James Storm wrestled around the world, but he hasn’t landed in WWE for a long stay yet. That almost happened eariler this year, but the pandemic got in the way.

Ringside News exclusively reported that Paul Heyman wanted to bring in experienced wrestlers who could put over younger Superstars. He wanted people who knew how to teach others how to have a good match.

“Cowboy” James Storm recently spoke to Busted Open Radio where he confirmed the reason why Paul Heyman wanted to bring him in. He also stated that there were no plans for him to debut during the 2020 Royal Rumble.

“I don’t think it was to come in for the Rumble, because I never did say. You know how it is. You never know until it’s over with really. You’re in the ring, you head to the back and take your boots off. But I kind of felt that way, because like I said, it was on that Thursday and I didn’t answer the email until I got back home on Wednesday. And it was Heyman that wanted to bring me into RAW and he was basically like, ‘Hey, I need guys like you that know how to work’ because I tell everybody all the time, ‘WWE, AEW, New Japan, they get guys that can do every move in the book.’ I said, ‘There ain’t no move that you’re going to come up with that one of those guys can’t do.’ I said, ‘There’s a lot of guys who don’t make it really believable even more’ in my eyes anyway.”


James Storm was meant to come in as a well-known name who could also work as an enhancement talent. That’s not to say Storm couldn’t eventually rise up WWE’s rankings, but he wasn’t brought in for an immediate main event spotlight, or a Beer Money reunion as so many hoped.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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