There was a lot talk regarding Sting backstage at the Bound For Glory PPV, including some internal frustration on him. He showed up to the PPV in tremendous shape as he lost about 20 pounds. Also, he said that he was more ready for his match with Jarrett than any other match in his career. However, he was said to be completely lost during the initial stages of the match as he blew a few spots. Jarrett had to bail him out, and fortunately, the crowd was on Sting’s side throughout the encounter.
Furthermore, when Sting showed up for the PPV, he was completely unaware that Kurt Angle would be involved in the match as the special referee. He didn’t complain about it, he just didn’t know. Apparently, Sting doesn’t watch Impact, although part of the blame can be attributed to TNA for the lack of communication. On the otherhand, some say it was a lack professionalism on Sting’s part to be so unaware of the industry and job that is paying him so much money.
Lastly, Sting forgot to bring his trademark white face paint with him to the event. When he realized his mistake, TNA had people search through local stores, but they couldn’t find any white face paint anywhere. Fortunately for Sting, a TNA official found an Insane Clown Posse fan in the stands with his face painted. They asked the fan if they could borrow his face paint, which he had in his car. So about one hour before Sting’s big match, a fan went to his car to give TNA officials his white face paint.