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WrestlingDVDNews.com reports that TNA announced a new DVD set titled "The Best of Sting" on Monday, perhaps as a way to capitalize off his WrestleMania 31 buzz. The $17.99 DVD was also listed on the ShopTNA website for pre-order and scheduled for an April 1st release.

The trailer, which you can see above, was released when the announcement was made but the trailer and all other references to the DVD were pulled just a few hours later, including mentions on social media. The trailer has since been re-activated as you can see.

WrestlingDVDNews.com notes that there was speculation that WWE may have had something to do with the material being pulled so quickly as Sting is under contract to them and preparing to make his in-ring debut at WrestleMania 31 on Sunday. WWE released their own "The Best of Sting" DVD and Blu-ray set last year.

The promotional material was added back to the ShopTNA website today and reads like this:

"THE ICON" STING is known around the world as one of the biggest names in the history of pro wrestling! The superstar made headlines in 2005 when he made an epic comeback to TNA Wrestling and immediately dominated the ranks! On this DVD release, you'll witness the best of Sting in TNA. Including World Title matches againstKurt Angle, Jeff Hardy and Mick Foley, battles against longtime rivals Hulk Hogan andRic Flair, his induction into the TNA Hall Of Fame and so much more!
Matches Include

Sting's return to TNA Wrestling in 2005
World Title Match: Sting vs. Kurt Angle
Steel Cage Match: Sting vs. Mick Foley
Sting vs. "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Sting vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Rob Van Dam
World Title Match: Sting vs. Jeff Hardy
Sting vs. "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan
Sting's induction into the TNA Hall Of Fame and much more!

Source: http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0324/591713/tna-announces-new-best-of-sting-dvd/
 

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Good idea. They should totally try and advertise this whenever Sting is on WWE TV.
 

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Pretty much sums it up that all of the matches they've listed here is of him versus former WWE/WCW/ECW stars and none of TNA's own homegrown talent.
 
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Smart decision to put it out when Sting is in front of 4 million people every Monday night now, with WM31 approaching.

I'm really surprised Sting hasn't had a match with AJ Styles, Austin Aries or Samoa Joe worthy of putting into the DVD. I mean, he had a trainwreck with Magnus 'cuz he had the horribru booking apparently because he was concussed, and the EC3 feud which I don't think resulted in much of a great match. I mean, those are the only two matches in recent few years that were with guys made by TNA.

Heck, Bully Ray vs Sting at Slammiversary 2013 was fantastic and IMO, could've been there. And I'm sure Bully counts as TNA made, because it was his main event singles run that was so good for the character Bully Ray, while Team 3D/Dudley Boyz were all made pre-TNA, I think.
 

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Well they do need money like any company. Isn't a bad strategy I guess, but it's just funny to see.
 

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Best of Sting? But TNA doesn't have access to WCW archives
 

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I'm really surprised Sting hasn't had a match with AJ Styles, Austin Aries or Samoa Joe worthy of putting into the DVD.
He's had good enough matches with them. But TNA thinks that people will actually buy it if they use WWE/WCW/ECW stars.

Because TNA has little faith in their homegrown stars, but what else is new?
 

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When I think of the best of Sting in TNA, the first that comes to mind is "BFG 2009 vs AJ Styles". LOL

What's on this list?

"World Title Match: Sting vs Jeff Hardy"

........ :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: Tell me there's a different Sting vs Jeff Hardy match besides "that one"

Fun Fact: Ric Flair's last match is listed Lockard
 
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Fun Fact: Ric Flair's last match is listed Lockard

Fitting at least that Flair had his final match in two separate companies with Sting, given their history as natural rivals dating back to the 80's. If Sting had come to WWE ten years ago like I feel he should have, he would have been a more appropriate final opponent for Flair at WM24 than Michaels was, especially given that by then (2008) it would have been exactly twenty years since they squared off in the ring for the first time in '88.
 

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