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According to a report from the Busted Open radio show (via PW Torch), Lex Luger will induct Sting into the Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling Hall of Fame (HOF) at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view (PPV) on Sun., Oct. 14, 2012, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sting was originally announced as going into the HOF at Slammiversary back in June with the actual induction ceremony to take place at Bound for Glory, which makes sense because it's the company's biggest show of the year.
It also makes sense that TNA would want to bring Luger back in to induct him, if that's actually the case. The report isn't confirmed but Luger is a longtime friend of Sting's dating all the way back to the late '80s when the two worked together in World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
The Stinger was also instrumental in bringing Luger back to WCW in the late 90s to play a major part with that promotion until it shut down in 2001. Luger made only a couple appearances in TNA, both in support of Sting, and there is the question of how much of a risk it may be to use Luger in such a capacity.
By all accounts, Luger, at just 54-years-old, looks much, much older and hardly resembles the jacked up "Total Package" most wrestling fans remember. He's had numerous health problems since leaving the pro wrestling industry, including a spinal stroke that left him temporarily paralyzed. He's been doing better of late but it wasn't that long ago he was struggling just to sign autographs. It seems awful risky to count on him to induct Sting as the very first member into the newly opened TNA Hall of Fame.
We'll see if that's the direction the company goes but don't be surprised if it's not.