It Came From YouTube: A kid reads a spooky poem about Sting while he hangs out with a vulture.

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I don’t even know what to say about this one, Crappers.

This is from a WCW Clash Of The Champions in late 1996.

Some boy (why?) reads an overly-dramatic poem (again, why?!) about how Sting is sad and feels betrayed (aww, give us a hug, ya big lug!) and will get vengeance upon the evil NWO.

While this is going on, Sting himself just hangs out in the rafters with his pet vulture looking like Brandon Lee from The Crow.

Yes, this was the beginning of Sting’s “Everybody betray me! I fed up with this world!” Pouty Goth Teenager phase.

I was hoping the NWO would just point and laugh at him the entire time (this would’ve been the perfect time for Scott Hall to do the “Ooh, I’m so scared!” wiggle fingers thing) while trying to scare his bird into flying around in a panic.

Now that would’ve been some good heel tactics!

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14 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: A kid reads a spooky poem about Sting while he hangs out with a vulture."
  1. Anonymous says:

    WCW is proof that wrestling should have BOOKERS, but never WRITERS or else you end up with crap like this.

    • Cenamark says:

      I don’t care what you say about this. THIS WAS AWESOME!!! Maybe its cause I was 13, but I still think this was some of the most epic booking in wrestling history.

  2. Andy says:

    I hate to be that guy, but this is from Clash of the Champions XXXV, (see the Nashville sign in the crowd), which also happened to be the last Clash ever.

  3. Autrach Sejanoz says:

    “YOU’RE TEARING ME APART, NWO!”

  4. Ezenwa says:

    You’re nothing but a little chicken, Hogan.

    Cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep, Cheep!

  5. Cenamark says:

    I also want to comment on those awful 90s wrestling fans. Did they have to take their laser pointers to every event? You can’t watch a promo from this era without seeing red dots on the talent. Its a good thing nobody went blind.

  6. Walt says:

    I got goosebumps looking at Sting’s stare. This is something that WWE can never recreate…genuine emotion. Unless you count loathing or apathy.

    Can’t say if Crow Sting was better than Surfer Sting, but the turn fit the character perfectly. It’s a shame Hogan’s ego prevailed at Starrcade.

    Also, I can’t believe I find myself agreeing with a Cena mark, but this was awesome, and the tension during the buildup was amazing. Once again, shame about Hogan’s ego ruining it.

  7. Brandon says:

    I never found anything wrong with this in 1997 and I still see nothing wrong with it in 2014. Probably just jealousy that you weren’t picked as the kid that got to read that poem.

  8. Bfauble83 says:

    This isn’t wrestlecrap, this was great. I marked out for it 1997 & I just marked out for it again in 2014.

  9. Hashington says:

    A polarizing segment that’s for sure.

    Was the angle good? Initially yes, later on no.

    Did Sting blatantly rip off The Crow? Yes, but he made the character work. Until they gave him the mic and he was cutting promos in his jarring Surfer Dude voice. So the fact that they got some kid to talk for him is actually a good thing.

    As for being overly dramatic, I dont see how it’s much more dramatic than the typical wrestling angle. Wrestling isnt exactly known for it’s subtlety.

    So yeah, I dont think it’s crap. But an argument could be made both ways.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      I readily admit that Crow Sting got over, and actually did work for WCW’s purposes of getting him over in the angle. It worked very well. I just think the poem is stupid is all. :)

  10. mfm420 says:

    i have read a few times online in the past, that the kid reading the poem in this is sting’s son, but have never confirmed it though (wcw did have so much nepotism, it is totally possible).

    and for the record, this was pretty awesome and you’d think, how could anyone screw up this booking?
    (of course, this wcw, so we all know how).

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