“The Icon” – A lightsaber for the wrestler STING

Hello Everyone, this is my next offering, and as promised it is a Scorpion and wrestling themed design so …

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s the MAIN EVENT of the evening!

In this instalment I pay tribute to one of the most respected wrestlers in the business. He also resisted joining the biggest company in order to help build and establish TWO new wrestling companies, TNA and WCW! He became a legend at WCW and was instrumental in establishing a show called Monday Night Nitro. So much was he respected he was nicknamed the “Franchise of WCW”, “The Stinger” and is more commonly known as STING!

I attempted to capture the essence of a Scorpion and incorporate details to represent the wrestler also. To begin the saber has a brilliant white blade and a clawed emitter. Sting became synonymous with the famous “Crow” black and white colour scheme after he confronted the NWO and the Wolfpack factions and was forced to make a tactical retreat. on many occasions he was seen lurking in the rafters of the WCW Nitro Arena. He then used guerrilla tactics and attacked the bad guys one at a time! The body of the saber represents his padded leggings, which in turn were inspired by Masahiro Chono and were reportedly manufactured by NASA! The pommel is attached to the saber with a coupler that resembles the segmented tail, while the pommel itself is meant to look like the Scorpion’s stinging barb.

This saber was bitter sweet to design as I found out just I finished it, that the wrestler known as Sting had announced his in-ring retirement. Steve Borden as he was born, started out wrestling as one part of the tag-team called the Bladerunners (apt name!) and remained at the top of the business as Sting and I followed his career. I want to thank him for the sacrifices he made and the memories he gave me over the decades.

So for one last time let him shout, “IT’S….SHOWTIME!……WOOOOOOoooooo!”

Till next time thanks for looking in on this creation, I hope you liked it.

WCW, NWO and Wolfpack are Trademark/©Copyright of WWE Entertainment/Titan Sports.

The names “Sting” and “The Stinger” are Trademark/©Copyright of Steve Borden (Sting).

 

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