James Storm recently spoke with Real Sport 101 to promote this weekend’s TNA U.K. Here are the highlights.
You’re back in TNA after a short period in NXT. What was behind your decision to return and leave the WWE behind?
I’ve been with TNA since the very beginning, and I want to see them succeed, I feel like I have a lot to give not just to TNA but the wrestling business as a whole, I just felt that right now I can help TNA out a lot
Many people were shocked to see you return to TNA and once again work alongside Bobby Roode, where did that decision come from?
It was one of the things that a lot of the fans wrote into TNA and said that one of the things that they missed was beer money, so TNA came to me and Bobby and asked if we wanted to do it. We talked it over, and it was really one of the things that helped me make my decision to come back. Me and Bobby have always had a chemistry, whether it’s against each other or tagging together.
Speaking of TNA starting out, you’ve come through from the start of TNA with other guys who are now house hold names, the likes of yourself, Bobby (Roode) Ajay Styles who obviously debuted in WWE last night. If you had had those type of people around you at NXT would you had possibly stayed or was it always going to be a decision to come back to TNA?
No, it was never an all-out decision to come back to TNA, Me and Hunter (Triple H) had a talk and as far as I’m aware left the door open, Hunter has done some great things for NXT, no matter what people may think of his on-screen character, behind the scenes he’s one of the most passionate guys in the business.
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