James Storm Reveals Why His Initial Run With NXT Was So Short & If A WWE Return Is In His Plans


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As reported yesterday, James Storm was on Bully Ray & Dave LaGreca‘s Busted Open Radio on Sirius yesterday morning. During the interview, Storm talked about his stint with NXT including why he didn’t initially go with the black and yellow brand, and if  “The Cowboy” has indeed set his eyes on a WWE return. Below is the clip Busted Open shared on Twitter as well as its transcription (transcription credit should go to Dominic DeAngelo of WrestleZone):

James Storm’s on his first run with NXT:

“I went down to NXT and talked to Hunter and then I went back again and had another match with them and Impact had put an offer out on me and so did NXT, but you know I even actually sst down with Hunter and had the contract with me and was like you know ‘this is what Impact is offering and everything.’ And tell you the truth it wasn’t even about the money because I told him the situation that a lot of people don’t know about is that me and my wife was trying to have another kid, and it was just one of those deals where if you’re with WWE you might as well forget it, you’re on the road so much. He was telling me that they were gonna run a 100-125 dates with NXT and I was explaining to him about my personal life; was trying to have a baby and everything right now and he basically told me ‘look, go get your life straight and then get yourself in the best shape you can and in two years let’s see if when can do business again.”

On if a WWE return is now the goal:

“Yeah, you know, now even if you follow me on social media you can see that I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in in my entire career and it’s just one of those things where you know I basically just kind of want to prove it to myself as well.”

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