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Sting vs. The Rock Rumored For WWE WrestleMania 31

Now that Sting is finally a part of the WWE, fans are wondering what will become of the future Hall of Famer. With The Undertaker seemingly out of the picture, what do you do with him at WrestleMania 31? How about match him up against another icon?

A new rumor has surfaced that indicates we could see Sting go one-on-one with a WWE icon. One of the ideas being tossed around for WrestleMania 31 would pit Sting against The Rock in a dream match. The match would likely be Sting’s last and could be the swan song for the People’s Champion as well.

This isn’t exactly a new idea as there is more to this story than meets the eye. Reports back in 2005 indicate that The Rock was lobbying the company to sign Sting for a match between these two at WrestleMania 21. Vince McMahon had other plans and his disinterest in making the match played a part in creating a rift between Vince and Rock. 10 years later we could get that match.

Most expect The Rock to wrestle Brock Lesnar if he were to step back into the squared circle. The WWE has reportedly been hot on that match for two years now. Personally I don’t expect that match to ever be made. Rock was injured against John Cena in his last match and it almost cost him a big movie gig in Hercules. Getting into the ring against the most physical athlete in the WWE probably wouldn’t be a good idea at this point. Getting into the ring with someone safe could tempt the Great One, especially if it were Sting.

Sting has indeed signed as evident by his appearances throughout Warrior Week on the WWE Network last week. Early plans indicate that the WWE will be releasing a DVD on Sting sometime in September. Earlier reports suggest that the WWE aren’t interested in having Sting wrestle more than a handful of matches. I can’t think of a better way to get the most out of your investment than a match with Sting and The Rock.

I think it’s the way to go for both guys. Sting has slowed down as expected for a guy in his mid-fifties. That said, he had a few real good matches during his TNA run and did much better when he made sporadic appearances as opposed to when he appeared regularly. The demands on Sting to live up to the hype of a WrestleMania match would be too much with anyone else. With The Rock, they could go out there and camouflage Sting’s weaknesses with a fun, entertaining match.

I blogged about the potential for a Sting vs. John Cena match at this past WrestleMania a few months back when we were still guessing the card. I think these two could do something special together at Mania. It probably isn’t your best use of Cena but it does give him the opportunity to go over another legend/icon on the biggest stage of the year. As big as this could be it certainly wouldn’t be as big as Rock vs. Sting.

A lot of patience will be required by the WWE to get the most out of this match. I don’t think you need to hold Sting out of the ring until next spring, but you have to pick your spots with him. Less is more in his case and it is better off leaving fans wanting more than exposing him as a guy who has slowed down since his WCW days. It will be interesting to see how things play out over the next few weeks now that fans know Sting is indeed a part of the WWE Universe.

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