James Storm was interviewed byÂ Phil AllelyÂ to plug the upcoming TNA UK tour. Here are some highlights.
On the Ireland stop not being recorded for TV:Â “Yes, we are doing live shows and a One Night Only PPV in England/Scotland. They will be exciting to be a part of. The big difference between them and our Dublin show is that it is a house show and will be a bit different as we can relax a bit more. There will be no script that night and we will be having fun out there. You Irish are wild guys and great drinkers, so I’m looking forward to that leg of the tour.”
On having a One Night Only PPV in the UK:Â “The British PPV will be awesome, the thing about One Night Only shows is that it is an exciting concept and they stand alone outside of our normal storylines. They tell a very different story and are something we can all get our teeth into. They are always fun for us all. The other shows will be live recordings. So they are scripted and need to tell the story. They are tougher to do, but we all have a job to do and you go out there and feel the energy of the fans. I enjoy everything we are doing and this tour has it all.”
Comparing TNA to other companies:Â “In my opinion, our fans tune in to see wrestling. So that is what we offer them. Yes, we mix it up and have segments, but we offer fans the best wrestling out there. One thing I will say is that I feel title matches should be defended on PPV and not free TV. It makes the matches more special for us and the fans.”
His opinion on potential future champions:Â “As for other guys here who have title potential, there is of course (Bobby) Roode and Magnus is a strong contender too. Magnus loves wrestling and he really wants to succeed. That guy is always watching old matches to learn more. You have to put in the hard work and if you do, the time will come.”
What he does outside of wrestling: “I spend as much time as I can with my family when I am off the road. I like to try to get back some of the time I miss with them. I am also working on a reality show idea I have had for a while. Where I run a bar. I’d love it to take off.”