James Storm recently joined the SiriusXM Busted Open radio show to discuss his wrestling career, return to Impact Wrestling a few years ago, and how his love for professional wrestling has come and gone, and then come once again.
"You get to that point where it just kind of seem like it just flat lined " – @JamesStormBrand opens up about falling out and then back in love with pro wrestling@davidlagreca1 @TheMarkHenry @AEWrestling @StarrcastEvents #DoubleorNothing pic.twitter.com/PFwoXiUxsM
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) May 24, 2019
Speaking about his history with Impact and how he wished he would have left earlier, Storm discussed the aspects of falling out of love with pro wrestling, and what led to to it. “Weird story, I wish I would have left five years earlier, because I feel like I kind of overstayed my welcome…I was just there, it felt like they just didn’t have anything for me,” he said. Storm went on to discuss how one particular moment involving his daughter shook him to the core.
“The very last show of TNA, I was getting ready to go out on stage and my phone rang, and it was my little girls mom, and I answered it, she goes ‘Hey, just to let you know I found a suicide note from our daughter in her backpack’,” he said. “I’m bawling, my eyes are swelling…when I’m coming down the ramp, I got my head down, I just get right in the ring, go right to it.”
Storm said that after he spoke with his daughter, he realized he needed to be with his family more, and fell out of wrestling as a result. “You got to that point where it just kind of seem like it just flat lined,” he said. “Recently, the last two years, I kind of fell back in love with wrestling, traveling the world and seeing the fans.”
Now that Storm is able to bring his family along with him to events and involve them in the world of wrestling, things seem to be going better for the superstar. Thankfully for Storm, his love of pro wrestling seems to have been rekindled, but in a healthier way.