You don’t need to be a wrestling fan to recognize this guy.

We could rattle off all the titles, championships and awards he’s won over the years but we’d probably bore you, because he’s won that many. He’s a legend, and his impressive track record dating back to his days in WCW is why he was the first inductee of 2016’s WWE Hall of Fame class!

Although a recent neck injury has caused several to speculate that Sting has retired from in-ring action, those rumors might just be wishful thinking from his opponents. We, along with the millions of WWE fans worldwide are still fantasy booking plenty of dream matches we’d love to see The Icon dominate. Sting versus The Undertaker, anyone?

With Wrestlemania 32 right around the corner, we figured that there’s no better time to celebrate the legendary career of the most celebrated wrestler in WCW history. With so many heavily-hyped matches on this year’s card, we’re forced to reminisce on the glory days of sports entertainment, back when this former champion would step into the ring with the likes of “Macho Man” Randy Savage, the Immortal Hulk Hogan and the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Each of those names will be waiting for Sting when he joins them in the WWE Hall of Fame in just a few short weeks.

A pending retirement doesn’t mean we won’t see any more of The Vigilante, though. WWE Hall of Famers make frequent appearances on weekly television and PPV specials, and we’re looking forward to the next time we hear the spooky sounds of The Crow. All of this is why we thought we’d teach you all how to get the signature black and white look of pro wrestling’s Scorpion!

Watch the video to see how we did it or follow along with the step-by-step instructions below!


Use a photo of Sting for reference.
Cover the face in white makeup leave the chin and eyes bare.
Get full coverage by working in layers.


Fill in the chin with black using a small brush.
Also fill in the eyes with black using a small brush.


Clean up the edges with more white makeup using with a wide flat brush.
With a big fluffy brush press white powder over the white makeup to set.
Cover the lips with black.


Using a photo for reference paint on the tribal design.
Use a thin brush to keep the edges crisp.


Finish by lining the eyes with black.
Now you’re ready to step in the ring.
“It’s showtime folks!”


Don’t worry. We won’t judge you if you heard Sting and immediately heard the opening chords of “Every Breath You Take” but we will judge you if you don’t try out this makeup look. Share your Sting makeup recreation pictures with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #WHCdoesSFX!