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January 8, 2016

James Storm Reveals Why He Chose to Sign with TNA & Not NXT, Talks Fans Criticizing His Decision, Praises HHH, Is the Door Open for a WWE Return?

Returning TNA star James Storm recently spoke with Bill Apter for WZ and 1Wrestling.com, to talk Storm’s return to TNA Impact Wrestling, and below are some interview highlights:

On why he returned to TNA vs other promotions:

“You know to me I got unfinished business to do and basically to support my family. Thats what it came down to. I was in contract negotiations with different people and what it all boiled down to Impact Wrestling gave me the best offer.”

On people criticizing his decision to return to TNA:

“They can say whatever they want to say if they want to say negative stuff about me I don’t care. Because they don’t know the whole story. There’s a lot that went on behind the scenes.”

Storm then elaborates on the above comment, praises Triple H, reveals whether or not the door is open for a WWE NXT return and much more. Be sure to check out the entire interview in the video player below:

January 6, 2016

Big Backstage Update on Why James Storm Did Not Sign with WWE NXT, Details on Storm’s New TNA Deal, Possible WWE Return & More

As noted, James Storm made his official return to TNA last night at the Impact Wrestling debut on POP TV.

According to WZ Daily regular and ProWrestlingSheet.com’s Ryan Satin, sources noted that after months of negotiations, WWE was only willing to offer Storm a deal that would earn the former TNA Champion less than $100K a year. TNA, on the other hand, was offering 2 1/2 times more than that.

Money was the motivating factor for Storm, who signed a two year deal with TNA which will also see him get a cut of merchandise sales. The offer from TNA is said to be guaranteed money, and as for WWE, the door remains open for a possible return.

January 5, 2016

Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Returns To Company

Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion James Storm returned to TNA at tonight's show.

Storm had been wrestling on and off for NXT, but hadn't signed a deal with the WWE. Yesterday, Storm said that he was only going to the TNA tapings in order to have a meeting with the company. You can see a photo from his return below.

October 23, 2015

'Cowboy' James Storm on what led him to NXT

It was like a scene out of an old Western, but instead of whispers of disbelief spreading through a crowded saloon, the news broke on Twitter: The Cowboy had ridden into town.

James Storm’s unannounced debut in NXT — a decisive outing against Danny Burch that aired Wednesday on WWE Network — has been greeted with adulation and genuine shock. In this WWE.com exclusive interview, the celebrated outlaw says he is ready to prove himself inside NXT’s yellow ropes. And with 18 years of hard-fought ring experience to back up his reputation, much of it on an international stage, make no mistake: This isn’t James Storm’s first rodeo.

WWE.COM: Can you walk us through how the conversation of you coming to NXT began?

STORM: It came about because I’m good friends with Road Dogg and Billy Gunn. They put it in Triple H’s ear that I was free and clear of all contracts, to see if there’s some interest there. I actually called Road Dogg to see if it was OK that I went up to the NXT Nashville show not too long ago. He said, “Yeah, just try to stay out of sight.” So, I stayed in the locker room. There were reports that I was sitting in the front row at an NXT show, and I didn’t deny that I was there. I just said, “I saw the reports and I’m sorry, but that was not me sitting in the front row.” [Laughs.]

Then, [WWE Performance Center Head Coach] Matt Bloom pulled me aside and asked if I was available to come down that Wednesday and Thursday to Orlando. I went down and talked to Triple H at the NXT TakeOver: Respect special. Then the next night, he asked if I was willing to appear, and I said yes.

WWE.COM: A lot of people probably thought they’d never see the day when you’d be in an NXT ring. Did you ever feel that way?

STORM: No. I was actually really good friends with Dusty Rhodes, and he told me long ago, “You’ll know when it’s your time.” I’ve had a couple chances to come to WWE before, but I just didn’t feel like it was my time yet. I just had to wait for the right timing, and I feel like this was it. I felt like I had done all I could do, and it was my time to prove myself on a big stage...More?

October 9, 2015

James Storm Has Not Signed With WWE And TNA Is Making Plays, TNA Cancels House Show Tour

TNA has cancelled its "Hardcore Halloween" house show tour that was set to run between October 29 and November 1, according to a report from F4WOnline.com. The show on 10/30 was set to be a "One Night Only" pay-per-view taping, and all four events are still listed on the official TNA website as of this evening.

- Former TNA world champion James Storm has apparently not yet signed a contract with WWE, despite working last night's NXT taping event and the company making an official announcement about his debut. According to former TMZ Senior Producer Ryan Satin, TNA offered Storm a new contract last week to return to the company, and after officials heard he was at this week's NXT Takeover: Respect show in Orlando, they called him up offering even more.

If "The Cowboy" does opt for a run with WWE past this one-time appearance, he will likely be called into the next set of NXT tapings.

James Storm Arrives in NXT

One night after the critically acclaimed TakeOver: Respect special on WWE Network, NXT has again made waves.

James Storm, an 18-year veteran and former heavyweight champion, made his unannounced debut at tonight’s NXT TV tapings. He competed in a match that will air on NXT on Wednesday, Oct. 21, only on WWE Network.

The official NXT Twitter account broke the news of Storm’s presence in the NXT Arena at Full Sail University, and Triple H also tweeted about the appearance.

June 28, 2015

Two More Big TNA Departures

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Awesome Kong and Taryn Terrell's contracts have both expired this weekend. The two will finish up at Slammiversary tonight.

Terrell joined TNA in 2012 as a referee for the knockouts division before becoming a full-time wrestler for the brand. She's the longest reigning Knockouts Champion in history, and is actually still the on-screen champion.

Awesome Kong returned to the company in January after being out of TNA for almost five years. She was fired in 2010 following a physical incident with Bubba the Love Sponge. She spent some time with WWE between TNA stints.

This follows the news that James Storm, Magnus, Low Ki, Austin Aries, Mickie James all left the company, while Gunner and Sam Shaw were released.

At this point the releases are either a work, or the above names will be signing with GFW and the two promotions will be working together. Not sure how TNA can survive with 9 top company talents departing in one week.

Backstage News on Why James Storm and Magnus Are Leaving TNA, Other Departures Expected, More

Regarding James Storm and Magnus leaving TNA, PWInsider reports that both men went to TNA officials and requested their releases due to the fact that TNA is barely running events these days and talents are making a lot less money. Both Storm and Magnus have work waiting for them elsewhere and both wanted to be able to make more money for obvious reasons.

TNA officials understood the situation and let both out of their deals. TNA's plan is to have both wrestlers come back in the future and work TV events. TNA realizes that WWE can sign either man if they want but officials decided to take that risk due to the respect they have for the talents.

On a related note, PWInsider adds that TNA is very open to working with Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling going forward. TNA is more of a TV promotion these days and are adjusting how they do business to fit the model that they use now. It's expected that more talent situations like these will be happening this year. TNA will likely keep some top talents locked in but they don't have the revenue they once had to be in a position to guarantee contracts.
Read more at http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/tna/Backstage_News_on_Why_James_Storm_and_Magnus_Are_Leaving_TNA_Other_Departures_Expected_More.html#Yqi5SoKaQVJeR5ds.99

December 28, 2013

James Storm Comments On Chris Harris Not Making It In WWE

"I believe Chris brought it onto himself. I talked to him while he was there. Anytime you go up there, they're going to test you, to see if you have an attitude or whatever. And I just heard he failed miserably. He had an attitude while he was up there and you can't do that. You just go up there and you do what they ask of you the best you can, and sooner or later, they'll find a spot for you and do something with you. Just because he had a good run here, he expected to go up there and have a run, and that's not so."

September 18, 2012

This Day in Wrestling History

Fabulous Moolah defeated Judy Grable in a tournament final for the WWF(E) Women's title.
September 18, 1956

AWA Tag Team title declared vacant due to Ken Patera's injury.
September 18, 1989

Ricky Steamboat surrenders the WCW U.S. Heavyweight title to Steve Austin due to injury.
September 18, 1994

America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) defeat Brian Lee & Ron Harris for the NWA World Tag Team Titles, marking their first reign as tag champs in TNA.
September 18, 2002

November 6, 2011

James Storm Wrestles Following Concussion

James Storm continues to wrestle after stating Monday that he would be sidelined six to eight weeks due to a concussion he suffered at the October 26 Impact Wrestling taping in Macon, Georgia. He defeated Gunner in a quick singles match on Thursday, and Magnus in quick singles matches Friday and Saturday. The Tennessee Cowboy, however, wrestled two lengthy matches prior to being diagnosed with the concussion.

Regarding the severity of his health, he tweeted Friday, “Thanks to all the fans that came out last night to mt pleasant. The concussion has me side lined by dr’s orders and Tna is taking it very serious. Doesn’t stop me from doing a little “last call” action. Another check up Monday afternoon at the hospital if fans want to come by and drive the nurses crazy.”

source: wrestling-edge.com

Good looking out TNA...

November 1, 2011

TNA Star "Cowboy" James Storm Out of Action 6-8 Weeks

TNA wrestler, "Cowboy" James Storm took to his official Twitter account Monday, to announce that he's expected to be out of the ring because of a concession for about 6 to 8 weeks. Storm says he suffered the concussion at last Wednesday's TNA Impact Wrestling taping in Macon, Georgia.

October 20, 2011

IMPACT Wrestling Recap 10/20/11

August 10, 2011

Rumor Mill - Triple H Looking to Change the Tag Team Division

Pwinsider.com is reporting that Triple H is serious about introducing new talents through vignettes and promos. It's also being said that Triple H is interested in reviving the WWE Tag Team division. Word is that they are really starting to recruit tag teams and see if some names are under contract to other promotions.

There has been talk internally about The Brisco Brothers but they are signed to Ring of Honor. There has also been a lot of talk about TNA's Beer Money and bringing them in once they are able to get away from TNA.

Regarding the Kings of Wrestling - Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli coming, the talk is that they will indeed be brought in together as a tag team and not singles wrestlers.

March 9, 2011

Interview with Beer Money & Angelina

January 9, 2011

TNA Genesis PPV Results 2011

Matt Hardy debuts, Kazarian is the new X Division Champion, Beer Money are new Tag Team Champs, Abyss is the new TV Champ and Mr. Anderson is the new TNA Champion. Click here for more.

July 26, 2009

TNA Praised at Comic Con

From deadlinehollywooddaily.com:

The highlight of the night, though, was a TNA wrestling match between the Motor City Machine Guns – two Detroit high-flyers in Hot Topic-esque shorts – against “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels and Suicide, the latter a favorite of my 7 year-old brother because he wears a full-body black and red suit with a skull mask. Wowing the crowd with fancy double-team moves, and occasionally spilling out into the audience, the match was a hit all around. The MCMGs picked up the win, with all four men slightly breaking character and raising each other’s hands at the end.

June 27, 2009

TNA's Beer Money, Inc: Order Me Another Round

It's now only natural after someone shouts the word "Beer" you respond with "Money." Total Nonstop Action (TNA), known for it's aging main-event talent pool and overbooked finishes, has done some good. They have given us one of the better tag teams in recent memory in Beer Money, Inc.

So just who are the fellows who are every bartender's favorite patrons? Click here.

source: bleacherreport.com

May 20, 2009

Interview with James Storm

Do you have a long-term plan for when you can’t do it anymore?

I think if I can’t reach my bedside and reach my bottle of Jack Daniels, that’s when I’ll be in trouble. That’s when I’m just gonna stop. (laughter) I want one way or another to be involved in the wrestling world, whether it be an agent, or some kind of onscreen character that’s not wrestling. I love wrestling and want to see it grow, and want to be around for a long time...More?

source: blog.newsok.com

September 14, 2008

James Storm injured at TNA's live event in Ontario

At last night's TNA live event in London, Ontario, James Storm took a clothesline to the throat and could not breath. He was not knocked out nor had a concusion as reported.

The fear intially was that he had suffered a crushed or torn larynx. The muscles in Storm's throat were swollen, but there was no tear after x-rays at the emergency room. Storm was released from the hospital, and is anticiapated to be at the TNA PPV tonight.

TNA's Director Of Bookings Bob Ryder also reports on 1wrestling.com that Jackie Moore had three teeth knocked out at the same house show. She too is expected to be at the TNA PPV.

source: wrestlezone.com

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