Major Backstage Incident Involving JBL, Holly, & Storm

Tim Brown

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— Several weeks ago Lance Storm, who is currently a trainer at WWE’s Ohio Valley Wrestling territory, told the wrestlers he was training what to expect when called up to the main roster. He commented on how the Smackdown locker room is more old-school, and they can expect to experience more hazing and rubbing there, which is something Storm openly calls unprofessional. He singled out JBL and Hardcore Holly as two people to look out for. One of the OVW wrestlers passed along what Storm had said to Hardcore Holly and several other Smackdown wrestlers.

Storm had advised Derek Jeter (the OVW wrestler, not the baseball player) not to abide by the ruling of the backstage “Wrestlers Court”. Jeter ended up getting in trouble when commenting on not liking how he was stuck in a tag team, and the “wrestlers court” (with judge JBL) punishment for him was to fetch beers for JBL and watch tapes of tag team matches.

Storm was not pleased with this, and told Jeter to stop wasting his time with it. On WrestleMania weekend, when Storm and Holly crossed paths, Holly told Storm to “F*** off” under his breath. When Storm crossed paths with JBL, he challenged Storm to a fight, but storm Managed to keep the situation from escalating.

Depending on who you ask, the incident was seen as Storm backing down from a challenge or JBL overreacting and looking foolish.

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