It was announced on the Impact Wrestling tapings August 18th there would be one final battle between the “Icon” Sting and the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. It is slated to take place at No Surrender on September 11th. These two men have so much history together. It dates back all the way to 20 plus years ago when Flair made Sting a star in the wrestling business.
They wrestled on the first Clash of the Champions to a 45 minute draw. They were teammates against The Great Muta and Terry Funk in a steel cage match. At one point Sting was a member of the Four Horsemen. Whether they have been allies or enemies people have always tuned in to see them in the ring at the same time. People maybe sitting around say what a joke, these two old timers can’t go anymore. It’s been proven that Sting can go. As for Flair, I remember three years ago when people said the same thing and he had an incredible match with Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 24.
Even though Flair’s matches in TNA have not been great I believe he is training extra hard for this one. I know this one is going to mean a lot to him. Both men have held a lot of titles and have had a lot of classic memories and moments that will last forever. Speaking of memories, one of the more ironic things about Sting and Flair is that they wrestled the first match on the first WCW Nitro and wrestling the last match on the last WCW Nitro. Kind of fitting because these two were the faces of WCW before Hogan, Savage and the others came.
All I am going to say is if this match takes place on September 11th, Sting needs to stop the Insane Icon gimmick and come out like this:
September 11th has become one of the most patriotic days in this country. Obviously he won’t come out with blonde hair but come out to the red, white and blue. That would get a great reaction from fans and it would get people talking. No matter when this final match between Sting and Flair takes place, it’s going to a great match and as Sting would say, “It’s Showtime Folks!”