Borden, Steve 1959–

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Borden, Steve 1959–

(Steve "Sting" Borden, Sting, the Stinger)


Born March 20, 1959, in Omaha, NE; raised in Santa Clarita, CA; married; wife's name, Sue; children: Garrett, Steven, Gracie. Education: Attended College of the Canyons; studied wrestling with Red Bastien. Religion: Christianity.

Career: Wrestler and actor. Wrestler known as Sting and the Stinger. Wrestler with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and World Championship Wrestling (WCW), c. 1980s–2000, the World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA), 2002, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, 2003; and other organizations, including Hawaii Championship Wrestling. Won six World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Heavyweight Championships, two WCW International Heavyweight Championships, two WCW U.S. Heavyweight Championships, three WCW World Tag Team Championships (one each with Kevin Nash, Lex Luger, and the Giant), WCW Battle Bowl, 1991, WCW King of Cable, 1992, and the WCW European Cup, 1994; won one National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship, one NWA World Television Championship, 1988 NWA Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament with Lex Luger, 1988, and NWA Iron Man Tournament at StarrCade, 1989; won World Wrestling All-Stars World Heavyweight Championship, 2002; won three Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) tag team championships (twice with "Hotstuff" Eddie Gilbert and once with Rick Steiner). Wrestled with "Rock" Jim Hellwig (later known as the Ultimate Warrior) as part of the tag team the Blade Runners in the Universal Wrestling Federation; briefly part of the Four Horsemen team of wrestlers led by Rick Flair; part of the nWo Wolfpac team of wrestlers led by Kevin Nash; part of other teams of wrestlers, including the Power Team USA, the Dudes with Attitudes, and Millionaires' Club. Served as the WCW storyline president. Appeared in television commercials. Appeared at events featuring wrestling and religion, at religious events, and served as a church deacon. Operated a gymnasium with others. Military service: Served in the U.S. Army.

Awards, Honors: All from Pro Wrestling Illustrated: most improved wrestler, 1988, wrestler of the year, 1990, most inspirational wrestler, 1990, match of the year (with Lex Luger versus Rick and Scott Steiner), 1991, and most popular wrestler, 1991, 1992, 1994, and 1997.


Television Appearances as Sting; Series:

WCW Saturday Night (also known as WCW Saturday Morning), syndicated, 1991–95.

WCW Worldwide Wrestling, syndicated, c. 1991–2001.

Himself, WCW Monday Nitro (also known as nWo Nitro, WCW Monday Nitro Live!, and World Championship Wrestling Monday Nitro), TNT, 1995–2001.

WCW Thunder, TBS, 1998–2001.

TNA Impact! Wrestling (also known as TNA Xplosion), Spike TV, beginning 2006.

Some sources cite appearances in the programs WCW Main Event and WCW Pro.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Riley Davis, Shutterspeed, TNT, 2000.

Television Appearances as Sting; Specials:

Clash of Champions, TBS, 1988.

Clash of Champions II (also known as Clash of Champions: Miami Mayhem), TBS, 1988.

Clash of Champions III (also known as Clash of Champions: Fall Brawl), TBS, 1988.

The Great American Bash, pay-per-view, 1991.

Clash of Champions XXI, TBS, 1992.

WCW Hog Wild, 1996.

WCW Super Brawl VIII (also known as WCW Super-brawl VIII), 1998.

The Life and Death of Owen Hart, Arts and Entertainment and TVOntario, 1999.

WCW World Title Tournament, pay-per-view, 1999.

TNA Final Resolution, pay-per-view, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Adam "Hammerhead" McCall, Thunder in Paradise, syndicated, 1993.

(As Steve "Sting" Borden) Himself, Mad TV, Fox, 2000.

(As Steve "Sting" Borden) Grangus, "Unsafe Speed," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 2001.

Sting, "Tangled Web," The Nightmare Room, The WB, 2001.

Guest host, Praise the Lord (also known as TBN's "Praise the Lord"), Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), 2005, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Sparkie, The Real Reason (Men Commit Crimes), Reasonable Productions, 1998.

(As Steve "Sting" Borden) Himself, Ready to Rumble, Warner Bros., 2000.


Videos as Sting:

StarrCade (also known as NWA StarrCade), 1987, 1988.

NWA Halloween Havoc, 1989.

StarrCade, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999.

Capital Combat (also known as WCW Capitol Combat), 1990.

Halloween Havoc (also known as NWA Halloween Havoc), 1990.

Halloween Havoc, 1991, 1993.

WCW Beach Blast, 1992.

Halloween Havoc (also known as WCW Halloween Havoc), 1992, 1995, 1998.

StarrCade (also known as WCW StarrCade), 1994, 1995, 1997.

WCW Bash at the Beach, 1996.

WCW Uncensored, 1996.

WCW Fall Brawl, 1998.

WCW/nWo Superstar Series: Diamond Dallas Page—Feel the Bang!, 1998.

WCW Road Wild '98, 1998.

WCW Mayhem, 1999.

WCW Road Wild '99, 1999.

WCW Halloween Havoc, Warner Home Video, 2000.

WCW New Blood Releasing, 2000.

The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Home Video, 2003.

Mick Foley's Greatest Hits & Misses: A Life in Wrestling, WWE Home Video, 2004.

The Monday Night War: WWE Raw Vs. WCW Nitro, WWE Home Video, 2004.

Sting: Moment of Truth, Dove Canyon Films, 2004.

Road Warriors: The Life and Death of Wrestling's Most Dominant Tag Team, Sony Music, 2005.

Video Games as Sting:

WCW: The Main Event, FCI, 1994.

WCW: Nitro (also known as Nitro), THQ, 1997.

WCW vs nWo: World Tour, Acclaim/THQ, c. 1997.

WCW vs the World, THQ, c. 1997.

WCW/nWo Revenge, THQ, 1998.

WCW Mayhem (also known as WCW/nWo Mayhem), Electronic Arts, 1999.

WCW/nWo Thunder (also known as WCW vs nWo: Thunder), THQ, c. 1999.

WCW Backstage Assault, Electronic Arts, 2000.

WCW Super Brawl, FCI, c. 2000.

Showdown: Legends of Wrestling, Acclaim, 2004.

Borden's Sting wrestling character is the basis for a character known as the Hornet or the Spike who appeared in wrestling games in the United States and Japan.



(With George King) Sting: Moment of Truth, J. Countryman, 2004.



Sting: The Official Sting Website,, January 21, 2006.