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
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
The payoff for the Revolution stable led by James Storm might be coming very soon. With Kurt Angle being pushed as the top star in TNA again, he is going to need some heel challengers for his world heavyweight championship. MVP is obviously going to be one of those foes. Another person discussed is Storm, who is long overdue for another run in the main event. His ever growing stable would be an imposing challenge for Angle.
March 22, 2015