TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… DEC 16th: The Scorpion has Landed. (Literally)


At Starrcade 1990, the mystery of the Black Scorpion is revealed when the character arrives in a spaceship to face Sting, only to be revealed to be Ric Flair

The build-up was a storyline like nothing WCW had ever attempted, with the Scorpion sending vignettes in the weeks leading up to a Clash of the Champions confrontation with the Stinger. In that contest, Sting would defeat The Scorpion and unmask him, only to discover it was an imposter. More imposters, and then, convoluted magic tricks, followed, as the mysterious stalker continued to torment the NWA World Champion.

In the actual match, Sting defeated The Black Scorpion to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Dick the Bruiser, an icon of St. Louis wrestling and its Wrestling at the Chase television show, served as the special referee the steel sage, main event showdown.

After his victory, Sting then removed the mask, to reveal The Nature Boy, much to the disappointment of the audience. 


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