I thought Wrestlemania 31 was very well put together and the best pay-per-view on the WWE Network so far. The WWE vs. WCW war angle they did during Sting vs. Triple H was brilliant but what purpose does it serve for Sting to lose what could be his only match in WWE?
Sting vs. Triple H at Wrestlemania 31 explained everything regarding the build for it (or lack thereof). The reason Sting was so limited in his appearances leading up to the show and so little was told about their story going in is there was no story to tell. The story was already told and WWE wanted to do a vintage angle where they brought the Monday Night War back to life.
In Monday's conference call with Vince McMahon, one caller talked about how WWE was able to bring in Sting after WWE saw what people were watching in terms of on-demand content on the WWE Network. While Vince was quick to point out that wasn't the only reason they brought him in, he noted they took Sting from obscurity and made him an attraction at their biggest show of the year.
Sting vs. Triple H at Wrestlemania 31 was a match of symbolism, bringing the Monday Night War back to life and giving fans something they could only previously put together in a video game. I agree the entire angle was brilliant and I popped big time for the nWo and DX getting involved.
The reason Sting "did the honors" or lost is because WCW lost the war. The symbolism there is obvious - WWE over WCW then, now and forever. I find it a bit annoying that's how Sting gets treated -- especially when I think he was a bigger star than Triple H during the time period they're referencing -- but that was the message.
Sting vs. The Undertaker is clearly a possibility for Wrestlemania 32 but that will probably take some time to develop if it develops at all. It seems Sting is willing and ready but Undertaker will be another story.
WWE promoted a Sting interview with Renee Young after Raw went off the air and he stated he didn't know what his future held. He also delivered the Scorpion Death Drop in an angle with Bo Dallas that you can watch at this link or embedded in the video below:
Sting went in to the match against Triple H at Wrestlemania 31 like it was his last but he's open to working more if WWE wants him. Perhaps WWE chooses to bring him back again before Wrestlemania 32, as I believe Sting would do it. He's been consistent in saying he just wanted one more match -- one against The Undertaker -- but I have a hard time seeing Undertaker working any event other than Wrestlemania.