The Vigilante, Sting, is back, and he’s coming for Seth Rollins’ WWE World Heavyweight Title.
For the first time in his legendary career, The Man Called Sting will challenge for WWE’s top prize, as he gets set to face The Architect Sunday, Sept. 20 at WWE Night of Champions, live on WWE Network.
WWE COO Triple H announced the blockbuster match Aug. 24 on WWE Network, moments after Sting shockingly reappeared on Raw to interrupt the unveiling of a Seth Rollins statue commissioned by The Authority. The statue was to celebrate Rollins’ United States Championship win over John Cena the night before at SummerSlam.
Making his first appearance since WrestleMania — where he lost to Triple H after The Game struck him with a sledgehammer — The Icon not only dropped Rollins on Raw, but he also picked up the treasured WWE World Heavyweight Championship and stared down The Game, making his objective abundantly clear.
A six-time WCW World Champion, Sting has never before challenged for a title in WWE, let alone the WWE World Heavyweight Title, but he has been a recurring threat to The Authority. Starting with his WWE debut at last year’s Survivor Series — during which he helped oust Triple H & Stephanie from power, albeit briefly—and culminating with his ruining of Rollins’ celebration, Sting has repeatedly made his presence felt.
Will The Architect be able to survive The Vigilante’s onslaught at Night of Champions? Or can The Icon add another accolade — the biggest in all of sports-entertainment — to his incredible resume, transforming the state of WWE as we know it?