As predicted earlier, WWE.com has acknowledged that the legendary wrestler Sting will be inducted into the prestigious Hall of fame, class of 2016.
For over a decade, it was a dream for the wrestling fans to watch Sting competing in a WWE ring which finally came true when he fought against the Game Triple H at Wrestlemania 31. It was a treat to see two great icons wrestle it out in the grandest stage of them all.
This year, on the eve of WrestleMania 32, Sting will receive an even bigger honor and take his rightful place in sports-entertainment history, as he is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Well it’s official – I have accepted the invitation to be inducted into the WWE HOF! HONORED!!!!
— Sting (@Sting) January 11, 2016
“We are truly honored to have Sting take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame,” said WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Paul Levesque. “His contributions to our industry are unprecedented, and we look forward to celebrating his incredible career with fans all over the world.”
The 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on Saturday, April 2, the night before WrestleMania 32, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas at 6:30 p.m. local time.
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) October 13, 2015
As stated in WWE.com the Vigilanti’s career highlights are as follows:
Throughout the 1990s, Sting firmly established himself as WCW’s premier competitor, capturing the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, the United States Championship and the WCW Tag Team Championship on multiple occasions while having classic matches with the likes of Vader, Rick Rude and Lex Luger.
Sting was a 6-time WCW World Champion when the company was purchased by WWE in March 2001. The Stinger also had the distinction of competing in the final match in the history of WCW Monday Nitro, taking on Flair one last time.
The Icon competed on and off over the next 13 years, as his fans wondered if he would do the one thing that eluded him during his illustrious career: Step foot in a WWE ring. They got their answer at Survivor Series 2014, when Sting emerged to help Dolph Ziggler vanquish The Authority, drawing the ire of Triple H. The shocking incident led to Sting’s first appearance at WrestleMania, where he took on The Game in an epic battle that saw D-Generation X and the nWo collide at the 31st edition of The Show of Shows.
He had his last match with Seth Rollins back at Night of Champions and now Sting will be immortalized as he enters into the Hall of Fame.