Tonight during the TNA Wrestling iMPACT! broadcast, which was taped last Thursday (February 24th), fans saw the company return of Steve “Sting” Borden, who has not been with the company for several months. In fact, for a few months, he was a free agent and the 2/21/11 vignettes that TNA’s competitor, WWE, aired hinting that the Undertaker was going to return made many within the industry think that Sting was going to sign for WWE for the first time in his career.
In the end, however, he did not, and he re-signed a reported one-year contract with TNA Wrestling. Tonight, the company decided to put him in a World Championship match against Jeff Hardy in the main event of the show, which took place outside of Orlando, Florida only for the second time in the history of TNA’s long-running television series. The last moments of the broadcast saw Sting celebrating with the TNA World Championship. Sting had previously won the championship belt two times in the past.