Former Impact Wrestling star James Storm has drawn attention due to his booking fee being discussed in Netflix’s OVW series “Wrestlers.”
Wrestlers premiered on Netflix on Thursday and a scene from the show featured Al Snow and Matt Jones having a conversation about booking Storm for a show. The Beer Money member had asked for $600, and Snow and Jones debated whether he was worth the fee as he wouldn’t even draw 60 people. Storm tweeted,
“Well as wrestlers and fans know not many shows run on a Thursday. Al called and asked me if I would help out and help some of the talent. Travel and hotel paid + filming Netflix and only 2 1/2 hrs from my house, not bad. Plus I don’t really need the money, but if you can make a little, get in some reps, help people and get an ACTORS credit that I got. Win win. I got to help and work with some good friends. Now the other guy doesn’t know a wrist lock from a wrist watch”
Storm also responded to a comment from someone who said that his fee should be higher than $600, writing,
“Ha. Oh it is for sure. As wrestlers we try and help out one another and do the ‘brother brother rate’ @TheRealAlSnow”
Not only did this OVW documentary expose James Storm's booking fee, but also completely shit on him as an even minimal drawing card. Harsh. pic.twitter.com/SVQ9saxSmu
— IANdrew Dice Clay (@IANdrewTheGiant) September 13, 2023
Tbh I thought it would’ve been higher and I mean that as a compliment.
— Rico Hendrix (@RicoHendrixPro) September 14, 2023
On a recent edition of the “Stories with Bradshaw & Brisco” podcast, Matt Morgan recalled working out at the WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT in order to get noticed.
Morgan was invited by a writer to train at the WWE HQ gym in hopes of being noticed and getting signed, and The Blueprint met Vince McMahon there.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On getting invited to train at WWE Headquarters by a writer: “Every week for six months straight, every Friday night I went [to the gym at WWE Headquarters] after work. I even got a job at Enterprise rent-a-car because it was one block away from WWE. So long story short, every Friday night I worked out in that gym until six months later I’m walking into the men’s room of that gym as he’s walking out and –same way I met my wife ironically– he smacked right into my chest as I was walking in.”
On getting called up to WWE from OVW: “WWE Magazine did this article on the next line of new athletes at the time [and I was in it]. Long story short, got called up, they told me it was me and Nathan Jones teaming together.”