Sting worked for decades before ever making his way to WWE and AEW. He dedicated a decade of his career to TNA, which later became Impact Wrestling, and naturally, the Icon went through a few variations as well.

Sting, the wrestling legend, has recently revealed, during an interview with The Ringer, that his “Joker” gimmick in TNA is an extension of his own personality.

“That’s really an extension of me. Most people don’t see that unless you get to know me. But I do have a personality, and I love to have fun,” Sting revealed. “That’s why I can do the [AEW wrestler and noted funnyman] Orange Cassidy spots with ease. I love that kind of stuff. But I don’t know, it was something that I felt like I needed to, again, evolve and try something different and step out of the box and take risks. I did, and I had so much fun. That one there was [over] more than any other character over the years.

“You talk to somebody like Kevin Nash,” Sting continues. “Marcus Bagwell … Lex Luger … the Steiner Brothers. They’ll tell you. It was just kind of who I was. I was constantly doing impersonations, doing voices and accents. I can remember playing cards with Randy Savage in the dressing room. Every hand I was beating him, and every hand I was playing the part of a different person. And I was just on him and on him and on him. And he got so mad because I was taking his money and he [yells] ‘Knock it off! I feel like I’m playing 10 different people. It’s not fair.’ I love that kind of stuff with the ‘Joker’ Sting.”


“We went to the U.K. and went to Wembley and they absolutely loved it,” Sting explains. “They ate it up, and I had a lot of fun doing that. I had the Joker thing, but I didn’t like the way things were going toward the end there. I had to walk away and I thought, ‘Wow, this is a couple of times now that I’m sort of disappearing with my tail between my legs.’”

The Joker character proved to be a fan favorite in TNA, with Sting receiving praise for his energetic and entertaining performances. It’s clear that Sting is enjoying the opportunity to bring this new aspect of his personality to life in the ring.

Sting also spoke about the importance of maintaining a sense of individuality in wrestling, stating that it’s important for wrestlers to be true to themselves and not get caught up in trying to fit a certain mold. The Joker character allowed Sting to do just that, as it allows him to be his authentic self while also providing an outlet for his creativity and sense of humor.

Overall, it seems that Sting’s Joker gimmick has been a success and has allowed him to connect with fans in a new and exciting way. It’s always great to see wrestlers having fun and bringing their own personalities to their characters, and Sting’s Joker is a perfect example of this.

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