The man called Sting. Last year at “Wrestlemania XXXII”, Sting was presented to the crowd as part of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016. During his induction speech, Sting announced his retirement from the ring. This leaves him available for a host of appearances, including one he recently made.

Sting recently appeared at the Wales Comic Con and answered a variety of questions, one of which was on his Mount Rushmore of Wrestling. In addition to naming his four biggest/best names in wrestling, Sting also spoke on his early influences, advice he would give to new wrestlers and more. Here are some highlights, with transcription courtesy of

On His Early Influences

“When I first got into the business I knew nothing about pro wrestling. By the time I got it, I looked at guys like Randy Savage. I likes the way that he was so over the top. The gestures, the voice, the colors, the glasses, the jackets. He was so bizarre and I was drawn to that.”

On Advice for Newcomers

“Be slow to speak and fast to hear. Keep your mouth shut, just listen and learn.”

On His Mount Rushmore of Wrestling

“Andre the Giant, gotta have him there. Hulk Hogan, for sure. The Rock and [Ric] Flair.”

And on What’s Next For Him

“I’m trying to get back into real estate. Back in the day I made real good money from it and my wife and I are getting back into that.”

At least he was on the grandest stage one time.

Sting makes an iconic entrance on The Grandest Stage of Them All: WrestleMania 31

Opinion: As usual, the issue with something like a Mount Rushmore of wrestling is criteria. Do you talk about star power, in-ring ability, impact on the business, personal preference or any combination of those? You really could go a dozen or more ways and that’s a big part of what makes these lists so fascinating.

Who would be on your Mount Rushmore? Would you like to see Sting back in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.


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