As of this writing (Spring 2013) Sting is still very much an active competitor in TNA Wrestling, but as he is well into his 50’s, we feel comfortable with ranking him at this time. When it is all said and done, Sting may never wrestle a match under the WWE banner, and though that will disappoint many fans, this is the guy who helped carry World Championship Wrestling in their lean years, and was the good guy opposition against the initial run of the New World Order.
Overall, Sting may very well be one of the greatest babyfaces in wrestling history. More importantly he was able to have great matches with monsters (like Vader), brawlers (like Mick Foley) and technical wonders (like Ric Flair) and though he is respected as a worker, he is very much undervalued. The WWE has inducted performers who did very little in a WWE ring, but never anybody in the current era. Sting will likely be the first.