TNA: Is Sting as Joker Going to Do to Immortal What the Crow Couldn't?

Hamster EnigmaAnalyst IIIJuly 10, 2011

March 3, 2011—day of infamy for TNA—also marked the return of "the Icon," Sting

Apparently, he had returned to "right the wrong" of Immortal, who had been controlling the company unfairly.

He came as "The Network's" surprise to challenge Jeff Hardy for the TNA championship.

Like any returning star, Sting won and became the new TNA champion.

The next week he told fans that the reason that he came back after vowing to not return again was to stop the corruptive powers of Hogan, Bischoff, and the rest of Immortal.

He came to "save" TNA as "the Crow."

But recently, Sting lost the TNA championship to Mr. Anderson, thanks to Immortal's Eric Bischoff.

Now, Sting has gone crazy and started trying to take down the leaders of Immortal one by one.

It started with Bischoff and continued with Hogan.

Lately, Sting's mission has been to bring back the real Hulk Hogan—the one that fans loved (apparently it's going to happen)—and destroy Immortal by making Hulk Hogan realize his wrongs.

Sting has been trying to do this by feeding Hulk his vitamins and painting the faces of Hogan and Bischoff.

It's most likely going to work, but for now Sting is fighting the power by becoming the Joker.

He went from "the Crow" to "the Joker" because as "the Crow," he wasn't able to bring down Immortal.

Sting realized that the only way to get into Hogan's head is by playing mind games, so that's how "the Joker" Sting was born.

I believe that "the Joker" Sting brings an extra flair to the old Sting character.

It brought a new dimension to the old Sting, who was a man of darkness and a man who rarely showed a personality other than the serious one who just struck in the dark.

This "Joker" has a more outgoing personality, which works in helping play mind games with Sting's opponents along with providing extra humor.

It helped make Sting even more entertaining due to the unpredictability that it brings to company.

No one knows what "the Joker" will do next.

To me, that makes this character work.

Sting seems to be having fun by being entertaining and showing more personality, and it's working in keeping me a consistent viewer.

I don't know about you, but I feel that this "Joker" Sting is actually working.

What do you think about this "Joker" Sting?

Will this newfound persona for Sting be able to topple Immortal?

And most importantly of all, "Why so serious?"

"Let's put a smile on that face," and tell me which of Sting's personas you prefer more, "The Crow" or "The Joker."