Always bring a cowboy. We’re coming up on “Slammiversary 2017” and that means a look back at some of Impact Wrestling’s most historical moments. In theory that should mean seeing a lot from James Storm, who has been around the company since the very first show back in 2002. As luck would have it, he was interviewed to talk about the upcoming show.

Appearing on the “Two Man Power Trio of Wrestling” podcast, Storm talked about his history with the company and where things are going moving forward. Among the topics discussed are the recent tour of India, his upcoming strap match with Ethan Carter III and a potential Hall of Fame induction. Here are some highlights:

On the India Tour

“I don’t want to talk bad about the crowd in Orlando because it feels like they’ve kind of seen everything and let’s get real a lot of the people there are park people so they kind of don’t know what is going on. With India, there were so many and I’d say like 90% of the crowd that knew the product. It was so much fun to come out there and hear them “pop” just off somebody getting shot into the ropes or giving a hip toss. When you go to a wrestling show you want to go and have fun and the worst thing you can do is just sit there and watch us run around in our underwear.”

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On a Potential Hall of Fame Induction

“No. I am not going in (laughing) I can tell you that. I have haven’t been contacted and nobody has asked me, so to me that is really not going to be happening. People that need to go into the Hall of Fame are people who are really not doing much stuff or not active anymore. Maybe put somebody in there like Jerry Jarrettt who actually helped start the company and people can say what they want to say but I wouldn’t mind if they put Dixie Carter in there.

“About six months ago I did an interview and I said that Wolfie D needs to go in there because a lot of people don’t realize how much guys like Brian Lee and Wolfie did for guys like me and Chris (Harris) and Daniels and AJ and all the guys from back in the day because they had already been there and done it. They were grooming us to expect fame and how to go along with it and how to handle it. I’d say the New Church has to go in and they’ve got my vote.”

And on Bobby Roode’s Success in NXT

“I am not surprised at all. Bobby is just like me and that is if you give him a chance to do something or you put him in a role and no matter what it is he will do his best to make it great and get it over. Same with EY (Eric Young) he is the same way. Whatever role you want to put EY in, he will make it great by busting his butt and doing his job. That is what a lot of guys get caught up in. This is a job, so go out and do it.”

You can listen to the full interview here.

Opinion: If you’re coming up on a major anniversary like this one, it’s a good idea to focus on a wrestler who has been around since the very beginning. Storm is one of those names that is synonymous with Impact Wrestling and it’s cool to see him get some attention before a show this important.

Are you looking forward to “Slammiversary 2017”? What is your favorite Storm moment or match? Let us know in the comments below.


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