The professional wrestling tag team of Sting and Lex Luger were best known for competing in Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), which later became World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA). The team debuted in 1988 and disbanded in 2002.
Jim Crockett Promotions
Sting and Lex Luger first teamed up in 1988 after Luger found himself without a tag team partner for the 1988 Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament in the wake of former partner Barry Windham turning on Luger and taking Luger's old spot in The Four Horsemen and Ron Garvin's injury at the hands of the Varsity Club. They won the tournament and would periodically team up in between their careers as singles competitors. Their team was seemingly defunct after Luger turned heel in 1989, but Sting was also the cause of Luger's face turn in 1990, as Luger replaced Sting as the #1 contender for Ric Flair's NWA World Title while Sting was out with a knee injury. Luger later won the championship twice.
World Championship Wrestling
They teamed up again as part of the Dudes With Attitudes in World Championship Wrestling to battle The Four Horsemen in 1990. They did not form a regular team again at this point, although they would pair up occasionally, most notably to challenge the Steiner Brothers for the WCW World Tag Team Championship at the first SuperBrawl. The two would feud again in 1991 when Flair left WCW for the World Wrestling Federation and Luger turned heel while winning the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Sting won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Luger at SuperBrawl on February 29, 1992.
The next time they teamed was in September 1995 in WCW when Luger made a return to WCW Monday Nitro. Sting was helping Hulk Hogan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage in their feud with The Four Horsemen and the Dungeon of Doom and Luger joined up. Luger bickered with Savage and Hogan, and Sting always had to keep the peace. At WCW Halloween Havoc 1995 on October 29, Luger joined Jimmy Hart and turned heel when he attacked Hogan. He continued his team with Sting and they won the WCW World Tag Team Championship on January 22, 1996 when they defeated Harlem Heat. During their reign, Luger was a heel and Sting was a face. During their reign, they feuded with Harlem Heat and the Road Warriors. They finally lost the titles on June 24, 1996 to Harlem Heat when The Outsiders caused a distraction at ringside.
Their team ended in September 1996 when Luger believed that Sting joined the New World Order (nWo). In reality, it was The nWo Sting, and Sting soon turned his back on Luger. They eventually made peace when Sting saved Luger from a gang attack by the nWo. They both joined the nWo Wolf Pac in the summer of 1998 when the nWo split and teamed together occasionally. This was short-lived as the Wolf Pac fell apart due to injuries.
They teamed again in the spring of 1999 to feud with Team Madness and Bret Hart. Luger turned on Sting in November 1999 and they feuded but were back together again when the Millionaires Club was formed in 2000 to feud with the New Blood. When this angle fell apart, their team was finished in WCW.
World Wrestling All-Stars
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- World Championship Wrestling