Cowboy James Storm recently spoke exclusively with WWE.Co about how he got to NXT, who he would like to face and more. As with the NXT broadcast, no mention was made of his time in TNA. You can check out some highlights below and the full interview at the link.
How talks first started with WWE:
“It came about because I’m good friends with Road Dogg and Billy Gunn. They put it in Triple H’s ear that I was free and clear of all contracts, to see if there’s some interest there. I actually called Road Dogg to see if it was OK that I went up to the NXT Nashville show not too long ago. He said, “Yeah, just try to stay out of sight.” So, I stayed in the locker room. There were reports that I was sitting in the front row at an NXT show, and I didn’t deny that I was there. I just said, “I saw the reports and I’m sorry, but that was not me sitting in the front row.” [Laughs.] Then, [WWE Performance Center Head Coach] Matt Bloom pulled me aside and asked if I was available to come down that Wednesday and Thursday to Orlando. I went down and talked to Triple H at the NXT TakeOver: Respect special. Then the next night, he asked if I was willing to appear, and I said yes.”
There is the potential for many first-time dream matches, in NXT or WWE. Who do you want to wrestle?
“I never really got into a big rivalry with Joe, so he’s actually one of them. Also, Finn [Bálor]. Not a lot of people know that me and him go back a long ways. We did a bunch of Japan shows together, but we were never in the ring together. I always tease him and say, “Hey, where’s that little kid who used to come out to the ‘Karate Kid’ song, ‘You’re the Best Around’?”
If he will be back:
“That’s the million-dollar question. That’s not really up to me. My job is to go out and get myself over, as they say. And it’s up to what we call “the suits” to make the decision of whether to bring me back to NXT or the WWE main roster. I get so many people all the time saying, “We want to see you and Bray Wyatt go at it on the microphone.” I always say that you never know what’s going to happen in wrestling. And I just take one day at a time.”