Sting number-one contender
Plucky upstart Sting has already earned a title shot somehow.

Rookie professional wrestler Sting has achieved the nearly impossible: earned a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship despite having only wrestled once before.

It was announced today that Sting, who lost his WWE debut this past Spring, has become the unlikely underdog challenger for Seth Rollins’ championship — and the plucky upstart might just have enough moxie to topple the champ.

“Despite his inexperience, Sting competes like a seasoned veteran,” said WWE executive Hunter Hearst Helmsley, who easily defeated the newcomer during his debut bout. “The kid’s got heart.”

Sting’s unprecedented skyrocket to WWE’s main-event picture has sparked speculation among fans about whether he had any training or wrestling experience prior to joining WWE.

One fan in an online wrestling forum insisted that Sting competed during the past decade in an organization called Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) Wrestling, though the existence of this organization could not be confirmed.