Originally Posted by HBKperfect23
Its hard to believe Bret was getting bag loads of fan mail in 86, considering he remained in the tag team division until the 90s. The tag division was so strong then, he would have been given the push earlier if Vince thought he was going to be marketable. I think Sting may have got Brets push, but it would have just delayed Bret a little while longer. He would eventually have got a push either way.
This is a really good point. My question is, how big was Sting pre late 80s WCW? Was he big enough for Vince to not consider him his guy and create him? To me it seems Vince would still push outside talent as long as they werent main eventers elsewhere.
Sting was pretty big going back as far as the UWF - Vince cherry picked some of their roster before they merged with WCW, he took DiBiase, Duggan, Bam Bam and Hercules, so he did have his chance to take Sting if he wanted him. Duggan was their top heel at the time believe it or not, and before the Sheik bust he was in line for a massive push... but of those guys he took 1 was a former WWWF man who had title pedigree with them and the other 3 were "big men". Vince went back and raided WCW for some of the others a bit later like Bossman and The Bushwhackers, but he still never went for Sting. Perhaps Warrior by then was cockblocking his former partner from Vince?