Sting defeating Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI would've worked, says Bruce Prichard.
On a recent episode of the Something To Wrestle podcast, Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson discuss how the wrestling landscape would have changed if Sting would have gone to the WWF in the 1980s instead of The Ultimate Warrior.
Prichard, who has never held back when discussing The Ultimate Warrior, would say that he feels like Sting would have definitely worked in the rule that The Ultimate Warrior was afforded.
"Absolutely! Yes, it definitely would've worked," Prichard began. "Yeah, I just think it would have been a lot different. And I think that the talent [would have been] willing to work with Sting and put him over in that way. I think that the build would have been a whole hell of a lot different in the longevity. You wouldn't have had as many controversies, let's say that, with Sting."
In hindsight, it is very clear that Sting had far more longevity inside of the squared circle than The Ultimate Warrior. Sting would become a top Superstar for Jim Crockett promotions in 1988, around the same time Ultimate Warrior began to boom in the WWF.
However, Sting would stay on top of the industry all the way through to the WCW's close in 2001. Then, WCW's Franchise would begin a full-time career in IMPACT Wrestling that would last from 2005 to 2014.
The Warrior, on the other hand, would have sporadic runs in the WWF from 1988-1996, and an abysmal run in WCW in late 1998.
Sting would make his long-awaited WWE debut at the 2014 Survivor Series and only wrestle three matches before having to retire due to an injury suffered and the ring with Seth Rollins at the 2015 Night of Champions pay-per-view.
Sting will be at the upcoming Starrcast IV convention in Baltimore, Maryland in conjunction with the AEW Full Gear pay-per-view.
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