Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg who is a former six times WWE Tag Team Champion recently looked back at the Triple H vs. Sting match from WrestleMania 31 and DX & nWo getting involved in this match.
Sting had a very short career in WWE which did not even last for 1 year. But in this short period of time he had some memorable matches. One of them being a match against Triple H at WrestleMania 31. It was not a wrestling classic but indeed it was a dream match, something that we can never get to see again.
Road Dogg Remembers DX Vs. nWo Angle At WrestleMania 31
But this was not the exact match that the fans wanted. The actual dream match including Sting was a match between Sting versus The Undertaker, which was very much possible by that time. But WWE decided not to book this match. Triple H vs. Sting was not a matter of joke either but it is not very much remembered.
WWE tried to bring a dream angle during this match which was an angle between DX and the nWo. It was another dream clash that the fans never got to see. DX came in support of Triple H, and nWo backed Sting. But it was a confusing angle as Sting was one of the biggest enemies of the nWo in the WCW. Maybe they tried to make an angle of WWE vs. WCW.
Road Dogg who is a former six times WWE Tag Team Champion recently spoke to Busted Open Radio where he looked back at the Triple H vs. Sting match from WrestleMania 31 and DX & nWo getting involved in this match. He said;
“I don’t think any of us thought about, and I’m talking about the people on the ground, boots on the ground, we didn’t think about one upmanship or anything. It was just, let’s just make these people pop and get to the finish. The finish was orchestrated that way because at the moment, it was Hunter-Rock again at the next Mania. So they wanted Hunter to be Hunter to stay strong and then work with Rock the next year. Two months into that, that fell apart. So then you felt like you put the wrong guy over.”
“However, interesting, if it was an act, Vince did not act like he knew who Sting was or he knew of Sting. He literally asked, ‘Was he over? I don’t know if it was a performance or if it was real, but if it was a performance, he deserves an Oscar. I feel like he didn’t watch that. He’s so laser focused on his stuff, that stuff outside of his bubble doesn’t compute. So he literally asked us on several occasions, ‘This guy’s gonna get a reaction, right?’
“We all, Ed Koskey, myself, everybody was, ‘Hey, this guy was the front runner of their show. He was the flagship talent of their show for 20 years or 25 years.’ Again, I think the outcome, I think it was all booking and politics that caused the finish of that match and then it all fell apart and it felt like, oh, we got the wrong guy over. That’s my personal opinion.”
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