James Storm May Be Finishing Up With Impact Wrestling Soon

This Sunday, November 5th is Impact Wrestling’s biggest pay-per-view of the year as they present Bound for Glory. One of the biggest matches at the show will see the Team Impact trio of Eddie Edwards, Ethan Carter III and James Storm teaming up against Team AAA (El Hijo del Fantasma, Pagano and Texano). The most interesting name in that group is James Storm because there are questions about his future in the company.

Storm, who has been with TNA/Impact since they started in 2002, may be done with the company shortly after Bound for Glory according to PWInsider’s Mike Johnson. It was noted by Johnson that Storm’s contract with Impact expires in January 2018, which means is likely going to take part in the tapings that will take place in Ottawa, Ontario during the week after Bound for Glory takes place. That means Storm could be on Impact Wrestling television over the next few months since they will be taping far in advance as a cost-cutting measure.

It’s not known what Storm may do when the contract does expire, but obviously an option for him could be going back to WWE and their NXT brand, where he spent a brief time in 2015. Back in July, Storm said the reason he didn’t sign with NXT was because of timing while noting he was dealing with some stuff with his family at the time as well. As we all know, the Impact Wrestling schedule is pretty light, so by staying where he was he had more time off to be with his family. Storm added: “If it presented itself, I would talk it over my family again and see what we could do.”

Based on the comments Storm made in July when he also said Triple H told him to give him a call if he’s free again, it sounds like WWE would be willing to give Storm another shot that could lead to a more a permanent stay in NXT. Storm is 40 years old, but WWE has shown a willingness to sign the best talent regardless of age such as his fellow 40-year-old friends Bobby Roode and AJ Styles that are both doing well in WWE after spending the majority of their careers in TNA.

Storm is one of the greatest wrestlers in TNA/Impact Wrestling history with one World Championship and he’s a 14-time Tag Team Champion as well.

Here’s a pic of Storm during his NXT appearance, which was a victory over Danny Burch. See the guy in the background in the Toronto Blue Jays hat? That’s me. I was there that night. The more you know!