You've seen the same promos heralding the return of Sting and, since this blog as of recent is filled with questions, I have yet another.....does he come alone? SHOULD he come alone? How does he return? I think it best to examine everything that has been announced and work from there. So far, TNA has announced Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle vs. Aces and Eights in a Steel Cage Match, the revelation of the Wrestler of the Year Award, and the face to face confrontation between Bully Ray and Hulk Hogan.
With those events and the return of the Icon on tap, I think it safe to say Sting's return will come in one of TWO places......
a.) The Steel Cage Match. I'll go it a step further even. I'll say it comes at the end of the match. Somehow, the faction gets inside the cage, the lights go out and Sting shows up in ring to take back his bat and we'll have another mask pulled.
b.) The final segment of the show. Hogan and Ray have their confrontation and the ring is surrounded by the faction. As the Aces close in, Sting appears and finally, Anderson shows up with his answer to the Aces and Eights offer. Whether he goes heel or face remains to be seen, but I won't be surprised either way.
If Anderson goes Face, I predict a mask will be pulled at this point. There IS one thing I CAN say safely about this story: At Genesis, TNA is going to release some game-changing information. How can I be so sure? I can think of 8 reasons, each of them being weeks until the next PPV. Think about it.....if TNA DOESN'T put together something shocking, they lose any momentum they might have gained in trying to bring an outside player into the Aces and Eights faction.
Let's face the fact, Anderson is one of the most peculiar picks for outside help the faction could have gone to for aid. Why? Because Anderson changes his mind more often than a 5 year old in a toy store with 10 dollars to spend. He lasted in Immortal for a grand total of two weeks or so. Given his track record, I fail to see what the point of the faction asking for help from him if it didn't mean a definite face or heel decision. Additionally, it could also lead to the faction trying to play both sides against the middle, forcing Anderson to choose a side. Either way, the lines begin to be drawn and Anderson becomes a part of the puzzle.
If TNA wanted to bring in someone new to side with Sting in his return, they could always go with "Option C".....