later known as The Ultimate Warrior), Mark Miller, and Garland Donoho made up Power Team USA. Sometime in 1986, Power
Team USA dissolved. Borden and Hellwig decided to stay together and they formed a tag team called the Blade Runners. Borden took the name Flash and
Hellwig took the name Rock. Later in their career's, they joined UWF (Universal Wrestling Federation) and teamed with the late Eddie Gilbert and a
young Rick Steiner. By now, Borden had changed his in-ring name from Blade Runner Flash to Sting. Hellwig was having problems with UWF Owner Bill
Watts and Eddie Gilbert so he decided to leave the UWF.
Sting remained in the UWF and he began to team with Gilbert. Together they won the UWF Tag Team Titles from The Fantastics. After a few re-Matches,
the Titles were held up due to controversy. Sting and Rick Steiner later beat the team of Terry Taylor and Chris Adams for the vacant Belts. The Tag
Team of Sting and Rick Steiner didn't last long since Sting was growing tired of Gilbert. A confrontation between the three of them (Sting, Steiner,
and Gilbert) erupted, and in the end Sting no longer allied with Gilbert and Steiner. This resulted in Sting becoming a huge fan favorite, or Good
Guy. The UWF began working joint-cards with the NWA soon after. This gave Sting some national attention. Jim Crockett bought out the UWF and absorbed
it into the NWA. Sting did not take long to make an impact in the NWA either. He went straight after the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Ric Flair.