Ex-WCW wrestler Sting makes first official WWE appearance alongside Hulk Hogan and Daniel Bryan


Today’s Sting still resembles his late-’90s action figure. (Richard Drew/AP)

When the WWE revealed earlier this month that Sting would be a playable character for those who pre-order the WWE 2K15 video game, speculation exploded about what this would mean for the former WCW wrestler. Would the most famous wrestler never to have been a WWE superstar finally, finally sign a WWE contract and get in the ring?

Whether the 55-year-old will see in-ring action is still undecided, but today it became a bit more clear that at least Sting’s new role with the WWE was more than just a one-time stint in a video game ad.

Sting appeared alongside WWE stars Hulk Hogan, Daniel Bryan and Paul Heyman in a surprise promotional appearance at ComicCon in San Diego today.

The foursome appeared on alongside WWE commentatory Michael Cole on a Mattel panel about action figures.

Hopefully Sting enjoys being in the spotlight again because many fans would love to see more.

Thousands of fans dressed as their favorite superhero, fantasy character or cult comic gathered in San Diego on Thursday for the opening day of the 2014 Comic-Con convention. (Reuters)
Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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Marissa Payne · July 24, 2014