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With a career that spans numerous stints at promotions all over the globe, two runs as arguably the biggest baby face on the planet and one of the last true company men around, Sting was due to be included in the WWE Hall of Fame. The nine-time world champion will be inducted on April 2nd at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, the night before WrestleMania.

WWE.com teased the announcement of Sting’s induction earlier this morning.

For 14 years, sports-entertainment fans the world over could only dream of Sting competing inside a WWE ring. In 2015, The Icon added that missing accolade to his legendary resume by competing on The Grandest Stage of Them All at WrestleMania 31. This year, on the eve of WrestleMania 32, Sting will receive an even bigger honor and take his rightful place in sports-entertainment history, as he is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

“We are truly honored to have Sting take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame,” said WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Paul Levesque. “His contributions to our industry are unprecedented, and we look forward to celebrating his incredible career with fans all over the world.”

Sting made his long awaited WWE debut at the 2014 Survivor Series, helping Team Cena defeat The Authority in a traditional 5-on-5 winner take all match. Last March, he made his in-ring WWE debut, losing to Triple H at WrestleMania 31 that included interference from both the nWo and D-Generation X. He competed in his second match in September, a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match where he took a nasty Buckle Bomb that resulted in him having career threatening neck surgery.

If that’s the bad of it, you need remember the good of Sting’s career. His six different stints as WCW World Heavyweight Champion, his legendary feuds with The Horsemen, Vader & Ric Flair or the slow burn that culminated with his match against Hulk Hogan at Starrcade 1997. As the week’s progress, Sting may be joined by some even bigger names in the Hall of Fame. Maybe a certain Deadman will be inducted just so we can celebrate both men before they eventually call it quits.

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