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James Storm on why he decided not to stay in NXT

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James Storm on why he decided not to stay in NXT



James Storm showed up out of the blue in NXT, but he seemed to be gone quicker than a hiccup. Many fans questioned why Storm didn’t stick around and he recently spoke to Sporting News about his decision not to stay in NXT. In the end, he said that the timing just wasn’t right for him.

“With the schedule of NXT and he was telling me we’re going to try and run 100-120 shows from here on out throughout the year and stuff,” Storm said. “It’s all great and everything but where I was, personally, in my life, I couldn’t be on the road that much because I had some family problems, my wife wanted to have another kid. So, it was one of those things where it wasn’t the right timing for me. Hunter straight up told me, ‘Go get your life together. This is my number. Maybe in two years, we can do business again.’”

Storm went on to explain that he didn’t want to work the shows NXT would require. He said the 100-120 shows a year would have been too much for him at this stage in his life. Storm is a family man and reasoned why it was just more conducive for him to stay where he was.

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“With the schedule of NXT and he was telling me we’re going to try and run 100-120 shows from here on out throughout the year and stuff. It’s all great and everything but where I was, personally, in my life, I couldn’t be on the road that much because I had some family problems, my wife wanted to have another kid. So, it was one of those things where it wasn’t the right timing for me. Hunter straight up told me, ‘Go get your life together. This is my number. Maybe in two years, we can do business again.’”

If James Storm would have stayed in NXT he could still be experiencing a great run or even be on the main roster by now. But if the 120 dates a year for NXT was too much for him, we can’t imagine how happy he would have been working a full-time road schedule with Raw or SmackDown Live.

Storm is still a great worker with an incredible character. But it looks like if we want to watch him do his thing, we’ll know where to find him.

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