I used to be a sting fan..thats USED to be until he proved hiself to be an absolute coward and wuss by not signing with WWE cos they'd "treat his character badly" and always saying it never felt right for him. Then finding out it's just cos he wanted to have 6 months off a year like he always has done in WCW and now tna. Also, he claims to respect and want a match with Taker...thats why he allowed himself to be part of the 2/21/11/ rip off crap that WWE did for takers return a month later in tna, thats not respect, thats a cheap *** shot at WWE and Taker and by the way sting, It FAILED much like your employers company will :D
HBK is the ONLY one of the two who can be called an Icon as he's the ONLY one of them to have a pair of balls. He ALWAYS did what Vince told him too for the good of the WWE, he ALWAYS worked his *** off (even with a BROKEN BACK) and ALWAYS performed better than anyone else ever has or ever will. I was never really a BIG HBK fan when I was younger, I was in the Bret Hart camp before and after the Montreal Screwjob, but looking back, love or hate the guy he always put on the best shows and made people who were just awful look awesome and convincing. He really is "The Show Stoppa, The Main Event, The Icon, The HEART, BREAK, KID, SHAWN MICHALES" The ONLY one of these 2 guys who is a legit legend and icon. (I would have put Mr Wrestlemania in there, but i personally think Taker deserves that title more as he's undefeated there, but HBK does have a claim to it as well i suppose :D ).
So in short, my answer, HBK is THE ICON!