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James Storm Gives His Thoughts On Bobby Roode, Explains Why He Is Not In WWE, Slammiversary XV – More



Impact Wrestling veteran James Storm, recently sat down with Josh Barnett of USA Today’s “For The Win” section. During their conversation, Storm went over his upcoming “Strap Match” at Slammiversary XV, his tenure in Impact Wrestling, Bobby Roode & much more.

Here are the highlights:

James Storm’s Thoughts On Vince Russo:

“My experience with him was always good. There were some things that we didn’t see eye-to-eye on with the creative stuff, but I’m not the writer, I’m the wrestler. At the end of the day, I have to do what the writer tells me to do. But I give Russo a lot of credit because he was the one who let me start talking freely with my character in my promos.”

“They were writing everything for me and I would say to them, ‘Man, I wouldn’t say this like this.’ If you want me to be me and be an authentic cowboy character you need me to speak the way I would speak. He said, ‘Go ahead, if it doesn’t work, we’ll go back to my way.” I said, ‘Sounds good’ and ever since then I’ve been able to speak freely and go out and do my thing.”

Impact Wrestling Hall Of Fame:

“I think everybody jumped the gun on it. I really wouldn’t want to go into the Hall of Fame because I’m still wrestling. To me, if you go into the Hall of Fame, it means you’re winding down or out of the business and I don’t plan on doing either one. It was giving my point of view on the Hall of Fame, not saying that I’m being inducted into it. It would be a slap in the face if they announced it on Facebook and not on their TV program like they have everyone else.”

Strap Match At Slammiversary XV Vs. EC3:

“We did a thing where they handcuffed me to the ring rope and ripped my shirt off and strapped me 33 times and you can see the welts. These are the kinds of matches when you have to man up and take it, there is no dodging around it and getting around it, you just have to take it like a man.”

His Situation With WWE:

“Everything is about timing, I didn’t think it was the right time. I was treated with respect when I went down there, Hunter and I talked about things. He just said, ‘At the end of the day, you have to do what’s best for you, if things don’t work out, you have my number, give me a call.’ It was great for him to say that to me. At the time, I don’t think I was ready for it with some stuff with my family life and my personal life to take care of. He understood that, it had nothing to do with wrestling. But never say never is the wrestlers’ motto that we live by. If it presented itself, I would talk it over my family again and see what we could do.”

Storm’s Thoughts On Bobby Roode:

“I think it’s great, I hear people say, ‘You must be jealous of him,’ No, I’m not jealous, I’m happy for him. If anyone knows Bobby and I know his work ethic pretty good, you can give that guy anything to go run with it and he’s make it great. Same thing with Eric Young, that’s what Bobby and EY have done with their time down there.”

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