In a rather interesting revelation, James Storm revealed to Jim Ross during their podcast interview that he purposely avoided getting too many tattoos for all these years because he was afraid that it would hurt his chances with WWE. The ink that he does have is on his legs and can be hidden rather easily. Storm mentioned to Ross that he would be quite content if a World Wrestling Entertainment run never happens for him.
February 9, 2016
While his appearance in NXT was only a cameo, James Storm stated that he had not intended to make a return to TNA so quickly afterwards. Things just came together. Storm, who is now teaming with Bobby Roode again, stated that he had some very good discussions with Triple H, whom he has called one of the most passionate people in professional wrestling. James believes that the door for a potential WWE return has been left open for him.
January 29, 2016
While official numbers are not released since they are a privately held company, reports have surfaced that TNA offered James Storm 250 percent more than what WWE was offering him to work on the NXT brand. Rumors have it that World Wrestling Entertainment offered Storm less than $100,000 a year, which means that he has a six figure deal to become one of the centerpieces of Impact Wrestling for the time being.
January 26, 2016
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
For years, the internet wrestling community has bashed TNA for signing former WWE stars. Through an interview with the Associated Press, Dixie Carter noted that the roles have now been reversed, as World Wrestling Entertainment has been seeking out her performers now. Samoa Joe and James Storm, who came back to Impact Wrestling this week, are two recent examples.
January 8, 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
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