Las Vegas, prepare to welcome Sting this August.

Steve Borden, who has wrestled as Sting since the 1980s and is only just retiring in March 2024, is being honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club with its Iron Mike Mazurki Award, name in honor of its founder, Mike Mazurki.

The Iron Mike is the top award in pro wrestling, aimed to honor the top names, those who have contributed not just to the pro wrestling business, but outside of it as well.

Known for his unparalleled charisma, indomitable spirit, and a career spanning several decades, STING has left an indelible mark on the world of professional wrestling,” reads the CAC press release announcing Sting’s award. “From his early days as a member of the Blade Runners to becoming the face of WCW’s golden era, from his TNA run to his battles in the WWE and concluding his in-ring career, just this, upcoming, March with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), STING’s contributions to the sport are nothing short of legendary.”

Previous winners of the award include Lou Thesz, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Stu Hart, Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon, Terry Funk, Killer Kowalski, Bret Hart, Harley Race, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Madusa, JBL, and last year’s winner CM Punk — who spoke passionately about pro wrestling for nearly 45 minutes without once mentioning AEW, which fired him that week.

The 58th Annual CAC Reunion takes place from August 19 to August 21, 2024, at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas, NV.

The only other honoree announced so far is David McLane of GLOW and Women of Wrestling fame, who is receiving the CAC’s inaugural Karl Lauer Independent Promoter Award.

TOP PHOTO: Sting at the Contest of Champions: Where Heroes Gather fan fest, on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at RWJBarnabas Health Arena, in Toms River, NJ. Photo by George Tahinos,