Sting On Why He Chose TNA, Origins Of Face Paint, Kudos To Ric Flair, Kurt Angle The Best In The World

Brandon Baxter interviewed Sting Friday morning to promote the March 28th Impact Wrestling tapings in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Below is a recap of the interview:

  • Sting had his first actual wrestling match in front of a live crowd in Jonesboro, Arkansas 27 years ago.
  • “The Icon” said he’s chose to stay with TNA because it reminds him of the old school WCW days. He remembers launching Monday Nitro and becoming the talk of the town. Sting sees this same potential in TNA.
  • He keeps coming back for the crowd and “the guys,” not for the money. He wants to help get the name and brand out there.
  • Sting said he started painting his face when he was tagging with The Ultimate Warrior (before he was the Ultimate Warrior obviously). The thinking was The Road Warriors were a well-known tag team that painted their faces and they were bodybuilder type guys, so perhaps they could paint their faces and get a match with the Road Warriors.
  • He credited his 1988 match with Ric Flair for putting him on the map. Sting said to this day Flair is his favorite opponent and he gives him tremendous kudos.
  • Sting said that Kurt Angle pushed him to his limit. He said Kurt is the best all around wrestler in the world and is a machine.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety embedded in the video below:

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  • wrestlingfan4life

    The word “icon” is used a lot among the talent of professional wrestling, but if, as with the Highlander, there can be only one, Sting is that one. Even more so than Hogan, Sting has brought prestige to professional wrestling, helping to turn “rasslin” into professional wrestling entertainment.