The Cowboy had a stint in NXT back in 2015, but it looks like James Storm is eager to give the WWE a real shot this time. In an interview with Kenny McIntosh of Inside the Ropes, Storm spoke of his second run with Impact Wrestling, talking to Bobby Roode about leaving to join the WWE, and getting back in shape for a possible run with the WWE.
Talking with Bobby Roode before he left TNA:
Before I went back, me and Bobby [Roode] talked about it. That he might be leaving before I even went back. Every man has to create his own path, plain and simple. To me, I had to go get my life straight. I had to go do all this stuff.
His final run with Impact Wrestling:
You know, when I was with Impact Wrestling during that last run…it was more, I don’t want to say going through the motions, because I’m not that guy.
When I go out there I like to bust my ass and earn my money. But it just seemed like creative didn’t know what to do with me which is, to me, stupid. I was the biggest babyface they had. All you gotta do is give me a microphone, show me the ring, hit my music, and I’ll go out there and entertain the people. It’s not that hard. It’s not rocket science.
So I don’t want to say going through the motions, but to me it kinda felt like I was.
Wanting to have a real run in the WWE:
It’s one of those things. I kinda threw it out there, and only time will tell. We’ll see what happens. Right now, I’m getting in the best shape I can get in. I’m getting my shit together. It was more my personal and my family life that I had to get together, and all that’s taken care of.
I’m one of those guys that…I like to be considered a road warrior. Like, I don’t care about how many days I’m on the road. My wife loves for me to be on the road, she’s like, ‘Get out of the house.’ I just love to wrestle. That is why I got into wrestling. To wrestle.
You always hear people complaining about being on the road too much and the travel and the hotels. P–sies. F— that. That’s what I’m about. Put me on the road, because that’s what I signed up for to entertain these people. Run around in the world in my underwear and entertain the people.
Reforming Beer Money in the WWE:
Beer Money in the WWE could make the WWE a lot of merch money. But it’s one of those things, you know, even if me and Bobby wanted to get back together…I think we like beating each other up more than we like teaming with each other.
I think that’s what WWE’s missing, too, is these physical feuds with guys who aren’t afraid to beat people up. Me and Bobby weren’t afraid to beat each other up because, to us, that’s what we kidna grew up on was these guys like Stan Hansen and Brody and all these guys who would go out there and test each other’s manhood. And if you can’t take it, you need to hit the road. Plain and simple.
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