NewsDay has an interview with James Storm, who was promoting tonight's TNA live event at NYCB Theatre at Westbury in Long Island, NY. We would appreciate a report for the event, so if you are attending it, please send us a report by clicking here. Here are some highlights from the interview:
His short run with the World title:
"I can always say I was the world champion, even if it was for a week," he said. "At the end of the day, I don't want to say I don't care about it, but my bills are still being paid without the belt . . . when I go to the bank, they don't ask me if I'm a champion. I still have a lot of years left in me, and the opportunity will come. It's one of those things that you have to wait your turn."
Vince Russo allowing him to go off script:
"I told him, 'If you guys want to make this as real as possible, is it OK if I just kind of put it in my own words?' And he was like, 'Yeah, whatever you think is going to make it best is what I want you to do.' It's good for a lot of guys who can't come up with their own material to have that script that they can go off of and read the whole thing and memorize it and all that. But for me, I just want bullet points that I can put into my own words and make it me—make it true. People can spot a fake. They know when somebody's trying too hard."
"To me, Jeff knows wrestling. They need somebody like that either in the production side or the creative side . . . because, let's face it, he built this company. It was his hard work and his money that he put into it in the very beginning. I think TNA needs Jeff Jarrett, whether it be behind the scenes or in front of the camera or whatever, but they definitely need him—at least for his advice on the wrestling aspect of it."
Chris Harris not making it in WWE:
"I believe Chris brought it onto himself. I talked to him while he was there. Anytime you go up there, they're going to test you, to see if you have an attitude or whatever. And I just heard he failed miserably. He had an attitude while he was up there and you can't do that. You just go up there and you do what they ask of you the best you can, and sooner or later, they'll find a spot for you and do something with you. Just because he had a good run here, he expected to go up there and have a run, and that's not so."
Storm also discussed starts jumping from TNA to WWE and vice versa, Michael Hayes surprising him on a plane, Road Dogg helping him with his promos and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.