This is the type of thing I love. When the vignette for 2.21.11 first aired on RAW, i found myself shouting at my screen "holy shit, the son-of-a-bitch did it!," in reference to my immediate thinking that the vignette was for Sting. In the days since, I've constantly searched the internet for any signs of clues as to what 2.21.11 could bring, if nothing more than the simple fact that WWE throws a better curveball than Cliff Lee (Who saw him going to the phils over the yanks?). I've watched and analyzed the 1997 Starcade Sting promo a thousand times, searched some of the most obscure and horrible, and also great, wrestling websites that the internet has to offer, with absolutely no luck in getting any closer to the truth. So, like everyone else, it appears I too will have to wait it out another 2 weeks and 3 days to find out what happens, unless this site breaks some news, which I wouldn't put out of the question as we near the date its self.
The last hour I've been sitting here, speculating, on what might happen, or who might be coming to WWE on 2.21.11. The Save Us vignettes were rather straightforward, I think everybody knew that Jericho was coming back to WWE, even though he was playing it off. So far there's been absolutely no word from Borden himself, nor do I think there will be. But the two vignettes are so very similar in the way they've been presented, which is virally, and that has me intrigued. Typically the WWE only airs vignettes when a wrestler from the past is returning, or a new talent is arriving. If a talent comes back from injury, it is usually a surprise with no prior hype, or they push him with a small video a few weeks before hand in order to get some higher ratings for that particular show.
Obviously some think 2.21.11 will bring the return of The Undertaker. But there are a few facts that completely negate that idea, such as how the current idea is for a Wade Barret/Undertaker match at WrestleMania. Then there's also the fact that The Undertaker is on the Smackdown! brand. I understand why WWE would hype an Undertaker return on RAW, but they typically seems to air a small vignette that says "Undertaker returns in two weeks to get revenge" etc. Of course there is still the chance that the card may yet change, and WWE has decided to take The Undertakers' WrestleMania match in a different direction. So clearly The Undertaker returning on RAW is not out of the question. In fact, I for one, DO believe The Undertaker will be returning on 2.21.11.
I also believe Sting will make his WWE debut on 2.21.11.
Its finally Feb. 21st, and we're all eagerly waiting to see who comes down the entrance ramp (Assuming Ryan Clark hasn't figured out if Sting is really coming to WWE or not). The show is going along, typical night, opening in-ring segment, interruption by the GM, Cole douche's it up a bit, crappy diva's match, Santino and Kozlov win in what can hardly be called a match, so on and so forth. Then I would assume Undertaker would come out somewhere toward the end of the show, WWE fans weep a bit, and angel dies, TNA fans rejoice, Undertaker cuts his promo. We all think that the night is pretty much over, and Undertaker was what the 2.21.11 vignettes were about all along...and just when you give up all hope, WWE pulls a Sammy Sosa, sticks some cork in a bat and hits you in the face, dropping your jaw for at least the next hour as WrestleMania pre-order's fly through the roof, because Sting just debuted in WWE.
Financially, it would make sense for Sting to finally come to WWE. With the actions figures, the t-shirts, gloves, a sting bat or two, etc...Steve Borden would be set for the rest of his life, if he isn't already. Also, I dont think anybody wants to end their wrestling career having never wrestled on the biggest stage of them all in front of 90,000 fans at WrestleMania.
Even if its not Sting who debuts on 2.21.11, the wide spread excitement from fans is far more than the WWE could have hoped for. Im sure most of you, like myself, were on the internet the second that vignette aired, we probably even all typed "Sting" and "WWE" in Google news just to see if anything popped up. I even saw one person who was so excited about the possibility of Sting coming to WWE, that he made a WrestleMania poster hyping Sting Vs. The Undertaker.
Pretty cool huh?
So, open discussion as always.
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