TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… SEPT. 5th: Sting faces the Black Scorpion (sort of)

DATELINE: SEPT 5, 1990 – ASHEVILLE CIVIC CENTER – ASHEVILLE, NC


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The emergence of The Black Scorpion in late 1990 had WCW fans trying to solve the mystery of the man behind the mask

CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS XII: The mysterious Black Scorpion debuted in the ring against Sting, challenging him for the NWA World Heavyweight title, and continuing to torment him. 

The wrestler under the mask at The Clash was former World Class heavyweight champion Al Perez, who allegedly was supposed to be the man revealed at the conclusion of the storyline. Sting was about to unmask him… when suddenly a second masked Scorpion appeared on the entrance ramp.

This distracted Sting, allowing the first Scorpion to escape. The angle would linger on until Starrcade, when Ric Flair was ultimately revealed as The Scorpion in an anti-climactic finale.


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