INSANE ICON - The Story of "Joker" Sting

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When Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff arrived in TNA, they were brought in as both producers and on-screen talent. The Hogan vs Sting rivalry from WCW was eventually continued in TNA with Hogan as the heel once again and Sting as the good guy. Through this rivalry and another feud with Mr. Anderson, Sting would once again revamp his wrestling character, and Impact Wrestling would become the home of "The Insane Icon", also known as "Joker" Sting to fans of TNA.
What's so notable about the Joker Sting era is that although it contained some of Sting's very best work, not that many people actually saw it. TNA and Impact Wrestling had lost a lot of momentum since the Hogan and Bischoff takeover, fans were tuning into WWE progamming from 2010 onwards, but faithful TNA fans will tell you how good this version of Sting truly was.
00:00 - The Hulk Hogan / Bischoff TNA era
02:36 - Rob Van Dam / Mr. Anderson / Sting Rivalry
07:33 - Mr. Anderson impersonates Sting
13:18 - Sting snaps at Mr. Anderson and Hulk Hogan
17:58 - The Insane Icon enters the Impact Zone
23:02 - The Midsummer Nightmare
- Much More!
#Wrestling #Sting #Documentary


  1. Kim Chi
    Kim Chi
    3 orë më parë

    I think Hogan was at his best during the Joker Sting feud.

  2. J.J. Gardner
    J.J. Gardner
    Ditë më parë

    8:01 Young bucks!

  3. Ultramega Rowell
    Ultramega Rowell
    3 ditë më parë

    Yes! HH and Bitchoff killed TNA too. Bitchoff and Russo kill everything they touch. So when they are present, prepair for a failure

  4. A LLegendly
    A LLegendly
    5 ditë më parë

    “Heath Ledgers performance as inspiration” LMFAO, that was no inspiration, that was straight up intellectual property theft.

  5. A LLegendly
    A LLegendly
    5 ditë më parë

    So essentially Sting used a stolen gimmick for the last 20 odd years of his career. Between Crow and Joker, what a waste Sting has become, and now AEW lmao.

  6. Sadiki St. George-Ngirwa
    Sadiki St. George-Ngirwa
    7 ditë më parë

    If Sting does have another run in AEW I want to see a tweener Joker Sting

  7. Ty H.Rodriguez
    Ty H.Rodriguez
    7 ditë më parë


  8. Ty H.Rodriguez
    Ty H.Rodriguez
    7 ditë më parë

    I love me some hogan

  9. Dary Babilonia
    Dary Babilonia
    9 ditë më parë

    This Era of TNA I consider Non Canon just like I consider The ECW/Wwe era non Canon

  10. matthewJ142
    10 ditë më parë

    Sting and Hulk have been friends since before they were wrestling. They were bodybuilders in california. Along with Jim the warrior Hellwig

  11. matthewJ142
    10 ditë më parë

    No matter what. You can still see the 🦂 in the paint. I love it. Did you know that when stings original squiggles was actually a scorpion claw. Like the original colorful paint but just black. I like how he incorporated red face paint like he did back in the wolfpack

  12. The Gnostic Immortal Vittorio
    The Gnostic Immortal Vittorio
    12 ditë më parë

    Sting is the only one who can take something from Hollywood and run with it making it gold.

  13. Malik Turner
    Malik Turner
    12 ditë më parë

    Anderson looks just like the old sting during the promos

  14. Grotgash the Blacktooth
    Grotgash the Blacktooth
    13 ditë më parë

    the Joker-Sting gimmick and story line has a very strong connection to me.

  15. Road Warrior Wil
    Road Warrior Wil
    14 ditë më parë

    I never got to see the Joker Sting gimmick. Looks pretty cool though.

  16. Jon Malbrough
    Jon Malbrough
    14 ditë më parë

    Thanks for this, I didnt get to see much of this when it happened

    16 ditë më parë

    That was awesome. Can't believe I missed this era of TNA - subscribed! Where is Part 2?

  18. Andrew Nicholls
    Andrew Nicholls
    17 ditë më parë

    Honestly... you do such a terrific job of all your videos. Enjoy them all!

  19. Gaming with the lowlow
    Gaming with the lowlow
    20 ditë më parë

    I always thought it was the crow sting.

  20. Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    20 ditë më parë

    I loved this feud so much glad I was there watching it 👍🏻

  21. Creep from outerspace
    Creep from outerspace
    20 ditë më parë

    Look up Krimson, you forgot to mention him.

    20 ditë më parë

    This storyline is already played out. And these old men just hurt to watch.

  23. yogi bear
    yogi bear
    23 ditë më parë

    Can't wait for Thanos Sting in 2021

  24. samuelalmanza49
    23 ditë më parë

    Wasn’t a fan of the crow character lol I’m so glad I missed joker sting. Dumb

  25. Wayne D. Ashford
    Wayne D. Ashford
    24 ditë më parë

    'Bitch-off' & 'Suck' Hogan very nearly killed pro wrestling as we know it;along with Vince Russo,well...what can we really say? 'Stinker' had 2 work with what he was given and was able to make it work,just like in WCW against the NWO (or as i called 'em the SAW:'Sorry-@$$ wrestlers')..!!!

  26. Cory Young
    Cory Young
    25 ditë më parë

    Everytime I see Anderson all I can hear is: KENNEDY!!!

  27. daysErlock
    26 ditë më parë

    At the 7:27 mark, when you are creepily watching your neighbor.

  28. Guyver Jay
    Guyver Jay
    26 ditë më parë

    Rvds match with sting was a complete dead rubber. It was obvious sting would win as they dedicated so much time to his fued with Mr Anderson 🙄

  29. hothotheat3000
    28 ditë më parë

    Wrestling is filled with old men trying to relive their glory days. It’s a never ending mid-life crisis. No wonder young talent has a hard time getting over at times.

  30. Schmerz dj
    Schmerz dj
    28 ditë më parë

    This is when angle was all gross and skinny... Eww... I know he was trying to drop weight class for Olympic trials, be he looked like he had cancer

  31. Studio 38
    Studio 38
    28 ditë më parë

    I just realized Sting looked like the Postal Dude.

  32. Dashing Dreww
    Dashing Dreww
    29 ditë më parë

    I really like that spot of Eric Bischoff fake count costing Sting the belt to Anderson. Has that spot happened before or after by anyone ?

  33. Cody Southard
    Cody Southard
    Muaj më parë

    Joker sting in aew would be brilliant think about he could have bench man and have funny promos and interviews and matches since he is up in age he would have to do much since the character could be more heel with cheating and outside help ect

  34. thinkprotoss
    Muaj më parë

    I did not know about this Storyline. It was great work.

  35. Happy Blobfish Productions
    Happy Blobfish Productions
    Muaj më parë

    Why does sting never use his red facepaint?

  36. Brian Dufour
    Brian Dufour
    Muaj më parë

    He should play new joker in a movie

  37. Bubba Hyde
    Bubba Hyde
    Muaj më parë

    Ya gotta admit, the Stinger had some great face paint in TNA, if nothin else.

  38. Bubba Hyde
    Bubba Hyde
    Muaj më parë

    I've always thought that if they would've played this more serious instead of silly, it could've been been so good.

  39. Marc Dunlop
    Marc Dunlop
    Muaj më parë

    This was definitely one of the better times for Impact. This & the early days of Aces&Eights was done pretty well & at the time I remember tuning in every week excited to see what developed. It’s been a long long time since I’ve enjoyed any storylines in any promotion. Genuinely struggling to remember the last one I had any real investment in.

  40. Aaron
    Muaj më parë

    I wonder if the owners of the joker character wanted to chase the company for using their product

  41. Deliverance115
    Muaj më parë

    He was the best part of TNA/Impact

  42. Trace Pyott
    Trace Pyott
    Muaj më parë

    Kinda cringe . My fav sting was surfer sting. I dunno why he felt he always had to copy popular movie characters. He could of been just as good as an original character.

  43. Kim Chi
    Kim Chi
    Muaj më parë

    24:02 Sting announcing he will sign with AEW. LOL!

  44. burnin4th
    Muaj më parë

    Eric Bischoff the greatest villain of all time

  45. MrPaiute
    Muaj më parë

    Thanks for the video, this was a cool saga for sting. My roommate and I would sync our cell phones to watch TNA episodes on a third party site and this was memorable

    1. Retro Guy
      Retro Guy
      Muaj më parë

      And touch winkys lol

  46. HighItsBubba
    Muaj më parë

    That wasn’t Kurt Angle that was Perc Angle

  47. Peter S
    Peter S
    Muaj më parë

    Why did Kurt Angle look so different?

  48. Dev
    Muaj më parë

    I guess I’m the only one that thought this was cringy af....

  49. MisAce2500
    Muaj më parë

    11:07 I'm seeing double here, four Stings!

  50. abdi libaax
    abdi libaax
    Muaj më parë

    I hated this sting and undertakers American badass.

  51. madant22
    Muaj më parë

    Time for Mr.Anderson Aka Mr. Kennedy to join AEW

  52. itsjacobpettit
    Muaj më parë

    anything sting does is awesome

  53. SSJ5G_YT
    Muaj më parë

    I may get a bunch of hate for saying this, but I love Joker Sting more than any other versions of Sting.

  54. Coda System
    Coda System
    Muaj më parë

    Still miss RVD on a side note 😢

  55. HandzKhalifa
    Muaj më parë

    Do the Main event Mafia nxt

  56. Joseph Crouch
    Joseph Crouch
    Muaj më parë

    I’ve been a Sting fan since I was a kid at first I wasn’t sold but what he did with this character had me marking out for it every week after

  57. D Toy
    D Toy
    Muaj më parë

    Lol I didn't even know this was a thing

    Muaj më parë

    The crow sting was best

  59. Johnny Behounek
    Johnny Behounek
    Muaj më parë

    Could you do the story of beer money

  60. Timothy Stull
    Timothy Stull
    Muaj më parë

    You cannot go way overtime. That is utterly impossible.

  61. Mansen Panamariodd
    Mansen Panamariodd
    Muaj më parë

    Sting is the reason I stay tuned every week. This got me reliving middle school memories

  62. ManWithNoName
    Muaj më parë

    8:53 [Flair kicking Suicide in the balls] 😄 so random, then quickly moves on to the next mention.

  63. Dré Gamer
    Dré Gamer
    Muaj më parë

    17:40 reminds me of the American Chopper meme. Hahaha

  64. Cordaro Ridgeway
    Cordaro Ridgeway
    Muaj më parë

    Great vid

  65. Vampirerockstar
    Muaj më parë

    Next wrestling bios video: "The story of Kevin Nash's knees"

  66. Scoutz
    Muaj më parë

    I watched it back then.. hated this gimick

  67. StillFree98 __
    StillFree98 __
    Muaj më parë

    *TA TA FOR NOW!*

  68. Adam Holbrook
    Adam Holbrook
    Muaj më parë

    For someone who got out of the wrestling world at the collapse of WcW and when Stone Cold Steve Austin was out for long periods, this is amazing. My interest in wrestling has been ignited again and its great to see what I've missed.

  69. Ty WestSide
    Ty WestSide
    Muaj më parë

    Okay it’s Long Over Due For a “RICO” documentary

  70. R C
    R C
    Muaj më parë

    If Impact had someone Ike Tony Khan behind time at that time, they could have did damage to WWE I think.

  71. Brandom Pope
    Brandom Pope
    Muaj më parë

    Kurt looks so different during this period

  72. Carlos Cowart
    Carlos Cowart
    Muaj më parë


  73. OkieAllDay
    Muaj më parë

    Joker Sting is legit. Sting's the man

  74. NK
    Muaj më parë

    The crow rip off was cringey, this is worse,

  75. Azphalazl Seprimanium
    Azphalazl Seprimanium
    Muaj më parë

    This would be the scariest version of the Sting gimmick imo. This was the pinnacle, the zenith, the ultimate form of the man called Sting. He makes first Crow Sting look like an amateur. Even surfer Sting can't hold a candle to the Insane Icon and I'm pretty sure Wolfpac Sting might die in an encounter with Joker Sting. The OG Main Event Mafia Sting isn't even near to this.

  76. Papa Rick
    Papa Rick
    Muaj më parë

    24:03 The table hit Sting on the knee

  77. John Meehan
    John Meehan
    Muaj më parë

    This was an absolute joy to watch.

  78. Chad Burchett
    Chad Burchett
    Muaj më parë

    I haven't heard that song thats in the intro in ages. Wow ! Takes me back. Where can I find the full song ? Thanks in advance.

  79. king lord
    king lord
    Muaj më parë

    He needs to bring back Joker Sting he is Hilarious

  80. Christopher G
    Christopher G
    Muaj më parë

    Everything that lead up to this and during this phase of Sting was amazing. It made me fall in love with Sting. Well, this and the events where Sting, Nash and Da Pope were buddies. I miss these days. It was totally awesome

  81. Gloria Kelley
    Gloria Kelley
    Muaj më parë

    😂😂lid off my cup

    Muaj më parë

    Heath Ledger was over rated in that role...Jack is the only true Joker. Sting did well with it, especially the humor.

  83. A Different Take
    A Different Take
    Muaj më parë

    Am really surprised at how much you enjoyed this to be honest. I HATED this run of TNA and especially Mr Andersons weird cross between him tryin to be badass stone cold and bumping Jarretts shtick of dressing as sting. Plus Sting was incredibly cringy the full run

    1. A Different Take
      A Different Take
      Muaj më parë

      Fair play you found enjoyment though

  84. AngelCaido79
    Muaj më parë

    Sting Joker was pure gold in TNA/Impact

  85. SuperDarksith
    Muaj më parë

    This videos are awesome!!!

  86. Scott Bauer
    Scott Bauer
    Muaj më parë

    The Not So Great Muta was undefeated!

  87. Fantomas
    Muaj më parë

    What's wrong with WCW 2.0? WCW was awesome. Besides, TNA is essentially the offshoot of WCW.

  88. Tony
    Muaj më parë

    Awesome video (Bios in general rock!). If i had known Impact had all these guys in, i would have checked in out - this was an amazing era that didnt get the coverage it deserved clearly.

  89. Shaniel Duggal
    Shaniel Duggal
    Muaj më parë

    Lol sting the guy who turned down wwe becuz the rock said “who in the blue hell are you” to Booker T. He cudve been great in wwe, but he bottled it big time

  90. Mirrorspear Gaming
    Mirrorspear Gaming
    Muaj më parë

    21:25 what

  91. The Own
    The Own
    Muaj më parë

    So sting went from a radical surfer, the Crow, the Joker and now some sort of Game of thrones "Wall" character?

  92. Phil
    Muaj më parë

    Love this style of video.always the stories that give meaning and context to these characters and any nostalgia they trigger. In the rings great n all but the balance between that n the narrative is perfect in these bios

  93. Daniel Ryan
    Daniel Ryan
    Muaj më parë

    6:27-“Yeah it was me who farted”

  94. Jackson Anderson
    Jackson Anderson
    Muaj më parë

    I enjoyed this Sting more than any of his characters. Especially what he did to Bobby Roode and Hulk Hogan

  95. rj benjamin
    rj benjamin
    Muaj më parë

    A wild Gunner appeared after the bell

  96. Chance Baraks
    Chance Baraks
    Muaj më parë

    I know a lot of people love this version of the Stinger and I do agree it was one of his better personas but nothing will ever beat original black and white the crow sting. Also I’m biased towards the Wolfpack sting but that’s just cause I loved the Wolfpack

  97. Dirk Platinum
    Dirk Platinum
    Muaj më parë

    Bischoff didn’t have a production role . He was solely an on screen character with zero creative .

  98. Richard Bright
    Richard Bright
    Muaj më parë

    W8 what ? My Brain ? Sting Joker was prior to Joaquin Joker right ? 26:18 He does simillar rant as in the movie on Murray show where he shifts from crazy calm into a lunatc and he even wears red suit and his hair slicked back like Joaquins.

  99. Stuart Sutton
    Stuart Sutton
    Muaj më parë

    Sting makes any storyline good. One of the all time greats

  100. Geeky Guy
    Geeky Guy
    Muaj më parë

    I have to say that just before this I stopped watching because the company was trying too hard to be WCW2.0 and rival the WWE but I'd also already stopped watching WWE as well, most true fans see the whole period as the end of TNA, and its worst period due to it selling out everything that made it special and it's overuse of ex WWE guys