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Face paint is an old and well-known element of the pro-wrestling world. Throughout different generations, there have been several memorable performers who did their best work with their faces painted, including (but in no way limited to) guys like Jim Hellwig (Ultimate Warrior), Steve Borden (Sting), and Bill Eadie and Barry Darsow (Ax and Smash of Demolition).
Just like masks, the paint helps to extend a wrestler’s visual style and personality above the shoulders, and care needs to be taken to pull it off right. A good piece can enhance a character and present more cosmetic options than masks. A bad piece, however, can completely nullify them.
Without a doubt, there have been some ugly face paints, but that doesn’t necessarily make them bad. Aja Kong springs to mind… she will not be on this list.
This is simply a collection of the ten more poorly-conceived, »
- Luke Lafontaine
Kieran Fisher looks back on the career of Sting following his retirement from in-ring competition…
After an illustrious 30-year career, Sting is expected to retire from professional wrestling, following an injury picked up against Seth Rollins at Night of Champions last year. The Icon’s decision to call it quits comes as no surprise, but it is upsetting for fans who were hoping to see him don the face paint and brandish the bat one last time to end his short-lived WWE career on a high with a victorious Wrestlemania moment. That being said, The Stinger’s impact on the business has been monumental; as one of the biggest stars the industry ever produced, he’ll go down in history as one of the immortals, placed in the upper echelons of wrestling’s most revered legends. However, despite his status in the business, his career was one beleaguered with more mishandling than triumph. »
- Kieran Fisher
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