Sting was just being a true friend.
Last Monday the wrestling world was touched by the passing of former three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader. Throughout the day of his passing and the following days fans, those who personally knew Vader, and performers who had the pleasure of watching Vader during his glory days all paid respect to the big man who was no longer here with us.
Vader's son Jesse White informed the world of his father's passing via Vader's official Twitter page. Jesse White himself had a brief stint in WWE's then-developmental territory FCW where he was a former Tag Team Champion with now-WWE color commentator Corey Graves. Jesse recently sat down with TMZ Sports to discuss how he is feeling following the passing of his father and Jesse stated that things have been difficult but he has received an overwhelming amount of love from the public and from those who knew Leon White. One individual who was close with Vader and who Jesse White stated had comforted Vader over the past 10 months to a year is WWE Hall Of Famer Sting.
“Yeah, of course of course; Diamond Dallas Page, Austin, Mick Foley, and one I do have to send a big thank you is Sting, Steve Borden. He lives in the Dallas suburbs and Sting has been a huge blessing. Not only as of recent but probably I wanna say the last ten months to a year, in my father’s life as well as mine and I’ve been blessed and fortunate enough to witness that between the two of them as well as developing my relationship with Sting.” He said. “And, you know, my father was a God-fearing man and so is Sting, and they would sit down and read the Bible together, go over the Bible, and just talk about life and good time stories and so yeah, Sting has been a huge blessing throughout this process”.
There are "shoot" interviews available to watch on YouTube where Vader is discussing the chemistry he had with Sting in the ring early on in their careers. Also, Fightful has an article published where we took the tweets from most who paid respect to the former three-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion himself in a "Wrestlers React To Vader's Passing" piece.