Avoiding the Sting

Nov. 19, 1991

Rude is almost awarded the U.S. Title at Clash of The Champions when Sting is sent to the hospital by Lex Luger earlier in the night. The contract says that if the champion is not present, the challenger gets the title. Sting makes it back in time for the bout, but Rude’s focused attack on his injured leg is too much to handle. Just one month into his WCW stint, Rude is already a champion.

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