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WWE News: James Storm gives actual reason for not signing with WWE

2.83K   //    07 Oct 2017, 08:55 IST

James Storm in NXT
James Storm in NXT

What's the story?

"Cowboy" James Storm revealed his actual reasons for not signing with WWE during an interview with WrestlingInc.

There were rumours that he wasn't happy with the financial offer put forth by the WWE, but Storm revealed during the interview that the actual reason he had not signed with the WWE was so that he could be with his family.

In case you didn't know....

James Storm had a run in NXT in 2015, but did not sign a long-term contract with them. He appeared for them in two matches where he defeated Danny Burch and Adam Rose.

Outside WWE, Storm had an extremely successful career in TNA, best known for his run with fellow 'Beer Money' member and current WWE Smackdown star, Bobby Roode. He won the NWA World Tag Team titles with Christopher Daniels and Chris Harris seven times, and the TNA World Tag Team titles with Beer Money Members seven times.

The heart of the matter

During the interview, James Storm dispelled rumours about a contract dispute being the reason for him rejecting the WWE. He explained that the reason for him not signing was the fact that he wanted to be with his family.

"A lot of people say it was money, but it wasn’t. It was a family thing. Hunter told me they’d run 100-125 shows over the next two years. My wife wanted to have another kid, but she had to do shots, and I had to be at home a lot more. It was a decision: do I go and live this crazy of wrestling in the WWE or do I stay home and help my wife have another child that she wants? I decided that my family was what is really important to me."

WWE have a considerable number of shows throughout the year, whereas TNA, now known as Impact, have a much lighter schedule than WWE.


Watch James Storm make his debut in NXT.

Author's take

It is unlikely that James Storm will turn up in WWE anytime soon, however, he could possibly move to the WWE in the future, to team up with Bobby Roode once again, who is currently a big part of the WWE product.

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