TNA wrestler James Storm recently chatted with Ring Rust Radio to talk about his program with Gunner and other happenings in the company. Below are some of the highlights.
On AJ Styles’ situation with TNA:
“I don’t know the situation with the contracts and all that stuff, but you know for me to see a guy that I’ve been here since day one with is a dark day for TNA because he did help build TNA. Anytime somebody says TNA they automatically think of AJ Styles and the incredible matches he’s had while he’s been here. Hopefully him and TNA can come to an agreement and he can come back pretty soon.”
On Gunner’s emergence on the scene and working a program with him:
“A lot of people don’t know, Gunner’s, he’s been in the business for a long time. Just because he hasn’t been in the national spotlight as long as I have in TNA doesn’t mean he’s somebody you can take lightly. With especially being in a tag team with him for the past couple of months I can definitely see how far he’s come, how much he’s grown and how much better he’s gotten on the mic. He’s a beast; he’s one of the strongest guys I’ve ever even been in the ring with. He’s an ex-marine so you know he don’t take no shit; he’s looking to whoop somebody’s ass, and that’s just how it goes. So I definitely keep that in the back of my mind because I know how dangerous he’s going to be but I hope that I can just kick him one time in the face and that’ll knock him out.”
The need for younger guys to step up tot he plate:
“Yeah I definitely think it’s something that the company needs. For the longest time it’s been guys like myself, Daniels, Kazarian, AJ, Joe, and all the guys that have been there so long and having to carry the company when other guys came in and turned around and left real quick and it’s really good to see the guys who TNA are investing in actually starting to step up now and take on bigger roles which takes some pressure off of us. It also puts pressure on us because it means we have to step up with these younger guys stepping up so I think it’s a win-win situation.”
The whole interview can be heard here.
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