Top Star Quit After Being Asked To Lose To Sting In WCW

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A WWE Hall of Famer has revealed that they quite WCW after refusing to lose to Sting.

Long before Sting start throwing himself from great heights in AEW, he was, and still remains, one of the biggest stars in the history of WCW.

While fans tend to fondly look back at ‘Crow’ Sting in his black and white face paint, his journey to superstardom began in earnest in late 1990. During this period the star feuded with Ric Flair winning the World Heavyweight Championship, while having some of the most highly acclaimed matches of his career.

By October 1992, Sting was a fully-fledged main event star, his status further cemented by Flair now appearing in the WWF. However, this run wasn’t always plain sailing.

Speaking in a new interview with Title Match Wrestling, WWE Hall of Famer Greg “The Hammer” Valentine recalled refusing to lose to the star. The match should have taken place on WCW Saturday Night on October 19th, but Valentine was less than impressed with the plan presented by Bill Watts. “The Hammer” felt that any defeat should lead to a longer-term story, Watts disagreed and the veteran quit the company.

“That didn’t work out all that well because Bill Watts was the booker and I didn’t get along with him at all,” Valentine said. “I ended up quitting… They wanted me to do a job for [lose against] Sting and I just said, ‘I ain’t doing it.’”

After leaving WCW, Valentine headed to back to the WWF before returning to Atlanta in 1996. Valentine was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004.

H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.