Former TNA star Chris Harris discussed the opportunity to be the Fake Sting and the how the Icon felt about it.
During a recent appearance on the Insight with Chris Van Vliet podcast, the former seven time NWA Tag Team Champion spoke about the experience and revealed that it was actually the WWE Hall of Famer himself who painted his face for the occasion.
“It’s crazy, some of the most exciting moments of my life are me being someone else. I was one of the many in WCW that was doing the security, but some of the higher ups knew who I was.
I think I was picked back then just because of the look. I had the long hair, even though Sting’s hair wasn’t as long anymore, I fit more of the crow Sting. I got Sting’s outfit, he’s the one that painted my face up, it’s crazy. They could have had their makeup artist do it but Sting was the one that did it. Even Sting looked at me as he was painting and said ‘This is like looking in a mirror.’ I guess he saw that crow Sting with the hair, but it was very cool.
I think I am most remembered for the Halloween Havoc where I came out of the ring, which was the most fun I had being Sting, because I had a part in that match.”
Halloween Havoc 2000 would see Harris come up from under the ring during The Stingers loss to Jeff Jarret in a match that would feature run-ins from various imposters dressed as different versions of the WCW legend.
Harris continued, confirming he played the role of Fake Sting in WCW on more than one occasion:
“But they got clips of me in the rafters, and you couldn’t tell who it was. There were times where I was in a coffin, and they had me bust out of a coffin and beat somebody up. But a lot of times they would get out of that because they would have the strobe flashing, so you couldn’t tell who it was. But there was a lot of times where I was doing the fake Sting whether he was there or not.”
Years later Harris would get the chance to work with Sting again in TNA and the two have seemingly maintained a good relationship.
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