For the past several months, the status of James Storm has been up in the air. Many were under the impression that he had signed a long term deal with WWE, where he would help the NXT brand before giving it a try on the main roster. Well, reports have now surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion has decided to sign a two year contract with TNA, which means that he will be on Impact Wrestling for the foreseeable future.
January 9, 2016
There are rumors floating around that James Storm was booked to make an appearance on the first episode of Impact Wrestling to air on POP TV. However, the former world heavyweight champion denied that through social media. Storm is apparently meeting with TNA officials to see if a new contract can be signed. James never received a favorable deal with WWE to perform on NXT.
January 5, 2016
When James Storm made an appearance on NXT, the belief was that he had signed a contract with WWE, as management seems very unlikely to let him work without a deal. However, reports have now surfaced that there is no deal between the two sides at the moment. Storm is still negotiating with World Wrestling Entertainment. However, there is still the possibility that Storm ends up going elsewhere.
November 12, 2015
When word broke out that James Storm had signed with WWE, reports surfaced that his friendship with Billy Gunn was the primary reason why the contract was offered and signed. The former world heavyweight champion publicly confirmed that, and he also mentioned that his friendship with Road Dogg was pivotal to his new career move. Storm stated that Dogg was the person that talked to Triple H about the idea.
October 23, 2015
A post on Instagram where WWE shockingly reveals that James Storm has been signed to a contract and will make his immediate debut for NXT on Thursday night during the live event at the Full Sail University arena. The former world heavyweight champion has been spotted around the company over the past couple of days.
October 9, 2015
To add even further fuel to the fire about his upcoming deal with WWE, James Storm was spotted at the performance center earlier in the day. A photo surfaced on social media of a man that looks extremely like him at the venue. Reports have surfaced that Storm is looking to sign a contract that will enable him to be an in ring performer and a trainer for NXT. The veteran could be quite the valuable asset to the brand.
October 8, 2015
Rumors have been spreading around about James Storm possibly leaving TNA. As of right now, the speculations are unsubstantiated. Management has been busy negotiating new contracts with the performers. It is virtually impossible for them to be able to sign everyone at once because the negotiations process is lengthier than some fans are aware of. Storm is said to still be in talks with John Gaburick about sticking around.
March 16, 2015