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
Earlier in the year, James Storm revealed that he was not informed by management that he was filming matches for the World Title Series. This week, Gail Kim stated the same thing. At the time that the matches were filmed, the performers were simply told that the matches were for something important. TNA might have had something else planned at the time.
November 10, 2015
When James Storm made his debut in NXT, he did not bring beer out to the ring with him. That was something that he was well known for doing in TNA. The reason why he did not is because Storm respects Steve Austin. The two of them are friends in real life, so he did not want to do anything remotely close to being gimmick infringement. Austin is known for always having beer with him.
October 28, 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
If you watch Impact Wrestling on a weekly basis, then you see James Storm being a participant in the World Title Series to determine a new heavyweight champion in TNA. According to Storm, however, he had no idea that he was involved in such a story line when he filmed those matches. He suggest that management did not inform a lot of people about the tournament when they were performing their matches.
October 20, 2015
As some of you may already know, TNA is doing a tour of India later on this month. Management really wanted James Storm to perform in that country, so they contacted him around the time that he made his NXT debut. The reason why Storm was such a priority for the front office is because they really wanted him to continue his feud with Mahabali Shera, who will be heavily featured in his home country.
October 12, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about James Storm joining WWE. Reports have surfaced that Billy Gunn was the person that made the entire thing happen. The two of them are said to be close friends outside of the business. The possibility was discussed by both men. Since Storm was interested, Gunn went to management and convinced them to bring the former world heavyweight champion on board for a trial run.
October 12, 2015
Now faced with the reality that they might lose one of their longest standing performers, TNA has made some calls to James Storm to see if he would be interested in staying with the promotion instead of joining NXT on a full time basis. Reports have surfaced that Storm has not officially signed a long term agreement with WWE just yet. A decision will be needed from the former world heavyweight champion soon.
October 9, 2015