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From the WWE Rumor Mill: James Storm not signing with WWE

James Storm may not return to WWE in the immediate future
James Storm may not return to WWE in the immediate future
Johny Payne
Modified 09 Dec 2017

What’s the story?

Per recent revelations of his independent wrestling bookings, James Storm may not be signing with the WWE in the near future.

Apparently, Storm has been open to bookings for multiple indie promotions ever since his Impact Wrestling contract ran out. Besides, more details on Storm possibly biding his time to sign with WWE have also been revealed.

In case you didn’t know…

James Storm is perhaps best known for his time in Impact Wrestling.

However, Storm briefly quit Impact Wrestling and performed in WWE’s NXT brand, before heading back to Impact in 2016.

The heart of the matter

James Storm’s recent departure from Impact Wrestling came as a surprise to many in the professional wrestling business. Following which, multiple industry experts have been speculating that The Cowboy may return to the WWE very soon.

Nevertheless, the aforementioned speculation has faded in face of Storm’s indie bookings being revealed. Apparently, Storm is taking bookings for indie pro-wrestling shows via Bill Behrens of That, in turn, indicates that he may not be headed back to the WWE in the immediate future.

Furthermore, trade pundits have pointed out the possibility that Storm may simply be waiting out the 90-day time period—since the WWE has a company policy per which they usually don’t engage in official negotiations with a performer until 90 days after said performer’s contract with the other organization has run out.


What’s next?

James Storm’s next step is being closely watched by the pro-wrestling community, as his Impact Wrestling Tag Team partner Bobby Roode is one of the marquee stars on WWE’s SmackDown brand today, besides also being a former NXT Champion.

Whether or not Storm signs with the WWE will unravel over the next few weeks.

Author’s take

James Storm is perhaps one of the most talented performers in the business today, and his Beer Money exploits with Bobby Roode in the good ol’ TNA were nothing short of amazing.

It’d be great to see Storm re-sign with the WWE, and possibly have a WWE redo of his great feuds and Tag Team matches alongside Roode.     

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Published 09 Dec 2017, 00:09 IST
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