The Iconic Moment When WCW Legend Sting Rescued Randy Orton on WWE Raw

Published 01/07/2021, 11:25 AM EST


Sting took the wrestling world by storm when he made his shocking AEW debut last month on the ‘Winter Is Here’ edition of Dynamite. He has since come to the save of Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin from Team Taz. This is not new for ‘The Icon’ considering he’s done it before in WCW, TNA, and even WWE!

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The time Sting came to Randy Orton’s aid

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Randy Orton and Seth Rollins were feuding heading into WrestleMania 31. Both men were exchanging words on Raw two weeks before WrestleMania 31. Rollins brought out The Authority, and they marched to the ring.

Orton stood his ground in the ring with a steel chair in hand as The Authority surrounded the ring. The lights went out to a ‘Crow’ sound just as The Authority was about to enter.

WWE Wrestling: WrestleMania 31: Sting poses in the ring during event at Levi’s Stadium.
Santa Clara, CA 3/29/2015
CREDIT: Jed Jacobsohn (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)
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The lights came back on and ‘The Icon’ Sting was standing in the ring with his trademark black baseball bat in hand. Sting went right after Kane and J&J Security with his bat while Orton took out Rollins and the Big Show. The crowd erupted, and Sting threw his jacket right at Triple H standing at ringside.

‘The Icon’ wasn’t done there as he immediately hit a Stinger Splash on J&J Security. ‘The Franchise’ sent a message to Triple H by hitting a vicious Scorpion Death Drop on Jamie Noble.

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Now that Sting had shown what he was capable of, Orton didn’t want to stay back. Orton sealed the deal with an RKO to Joey Mercury, leaving Triple H, Seth Rollins, and the rest of The Authority fuming.

Sting coming for Randy Orton’s save is a real iconic moment that we will never see again. It was nice to see ‘The Icon’ stand shoulder to shoulder with ‘The Viper.’

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Sting is now in AEW and has come to the save of Cody and Darby Allin from Team Taz. ‘The Icon’ still has his trademark baseball bat, and we’re just waiting to see who will be the first person to get cracked in the ribs or back with it!

What was your reaction when Sting saved Randy Orton from The Authority? Let us know in the comments!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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