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Impact Wrestling Superstar Of The Year: Sting

In a company as inconsistent as Impact Wrestling, Sting proved to be the most consistent performer of the year. Sting’s 2011 kicked off with rumors of him debuting in the WWE on 2/21/11 to face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 27. As we all know, those rumors were false as Sting continued to defy the McMahon wrestling empire by resigning with TNA (Impact Wrestling). Upon his arrival, Sting captured the TNA World Heavyweight Championship which he won twice in 2011. Sting dominated the competition in the first half of 2011 as he defeated the likes of Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson and RVD. After losing the title the first time, Sting snapped and started acting deranged.

His character found new life as an insane Heath Ledger as Joker type personality. He recaptured the TNA Heavyweight Championship and not only did he defend it, he tried to take on Impact Wrestling’s main heel stable, Immortal, on his own. Sting wanted to strip Immortal of their control of the company and would spend the majority of the year trying to get Hogan to agree to a match with him. After Sting lost his championship to Kurt Angle he began to focus more of his attention on restoring the Impact Wrestling brand. He finally got his wish when he wrestled Hulk Hogan at Bound For Glory, turning Hogan face in the process. Not only did he bring out the “real” Hulk Hogan, he also won back control of the company which allowed Dixie Carter to reclaim what was rightfully hers.

In return, Dixie gave Sting full control over Impact Wrestling and he now serves in a General Manager type role. Sting has been one of the main focal points of Impact and is the reason that Eric Bishoff and Hulk Hogan have extremely reduced roles in TNA today. That is more than a good enough reason for me to name Sting as the Impact Wrestling Superstar of the year. He was definitely TNA’s most centered character of the year, no doubt about it. I would have loved to give this accolade to Bobby Roode, James Storm, or Kurt Angle, but TNA likes to focus on a few wrestlers every few months and by the time they develop a connection with the fans they drop the storylines and change directions for the next batch of wrestlers they decided to waste a few months of develoment on. People may not like the fact that a 52-year-old man is the Impact Wrestling Superstar of the year, but don’t blame me, blame Impact Wrestling.

  1. Rob
    December 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Jesus, how many year end blogs are you going to post?

    • December 29, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      There’s like 5 maybe 6 more that I will spread out until tomorrow night. Should have started these on Monday. Oh well. Things will go back to normal after the new years.

      • Capt. Smooth
        December 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm

        Damn, this has been fun!

        The Winter of J>The Summer of Punk!

        • December 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm

          Awesome! Had no activity for a few months, but its safe to say that in the last 2 weeks I’m back to my old self.

          • Capt. Smooth
            December 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm

            Oh, shit!

            • December 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm

              There’s been like 28+ posts in only 14 days. I need to slow things down a bit, but not yet.

              • Rob
                December 29, 2011 at 9:08 pm

                It’s hard to keep up with all the blogs being published but I’m not complaining. Keep them coming.

                • December 29, 2011 at 9:34 pm

                  Don’t worry, I’m almost done with this Best and Worse of 2011 series.

  2. Capt. Smooth
    December 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I’d say Roode, but have no real problem with Sting winning it. Glad for him.

    • December 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      Roode is having a good run, too bad it was towards the end of the year. Sting had more time on television and his character has grown. Storm and Roode are my personal favorites at the moment though.

      • Capt. Smooth
        December 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm

        I’d rather have the Knockouts.

        • December 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

          Yes. They should just have their own one hour show.

          • Capt. Smooth
            December 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm

            More like 2 minutes…

            • December 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm

              They can actually wrestle though and it would give them time to develop a tag team division. They have the belts, but no actual tag teams. Weird.

              • Capt. Smooth
                December 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm

                No, the 2 minutes is all it would take for me to…do something.

  3. December 30, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Sting constantly made me laugh by his ridiculousness. I showed Joker Sting to my second mother (best friends mom) who’s a huge Sting fan and she walked away in disappointment lol. That was awesome.

    • December 30, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      Joker Sting was the best Sting since his hide in the rafters days in WCW.

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