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“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).

 

“Excellence” Lightsaber (A design for Bret “The Hitman” Hart)

Hello Everybody,

Ok I have one more purple bladed saber design. This time I am returning to the world of Sports Entertainment, also known as Professional Wrestling. Now the wrestler I designed this for had the catchphrase “The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be!” He had the nickname “The Excellence of Execution” due to his vast skill and technique. He is of course Bret “The Hitman” Hart. (I will point out Bret was famous for wearing pink and black, not purple but the purple shows up better in the pics ok!) So Ladies and Gentlemen, Jedi and Sith, it’s time for the next bout. May I present in the blue corner “Excellence”…

The bladed emitter I used reminded me of Bret Hart’s “winged Hart” logo and the black, silver and purple/pink match his famous ring attire. This saber even has a black leather grip as his jacket. However his trademark sunglasses are missing from the hilt as I think you would need to be wearing them to look at this weapon when it is lit up in all it’s glory!

I think I have mentioned before I have great respect for these talented, athletic performers and as such I have a lot more wrestling themed hilts to bring to you in future postings. I have in the past few days come up with two completely new designs as well. I hope you will return to see these new additions and the rest of my collection. Next time I will be adding another Eddlyss64 creation so be sure to check that one out! Till next time thank you.

Bret “The Hitman” Hart, “The Excellence of Execution” and any related material are Trademark/©Copyright of WWe Entertainment and Titan Sports.