INSANE ICON II : "Joker" Sting vs Hulk Hogan in Impact Wrestling

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In 2011, the man called Sting had a drastic change of character in TNA. Known to fans as “Joker” Sting but officially dubbed the “Insane Icon”, the Stinger’s new gimmick was heavily inspired by the movie “The Dark Knight” as Steve Borden looked (and acted) like The Joker. With Hulk Hogan and the Immortal faction as his main rivals, Sting would entertain fans of TNA with this new and odd character. Some fans loved it, some fans didn’t, but it’s a very interesting part of The Stinger’s career that’s extremely fascinating to look at.
In this video, we look at the events that led up to Sting vs Hulk Hogan at Bound for Glory 2011. Topics covered here include Sting using a bird to intimidate Eric Bischoff, Sting’s feud with Kurt Angle, the final Sting vs Flair match to ever happen, Hogan vs Sting in TNA and loads more.
00:00 - Sting and Kurt Angle get prepared for their match
02:44 - Sting, Eric Bischoff & The Cage
06:03 - Sting vs Angle at Hardcore Justice 2011
07:55 - Sting and Ric Flair's feud gets revisited
15:04 - Hogan vs Sting at Bound for Glory 2011
20:28 - Sting's rivalry with Bobby Roode
- Much More!
#Sting #Wrestling #Documentary


  1. Ronny Sunshine
    Ronny Sunshine
    2 ditë më parë

    There's somthing bout during Sting's "joker" gimmick he wore a red suit. Keeps reminding me of the new joker movie. Even kicks his feet up on the desk too

  2. Delbert Prince
    Delbert Prince
    5 ditë më parë

    I miss watching TNA....I enjoyed the storylines with Sting......Hulk Hogan played an excellent role with TNA.......

  3. Joshin Around
    Joshin Around
    11 ditë më parë

    The Hulkster's subtle blade job though haha 19:28

  4. Kevyn King
    Kevyn King
    18 ditë më parë

    A great video once again! Honestly, it's refreshing to hear someone talk positively about the Joker Sting gimmick. I've seen almost nothing but negative comments about it online over the years. Despite me being 11 when I was watching the whole thing play out, I remember being pretty enthralled by it.

  5. Mehdi Raza
    Mehdi Raza
    18 ditë më parë

    I just love how structured your videos are. Perfection!

  6. Breaking The Image
    Breaking The Image
    25 ditë më parë

    This all seemed like a WCW alt. Universe.. 😅😅

  7. Allie-RX
    26 ditë më parë

    Joker Sting is hella underrated! Would love to see him return to that in AEW. It fits him more for his current age than the Crow Sting, which fits more for young peak Sting.

  8. Captain Kh28 Danger leader of SWO avengers
    Captain Kh28 Danger leader of SWO avengers
    26 ditë më parë

    Joker 🃏 Sting 🦂 was my favorite wrestler in wrestling world 🌎 today sting 🦂 forever ♾ and for life

  9. Gold & Blue Dude
    Gold & Blue Dude
    26 ditë më parë

    Is it just me or did Kurt Angle look like Randy Couture at this time?

  10. Matt Blackwell
    Matt Blackwell
    26 ditë më parë

    Jeez that Foo Fighters song is terrible...

  11. Weezy F Jordan
    Weezy F Jordan
    Muaj më parë

    Man this channel 🔥

  12. Kim Chi
    Kim Chi
    Muaj më parë

    Was there a mechanical spider in the cage?

  13. HighItsBubba
    Muaj më parë

    I love how normal ric flair is just as crazy an insane sting

  14. Vivien Carroll
    Vivien Carroll
    Muaj më parë

    Loved this era of sting! so much respect to you man only found the xhannel 2 months ago an think ive nearly binge watched the majority of your videos!!! so in depth and play by play of the history of wrestling and eras! keep up the great work man!

  15. jodecideion
    Muaj më parë

    Thanks for doing this set of videos! As a person who was watching Impact/TNA during this era. I believe most fans "WWE" missed out on some good wrasslin!

  16. Thomas Gebhardt
    Thomas Gebhardt
    Muaj më parë

    They should give Oscars to wrestlers, Sting wouldve been a shoe in!

  17. thejordanbrooks
    Muaj më parë

    Hulk Hogan is such garbage!

  18. Creighton Chaney 1941
    Creighton Chaney 1941
    Muaj më parë

    Please do a Jeff Hardy turning into Willow

  19. Matt Fraser
    Matt Fraser
    Muaj më parë

    WTF kinda crow is that? I've never seen a crow with a white ring around it. They're usually all black

    1. Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser
      Muaj më parë

      It appears to be an African Pied Crow. Now I'm even more confused....

  20. Patrick Kendrick
    Patrick Kendrick
    Muaj më parë

    So basically the Joker Sting gimmick was the storyline that should’ve happened with crow Sting and NWO. That’s my takeaway

  21. Kyle Magley
    Kyle Magley
    Muaj më parë

    sting gave an amazing performance, but to go through all that to bring back hulkamania hulk? maybe in a parallel universe. in this one hulk is irredeemable.

  22. Louie Flores
    Louie Flores
    Muaj më parë

    Next video bio man should be Bully Rays calves lol

  23. Louie Flores
    Louie Flores
    Muaj më parë

    Angle looked so small. I remember he was training for the Olympics around this time then got hurt.

  24. Tony
    Muaj më parë

    Seriously, this 2 part series on Insane Icon is the best one yet. I had no idea Impact Wrestling was as good as this at this time, would have switched over from WWE if i had! Awesome stuff.

  25. MarkieMX
    Muaj më parë

    Bios-man vids are the best.

  26. Jaime Vasquez
    Jaime Vasquez
    Muaj më parë

    Is it only me waiting for Joker Sting to look at the camera and say “alllllrrrriiiiggghhhttttyyyyy then!!!” And Damn does Angle looks like a different person. Wouldn’t have recognized him if he didn’t say so

  27. Jay D
    Jay D
    Muaj më parë

    I honestly just love how Sting’s face paint told a story within itself

  28. Schmeckledwarf Huggins
    Schmeckledwarf Huggins
    Muaj më parë

    I would LOVE for you to cover the history of Immortal and Fortune!

  29. Puddin’ Tame
    Puddin’ Tame
    Muaj më parë

    I enjoy Sting, but to be honest this era wasn't the best in TNA. Too many lackluster storylines like Aces and Eights, it didnt have enough build up and was rushed. I prefer TNA 2005-2009 was a lot better. I no longer watch it anymore, but I use to be a big fan.

  30. Rory Bierman
    Rory Bierman
    Muaj më parë

    Actually liked impact when Hogan was basically running it and when Sting was running it as well. Once Hogan left it was done for.

  31. Sigmund Furtado
    Sigmund Furtado
    Muaj më parë

    Good job breaking this story line down

  32. ShartLord
    Muaj më parë

    Sting is back! AEW

  33. Benny
    Muaj më parë

    you can say what ever you want about IMPACT - this whole sting story line was so awesome and i cant wait to see what he will have in store for us at AEW

    1. ZCS
      Muaj më parë

      If anyone can help AEW win its war against WWE’s tertiary show, it’s a man who was great in the 90s and 2000s because pushing Dean Ambrose, Stardust, and Chris Jericho wasn’t moving the needle much

  34. hassan palomo
    hassan palomo
    Muaj më parë

    I might be late saying this but now you have to do a broken Matt Hardy video

  35. Jeff Felix
    Jeff Felix
    Muaj më parë

    Joker sting is such a joke 😂

  36. Spirit Deezy
    Spirit Deezy
    Muaj më parë

    "I've seen Suburban Commando."

    1. Timothy Witham
      Timothy Witham
      Muaj më parë

      Love that movie it's so cheesy it fun to watch

  37. erik puckett
    erik puckett
    Muaj më parë

    I feel like I was a wrestling fan for such a short time.

  38. Muhammad Usama Ayaz Attari
    Muhammad Usama Ayaz Attari
    Muaj më parë

    Sting was TNA's Undertaker Bobby Rude was TNA's HHH Aj Styles was TNA's JohnCena

  39. Anthony Longmire
    Anthony Longmire
    Muaj më parë

    Thank you for the excellent content!

  40. rj benjamin
    rj benjamin
    Muaj më parë

    Sting: I'm the network executive Steiner: you're wearing makeup!

  41. The Business Harper
    The Business Harper
    Muaj më parë


  42. Jeffrey Riley
    Jeffrey Riley
    Muaj më parë

    Dave Meltzer doesn't think Sting is a Hall of Famer but Kenny Olivier is.

  43. Angel Flores
    Angel Flores
    Muaj më parë

    That's me at 24:06 to the right of the ring post, holding a camera and painted up like Joker Sting 😅

  44. Larry Nations
    Larry Nations
    Muaj më parë

    Dude these were great videos thank you definitely worth watching

  45. connor duncan
    connor duncan
    Muaj më parë

    The booby roode James storm feud actually led to a reallly brutal match at bound for glory 2012 very bloody

  46. RageDMX47
    Muaj më parë

    11:53 even Lance Storm would think that chairshot looks weak

  47. Triceps Of Terror
    Triceps Of Terror
    Muaj më parë

    Never thought much of the Mr Anderson/Kennedy character

    1. aaron H
      aaron H
      Muaj më parë

      That's because for the most party he was mildly bland at best, his best moments as a wrestler were his feud with Kurt in TNA, and his feud with Sting, everything else was kind of meh just going through the motions.

  48. Stadiumjay
    Muaj më parë

    I missed out on some good stuff back then wow

  49. KobashiTV
    Muaj më parë

    Lmao Suburban Commando acting performance. Great line.

  50. ezy. mac
    ezy. mac
    Muaj më parë

    Very cool man. I've never watched TNA/Impact but this seems like a great send-off for those legends. Hogan and Flair.

  51. The Treklosopher
    The Treklosopher
    Muaj më parë

    I had just watched a compilation of all the Insane Icon stuff. And yeah, it was great. I wish I had watched it then. Some of the best work Stinger ever did.

  52. Punx is idol and noise
    Punx is idol and noise
    Muaj më parë

    Kurt angle tna video or maybe fortune?

  53. Emo Bassist
    Emo Bassist
    Muaj më parë

    I'd totally hit Dixie Carter

  54. Emo Bassist
    Emo Bassist
    Muaj më parë

    Why does Kurt Angie look so weird

  55. Iron man
    Iron man
    Muaj më parë

    Impact storyline were just silly to me. I never cared for joker Sting

  56. Darryl Joudrey
    Darryl Joudrey
    Muaj më parë

    The fans can bring Hulkamania back. I remember that. Hogan stood in one corner while he cleared the ring. It was wonderful though.

  57. The Killer Weezer
    The Killer Weezer
    Muaj më parë

    This angle is better than the nwo

  58. drinking bleach rn
    drinking bleach rn
    Muaj më parë

    angle looked pretty rough

  59. Adam Young
    Adam Young
    Muaj më parë

    Tremendous videos the last two episodes. Joker Sting for me when it was happening, I thought sucked, but later on when watching some of the promos and how things were being booked, this was better than a lot of fans thought at the time. At least Borden was trying to do something different. There was some great fun promos and segments from this. Steve seemed like he was enjoying himself too for once in TNA.

  60. K. Irvin
    K. Irvin
    Muaj më parë

    Main Event Mafia ???

  61. Menas Getachew
    Menas Getachew
    Muaj më parë


  62. Dimitriy Miretskiy
    Dimitriy Miretskiy
    Muaj më parë

    I honestly hope the joker sting returns. Also what's this theme in the beginning and end

  63. Shane Rutch
    Shane Rutch
    Muaj më parë

    Who tf calls brass knuckles brass nucks?

  64. Ennui Go Jarred
    Ennui Go Jarred
    Muaj më parë

    Is there a link for the Foo Fighters/ Sting theme mashup?

  65. Iron Cross Training, Ltd
    Iron Cross Training, Ltd
    Muaj më parë

    Where can I watch these episodes of TNA Are they available?

  66. Snipey McSendit
    Snipey McSendit
    Muaj më parë

    2 Boomers wrastlin? Who tf cares?!?!?!

  67. Daniel Ruski
    Daniel Ruski
    Muaj më parë

    Quiet possibly one of the worst rivalries ever

  68. Orlando Simpson
    Orlando Simpson
    Muaj më parë

    You should do the first ever TNA Impact on Wrestling Bios.

  69. Orlando Simpson
    Orlando Simpson
    Muaj më parë

    I think you can do Raven's career in TNA on Wrestling Bios.

  70. Alex M
    Alex M
    Muaj më parë

    When you see Angle's eyes, you can just tell he's on something.

      Muaj më parë

      Perc angel was a wild boi

  71. Jake Dandy
    Jake Dandy
    Muaj më parë

    He does this, he does that, he's quick as a cat and he hits you with a bat

  72. Threat20
    Muaj më parë

    Can you do an in depth analysis video of Stings career in AEW please?

  73. Kenny Havoc
    Kenny Havoc
    Muaj më parë

    I forgot how good It-Factor Bobby Roode was

  74. Robert Regnier
    Robert Regnier
    Muaj më parë

    I am exactly the fan you described. Love WCW Sting as a kid, but as an adult I had no draw to TNA advertising. This was great! I'll definitely check out his promos as the icon. Thanks, I'll hit ya up on Patreon or sum

  75. Chad Koon
    Chad Koon
    Muaj më parë

    Love The Sting vids... can't wait for the next installment of the Sting series! Great work!!!

  76. Patrick Gardner
    Patrick Gardner
    Muaj më parë

    The only thing Sting hated about the horrible Robocop angle in the WCW was that he didn't get to be Robocop Sting.

  77. bryan foust
    bryan foust
    Muaj më parë

    Pretty good I just finished part 1

  78. Nemo Pouncey
    Nemo Pouncey
    Muaj më parë

    picture this sting in aew.

  79. Jason Joseph
    Jason Joseph
    Muaj më parë

    The day sting thought he was the crow I couldn't cheer for him again. Then he started calling himself the icon. You're not the icon sting. Sorry

  80. Snaidni Etah I
    Snaidni Etah I
    Muaj më parë

    20:23 14 years after Starrcade '97, and Sting still can't get his tanning game up to par. Not cool.

  81. Anthony Venezia
    Anthony Venezia
    Muaj më parë

    It’s funny how many times that Garret bischoff shows up in this video

  82. Sanity/The Tony Green Files
    Sanity/The Tony Green Files
    Muaj më parë

    Hulk with the softest chair shots of all time

  83. Alex Berry
    Alex Berry
    Muaj më parë

    Hogan is just so annoying, his total lack of in ring skills makes his matches damn near unwatchable

    1. Iron Cross Training, Ltd
      Iron Cross Training, Ltd
      Muaj më parë

      This comment doesn't work for my 100 back surgeries brother. Dude is damn near crippled

  84. - MetropolisKid -
    - MetropolisKid -
    Muaj më parë

    i saw the whole joker sting storyline...literally the ONLY reason i’d watch tna impact wrestling at the i watch impact because of kenny omega. JK i watch all promotions regardless of storylines. i watch it for the wrestling.

  85. Punx is idol and noise
    Punx is idol and noise
    Muaj më parë

    I fell off impact wrestling during this time because I went to bootcamp. Can I request aces and eights

    Muaj më parë

    Can you make a history of Bayley and Sasha Banks???

  87. Tim Bartsch
    Tim Bartsch
    Muaj më parë

    Listening to this while watching AEW

  88. Dustin Weddle
    Dustin Weddle
    Muaj më parë

    Dug it til the end when I got destroyed by that overly loud snare in the foo fighters rip off at the end lol

  89. Daniel Human
    Daniel Human
    Muaj më parë

    I purchased the Bound For Glory PPV for Sting vs. Hogan. It was great!

  90. Jay MacAulay
    Jay MacAulay
    Muaj më parë

    I never watched TNA/Impact. Kurt Angle looks weird. Drugs?

  91. Jason P
    Jason P
    Muaj më parë

    All of this really looks amazing compared to modern day WWE.

  92. Knights Of Pluto
    Knights Of Pluto
    Muaj më parë

    Sting isn't my favorite wrestler but he is the embodiment of pro wrestling.

  93. Mike Gunn3r
    Mike Gunn3r
    Muaj më parë

    Kurt Angle looked rough...

  94. Nicky Greenwood
    Nicky Greenwood
    Muaj më parë

    My favourite time of tna! Well this and the mr Anderson.......Anderson... Asshole bit. He was so lovely when me and my daughter met him! Mr Ken..Anderson and leaving wwe to tna next!

  95. Titto 530
    Titto 530
    Muaj më parë

    Great video, makes me wish I saw Impact during this time. Any way to watch whole episodes of this era?

  96. Philip Glover
    Philip Glover
    Muaj më parë

    This was possibly one of Impact Wrestling’s most underrated storylines I mean even Sting’s crow got over 😂

  97. JackDanuls Prime
    JackDanuls Prime
    Muaj më parë

    Can't wait for the Ace's and Eights Videos. Best faction at it's time.

  98. black out
    black out
    Muaj më parë

    joker sting was legit lame lol

  99. Черносливов Плавил
    Черносливов Плавил
    Muaj më parë

    We wrestle in the society

  100. No Name
    No Name
    Muaj më parë

    The Jason Statham version of Kurt Angle doesn’t get talked about enough

    1. MWOtv
      5 ditë më parë

      Perc angle

      Muaj më parë

      I honedtly didn't know for sure it was him until bio guy said it was

    3. Nils Gustafson
      Nils Gustafson
      Muaj më parë

      Drugs are a hell of a drug.