​Report: WWE Upset With Sting Casting Call Leak

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Source: The Wrestling Observer

UPDATE x 2: As we previously
reported, an agency sent out a casting call for an upcoming WWE-Sting project.
One notice was looking for actors/musicians for an “orchestra” with Sting face
paint. The other was for an actor who would be used as a Sting body double. The
project isn’t being done by WWE directly, but an agency that works with WWE
licenses.

The agency that released the notices didn’t realize
they would get so much buzz from the news online. WWE, meanwhile, is said to be
very upset with the news leaking since they don’t actually have Sting signed to
a contract yet.

UPDATE: Here is the latest
information regarding the casting call for a Sting related project that was
reported on earlier today.


* As of right now, Sting has not signed with
the WWE.


* This is not for RAW next week or any upcoming WWE
programming.

* As of today, there are no plans for Sting appearing any
time soon on RAW.

* This is not a WWE project, but is
a project from another agency that works with
WWE.


ORIGINAL: Casting agencies today have released
requests for Sting lookalikes for a WWE production. WWE is looking for a Sting
body double aged 38-50 who is “6’2, 250lb of pure muscle. Prefer a guy
with wrestling experience, very fit. HEAVILY muscular. Slightly longer dark
hair. Will have a full face of make up on. paying a higher rate as we need a
GREAT double for this.”


They are also seeking
“orchestra musicians with own instruments” aged 18 to 70 to
play a playing orchestra that would wear Sting’s trademark facepaint.

The
scenes rumored to be for a new WWE videogame which means that Sting will likely
have a major role. This would be his debut in a WWE game. He would be used
similar to how Ultimate Warrior, Mike Tyson and Brock Lesnar were used as the
“unique” name that helped promote the game.

The footage will be shot on
June 16, directed by Tom Haines and produced by Tom Martin for Street Gang
Films.

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