James Storm
Professional wrestler
James Storm
James Allen Cox is an American professional wrestler who competes under the ring name "The Cowboy" James Storm. Since 2002, Storm has been employed by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he, along with A.J. Styles and Jeff Jarrett, is one of three wrestlers to have worked continuously for the promotion since its first broadcast in June of that year.
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Essay: The Arc of the LeBron James Story Reaches Its Climax
NYTimes - 8 months
Like the hero at the close of bildungsromans, or novels of growth, James fulfilled society’s expectations as well as his own, bringing a title to Cleveland.
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Preview for the January 23, 2014 episode of TNA Impact: Exodus, Chapter 2
Cageside Seats - about 3 years
Is tonight Sting's last hurrah in the company he's been with for nearly as long as WCW? Will we see The American Wolves wrestle? How bad will the Velvet Sky in a Cage match be? Forgetting stealing it, can Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode save the show? Previously on Impact Wrestling The not-a-pay-per-view (PPV)-but-still-special-because-it's-live-and-not-in-Orlando edition of Genesis had wrestling fans buzzing a bit...so they opened the show with fifteen minutes of Magnus and Dixie Carter talking. The champ was okay, and might be just fine with a supported cast that had more Rockstar Spud and less Dixie. But that's not what he's got, and what we got out of this was an unbilled six-on-six inter-gender tag team match. Which was good because Samoa Joe got to kill a bunch of people. Then, X-Division champ Austin Aries and Chris Sabin had a contest to see who could say the most sexist and/or degrading thing about Velvet Sky to her face. I think Aries won, but whoever book ...
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Xbox Live Marketplace replaced with Xbox Games Store - CBS News
Google News - over 3 years
Xbox Live Marketplace replaced with Xbox Games Store CBS News Microsoft has officially changed the name of its Xbox Live Marketplace. The company on Friday changed its website to reflect the platform's new name -- Xbox Games Store. The launch comes a few of months before Microsoft launches its new console, the ... and more »
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Preview for the August 1, 2013 episode of TNA Impact: #OffTheHook
Cageside Seats - over 3 years
Previously on Impact Wrestling Kurt Angle and Sting of the Main Event Mafia (MEM) welcomed new TNA World champion Chris Sabin to the show. Sabin challenged the winner of the scheduled Ultimate X match for his old X Division belt to a "Champion vs. Champion" match on tonight's show. Former world titleholder (but still President of Aces and Eights) Bully Ray demanded that his belt be returned to him by the end of the night, or he'd take it out on TNA like real bikers do - with THE LAW! Each of the Ultimate X participants got a hype video, but in addition to being the only guy under contract, Manik's was just a little bit cooler. Guess who won? It was a well-worked, entertaining match that should have been the main event. Bound for Glory series action abounded as Christopher Daniels (21 points), Mr. Anderson (14 points) and AJ Styles (22 points) all won their matches. Mickie James retained her Knockouts title in a decent match with Gail Kim that wasn't quite as goo ...
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Cageside Seats Week in Wrestling: Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 - Brock Lesnar returns, new Aces & 8s members
Cageside Seats - about 4 years
Hello, Cagesiders! Welcome to the fifth Cageside Seats Week in Wrestling of 2013! One day late due to work commitments, but we're here to help you catch up just as Monday Night Raw kicks off the next seven days in sports entertainment history. WWE Raw (Jan. 28th) WWE was in Las Vegas for the night, so it was time to roll out the Raw Roulette gimmick once again. An irate CM Punk lashed out at the people about being screwed out of the WWE title the night before at the Royal Rumble. Vince McMahon was sick and tired of his crap. Moreover, Vince claimed that he had proof that Punk had been working with The Shield all along and that Paul Heyman was involved too. Thus, he would be giving Heyman a performance review in the main event segment tonight. Randy Orton pinned Antonio Cesaro with the RKO in a match refereed by The Miz. After the match, Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Cesaro. Ryback spun the wheel and got Make Me Laugh. His unlucky opponents - The Prime Time ...
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Precap to the Jan. 24, 2013 episode of TNA 'Impact Wrestling', or Are You Talking To TNA?
Cageside Seats - about 4 years
Hardy! Daniels! Switching Lanes! TNA World Heavyweight Championship! Christopher Daniels defeated James Storm at TNA Genesis (Jan. 13) to earn the #1 Contendership to Jeff Hardy's TNA World Heavyweight Championship. That championship match will take place tonight, and I cannot tell you how awesome this is. Let me rephrase; this will be awesome as long as the feud lasts more than one episode of Impact Wrestling. Daniels is too great at what he does to be stuck in the midcard. He can work the crowd into a frenzy on the mic, then blow them away in the ring. Unlike a lot of pro wrestlers who try far too hard to get over, he's just having fun and letting things come to him. The guy is an absolute natural at his job. The fact Daniels is 41, yet is reaching new peaks in his career, speaks to how dedicated to the craft he is. Credit needs to be given to Hardy for how popular he has remained to the Impact faithful. While he has made plenty of screw ups in his life, and his cur ...
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Precap to TNA "Genesis" TONIGHT (Jan. 13) featuring Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode
Cageside Seats - about 4 years
Kim! ODB! Tessmacher! Mickie! Sky! Gauntlet Match! #1 Contender! Knockout Championship! Five lovely Knockouts will compete in a Gauntlet Match to earn the #1 Contendership to Tara's Knockout Championship. The odds on favorite to win would have been Mickie James, who returned to Impact Wrestling on Nov. 15. However, Velvet Sky made her return to the ring on Dec. 6 to the fan's great delight. With the Impact Zone in her corner, Sky seems to look like she will be raising the Knockout Championship above her head very shortly. It's a shame the Knockouts don't get enough screen time. Unlike the females in that other promotion, the Knockouts actually know how to wrestle, and can hold up a storyline on their own. These are actually very talented women, and their work should get more exposure. On the other hand, the only reason Sky probably most likely will take this whole thing is because she knows how to shake her cute ass as she enters the ring. It's a two steps forward, one ...
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Cageside Seats Week in Wrestling: Oct. 14 to Oct. 20
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
Welcome back to the Cageside Seats Week in Wrestling. This week, we saw titles switch hands in both WWE and TNA. TNA held their biggest show of the year in Bound for Glory, while WWE delivered their usual weekly docket of programming en route to Hell in a Cell next weekend. Let's get right into the results for this week! WWE: Raw (Oct. 15) Big Show defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan. Alberto Del Rio defeated Brodus Clay. The Prime Time Players defeated Team CoBro. Ryback defeated the team of David Otunga and Dolph Ziggler. WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro defeated Justin Gabriel in non-title action. WWE Tag Team Champion Kane defeated Matt Striker. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett in non-title action. WWE Divas Champion Eve defeated Layla to retain her title. Rhodes Scholars defeated Primo & Epico. Kofi Kingston defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz in non-title action. Be sure to read ...
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King Mo Lawal TNA debut set for Oct. 4 episode of Impact
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
It seems TNA wants to get King Mo Lawal some television time before his prominent role at Bound for Glory. That's because the company announced the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and current Bellator signee will make his debut with the promotion on the Oct. 4, 2012, episode of Impact. The reasoning, according to the promo: "With Bobby Roode and James Storm completely out of control, Hulk Hogan calls in the big guns. 'It's the MMA champion, King Mo.' Don't miss the long awaited debut of King Mo on Impact Wrestling live, Thursday at 8 on Spike." No wonder Hogan thought he was the special enforcer, brought in to restore order. That's what they make it sound like but a referee serves that purpose too, in a way. It's a questionable promotional strategy, though. What's Lawal going to tell his Twitter followers? "Tune in to Bound for Glory to see me referee!!!" It will be most interesting to see how much his presence moves the needle, if at all.
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Bound for Glory Series standings updated after Aug. 23 episode of TNA Impact
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling continued its Bound for Glory (BFG) Series during last night's (Aug. 23, 2012) episode of Impact that featured two matches that saw some movement in the standings. Just not at the top. First, the promotion had to tie up the loose end left by The Pope, D'Angelo Dinero, when he suffered a legitimate shoulder injury. They did so by having Robbie E take on AJ Styles and Rob Van Dam in a triple threat match that served as the substitute. Robbie E earned the pinfall to pick up seven points in his last match of the Series. At least he didn't finish in last place, huh? Meanwhile, Mr. Anderson pinned Bully Ray to pick up seven points and close out his Series outside the top four. Here's a look at the updated standings: 1. James Storm -- 66 points (12 matches) 2. Samoa Joe -- 61 points (11 matches) 3. Rob Van Dam -- 55 points (11 matches) 4. A.J. Styles -- 50 points (11 matches) 5. Kurt Angle -- 48 points (12 matches) 5. B ...
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TNA Impact results and live blog for Aug. 23: Hulk Hogan returns!
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
TNA Impact comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Thurs., Aug. 16, 2012) from the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida, for yet another live show, and yet another edition of Open Fight Night. And Gut Check. But most importantly, the return of Hulk Hogan. That's right, folks, the Hulkster is back and he's ready to go "old school" with Sting in a big confrontation with Aces and Eights, who ran Hogan off the show a couple weeks ago to get back surgery. Because it's Open Fight Night, Sting challenged the mysterious group to a match. Let's see if it goes down. Plus, we'll get a big update on the Bound for Glory Series now that The Pope, D'Angelo Dinero, is out with an injury. That's not to mention there should be plenty of matches set for the show, what with it being Open Fight Night and all. All that and more. Remember, the show starts 8 p.m. ET on Spike TV, so be sure to get here nice and early to join in with all your favorite Cageside ...
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TNA Impact! Wrestling: Austin Aries Becoming the Future Main Event Star
Bleacher Report - over 4 years
The June 21 edition of "Open Fight Night" on TNA Impact! Wrestling began with a video recap of last week's episode. Hulk Hogan opens the show by coming to the ring. Hogan first addressed what happened to Sting last week. As Hogan is speaking, the crowd begins to chant his name. Hogan calls out Austin Aries for his answer on whether he will go for the glory or go broke. Aries, wearing his X Division title, comes forward and tells Hogan he put a great opportunity out there for him. Aries discusses the importance of the X Division title and came up with an idea on how to go about this. Aries says he is willing to relinquish the X Division title to face TNA Champion Bobby Roode if Hogan allows the next X Division title holder to get a shot at the World Title. Hogan accepts his proposal, but Roode suddenly hits the ring in frustration.  Roode tells Hogan he should be sitting in his office and that Aries' X Division title means nothing. He says Aries made a vital mistake. Aries says since ...
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TNA announces Bound for Glory Series 2012 with format changes
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling ran a Bound for Glory Series last year that started strong as a way to create a superstar (which it did) but ultimately confused fans with a convoluted points based system that saw certain wrestlers work more often than others. Not this year. Indeed, the company has officially announced the 2012 Bound for Glory Series and the format has been updated to reflect issues from last year. There will be 12 wrestlers involved and they will be determined by a Gauntlet match on tomorrow night's (June 14) edition of Impact. The major change from last year is that each competitor will then have one match against all other competitors. This will go on until the Sept. 6 episode of Impact where the points standings will be locked down and the top two points leaders advance to the No Surrender pay-per-view (PPV) event for a "one-night playoff" to determine who wins the title shot at Bound for Glory. Here's how points will be added up: Submiss ...
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TNA Slammiversary results and reactions from last night (June 10): Fun show is fun
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling broke away from the Impact Zone last night (Sun., June 10, 2012) to hold its Slammiversary pay-per-view (PPV) event in Arlington, Texas, in front of a hot crowd. Let's get to reactions to the show: TNA has this habit of making its weekly television show, Impact, almost unbearable, and then turning around and bringing it hard on pay-per-view (PPV). That held true again last night, as I found Slammiversary to be an entertaining three hours that I in no way regretting watching. Sure, it had its low points but nothing is perfect and I don't think it will get too much better than what they put together last night. Bravo. There should be a clause written in to Austin Aries and Samoa Joe's contracts that says they have to wrestle each other at least once on PPV no more than three months apart. That match last night was main event caliber between two talented workers, particularly Aries, whose workrate is unmatched at present time. S ...
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Press Release: Official Timeslot Change for TNA Impact Wrestling
Wrestling News Source - almost 5 years
SPIKE TV’S “IMPACT WRESTLING” MOVING TO 8:00PM ET/PT ON THURSDAYS BEGINNING MAY 31 Spike TV’s highlyrated twohour weekly series, TNA’s “IMPACT Wrestling” is moving to a new timeslot. On Thursday, May 31 “IMPACT Wrestling will air at 8:00pm ET/PT, moving from its previous timeslot of 9:00pm ET/PT. The shift to 8:00pm is predicated on the fact that there are more available viewers in the 8:0010:00pm timeslot with less sports competition in the 8pm hour. TNA’s flagship series, “IMPACT Wrestling,” airs weekly on Spike TV and is one of the network’s toprated series. The show is mustseetv with young men and currently ranks among the top series on cable on Thursdays with Men 1834. The TNA roster features many of the top names in wrestling including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, Sting, James Storm, Rob Van Dam, and the lovely and lethal Knockouts. About Spike TV: Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A un ...
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TNA News: Lockdown Buys, Ring Ka King, Plans For Storm/Roode
Wrestling News Source - almost 5 years
The current rivalry that's going on between former Beer Money Inc. tag team partners James Storm and the TNA World Champion Bobby Roode is expected to continue until the 2012 Bound For Glory payperview in October, which could indicate that Roode will have the Title until at least October, or maybe even later if he successfully retains it against Storm at BFG. The word going around right now is that the 2012 Lockdown PPV got about 17,000 buys, which is down from last year's Lockdown but is still a decent number compared to TNA's other PPV's. Despite being fairly successful in India, there is still no word on whether TNA's Ring Ka King promotion will return for a second season. Nothing has been announced for its future thus far.
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Big TNA Surprise Coming, Upcoming House Shows + Full Card
Wrestling News Source - almost 5 years
Dixie Carter is hyping a big TNA Wrestling surprise at Slammiversary: I promise you an historic night for TNA & big surprises at Slammiversary. I will be announcing soon! You won’t want to miss this night  TNA has house shows  tonight in Fort Lauderdale and tomorrow 4/21 in Estero, Florida. The card for the events is as follows: * TNA champion Bobby Roode vs. James Storm. * TNA Tag Team champions Samoa Joe and Magnus vs Christopher Daniels and Kazarian * TNA XDivision champion Austin Aries vs Zema Ion * TNA Knockouts champion Gail Kim vs Velvet Sky * Jeff Hardy vs Gunner * Bully Ray vs Devon * Matt Morgan vs Crimson.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Storm
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 38
    Although unofficial, on September 15, 2016, he announced he was a free agent.
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    On January 5, 2016, Storm returned to TNA, helping his long-time tag team partner Bobby Roode fight off Eric Young and Bram, before reuniting as Beer Money, after Storm telling Roode that he wanted to "get back to having fun" and drink beer with him, turning Storm face in the process. On February 9, 2016, Beer Money attempted to cash in their title shot against current champions The Wolves, but in their attempt to cash in, The Decay (Abyss, Crazzy Steve, Rosemary) stopped them and mysteriously asked them to join their path of Decay.
    More Details Hide Details They eventually challenged the group to a match, but it ended in disqualification when Abyss pulled the referee out of the ring and began choking him. After the match, Crazzy Steve lowblowed Roode. Beer Money cashed in their Feast or Fired contract and defeated The Wolves to re-capture the titles. They started a feud against Decay, who defeated Beer Money in a Valley of Shadow match On the May 10 episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm announced that he would return to singles competition. On the May 31 episode on Impact Wrestling, Storm was defeated by Mike Bennett. At Slammiversary he defeated Braxton Sutter. On the July 14 Impact Wrestling tapings, Storm defeated Eli Drake to win the TNA King of the Mountain Championship. On August 11, he lost the King of the Mountain Championship in a Titles vs Title Match against Bobby Lashley.
  • 2015
    Age 37
    In late December 2015, Storm opted not to sign with NXT and return to TNA instead.
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    Storm's contract with TNA expired on June 30, but he continued making appearances for the promotion until September 30, 2015 under a pay-per-appearance deal.
    More Details Hide Details During October and November (taped in July, before his departure), he participated in the TNA World Title Series. Storm ended third of his block, failing into advance to the finals. Storm debuted in WWE's developmental branch — WWE NXT during the October tapings, which aired on the October 21 episode of NXT, defeating Danny Burch. Storm also appeared on the December 2 episode defeating Adam Rose.
    On April 3, 2015, Storm seemingly broke character and confronted Bram when he attempted to attack Mickie James with a steel chair during Bram's match against Magnus, hinting a possible face turn.
    More Details Hide Details However, Magnus and Mickie James confronted Storm after the match, to which Storm replied he was merely looking out for an old friend, hinting he was still a heel. However, this all turned out to be a ruse, as Storm wanted Mickie James to join his Revolution stable. She refused, and security cameras recorded him nudging her onto train tracks, causing a concussion, and fully retaining his status as a heel. Storm defeated Magnus at Slammiversary in a non-sanctioned match.
  • 2014
    Age 36
    Following Bound For Glory, the stable, now known as The Revolution began to recruit members of the TNA roster, beginning with one half of the World Tag Team Champions Davey Richards. After teasing tension between Richards and his partner Eddie Edwards, on the November 12th, 2014 edition of Impact Wrestling, The Revolution demanded Davey's decision.
    More Details Hide Details When Davey turned down the Revolution's offer to join, they would attack The Wolves, leaving them vulnerable for Storm to bring out his forgotten Feast or Fired Briefcase, guaranteeing him a Tag Team Championship opportunity, anytime, anyplace. In a further twist, Abyss would reveal himself as Storm's partner, and the newest pledge to The Revolution, subsequently defeating The Wolves for the TNA World Tag Team Championships, making Storm a record six time champion. On January 30, 2015, The Revolution lost the titles against The Wolves.
    On the October 8th, 2014 edition of Impact Wrestling it was announced that James Storm and The Great Sanada would battle The Great Muta and Tajiri in the main event of Bound for Glory.
    More Details Hide Details This marked James Storm's first appearance in the Bound For Glory main event, as well as the first time in company history that the main event was not contested for the company's World Heavyweight Championship. At Bound For Glory, Storm and The Great Sanada were defeated by Tajiri and The Great Muta. After the match Manik joined in attacking Muta until Team 3D made the save.
    On the September 17th, 2014 edition of Impact Wrestling, Storm and The Great Sanada attacked X Division Champion Samoa Joe, and were joined by Manik, now sporting an all new look, joining Storm's group.
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    On the July 24th, 2014 edition of Impact, Storm would confront The Great Muta, calling him a fraud, and proclaim himself to be "The Legend" (which in the following weeks replaced his longtime nickname of "The Cowboy").
    More Details Hide Details After spitting beer in Muta's face, Sanada would run Storm out of the ring, before attacking Muta himself with a steel chair, and bowing to Storm, revealing an unknown alliance between them. The following week Storm would proclaim himself as Sanada's new mentor, and master. In the following weeks, TNA would air vignettes of Storm having a cult like hold over Sanada, portraying Storm having him tied up, breaking him down physically and mentally, and proclaiming that "The Revolution is coming". On the August 27 Impact Wrestling, Sanada accompanied by Storm debuted the new ring name "The Great Sanada" and a look inspired by The Great Muta, before defeating Austin Aries with help from Storm. On the September 3 episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm and Sanada abducted former X Division Champion Manik following his loss in a 6-man #1 Contendership match for the X Division Championship. On the following Impact, Storm was shown initiating Manik, much like he did Sanada into his new faction.
    In June 2014, Storm would begin a program where he would confront, and verbally run down Sanada.
    More Details Hide Details Following Sanada's loss of the X-Division Championship to Austin Aries, Storm would confront Sanada backstage, berate Sanada's mentor The Great Muta, while slapping him in the face as a way to break Sanada down, multiple weeks in a row.
    But in a rematch on June 26, 2014 on Impact Wrestling, Storm defeated Andreson after reversing the Mic Check in a Last Call.
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    On May 1, 2014, Mr. Anderson attacked James Storm after Storm lost to Willow - this was retaliation for Storm costing Anderson a World title opportunity earlier in the night when Storm tried to attack Anderson's opponent Gunner and inadvertently hit Anderson.
    More Details Hide Details On May 22, Mr. Anderson challenged Storm to a drinking contest (drinking non-alcoholic beer, while Storm was drinking regular beer), then went on to attack him outside the bar. On the June 5 episode of Impact, Anderson impersonated Storm, with Storm's retro entrance music, then attacked Storm after he refused to grant him a match. After Anderson lost the brawl, the match was set for the PPV. At Slammiversary, Storm lost to Mr. Anderson.
  • 2013
    Age 35
    On April 26, 2013, Storm unsuccessfully challenged Devon for the TNA Television Championship during a house show in Erie, Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details On the May 9 episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm was chosen as the special guest referee for a number one contenders match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship between Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) and Bobby Roode and Austin Aries; the match ended in a no contest after Storm struck Aries and Daniels with the Last Call before walking out on the match. Afterwards, Storm was attacked by both teams backstage. The following week, Storm announced that at Slammiversary, he and a partner of his choosing would face Bad Influence, Aries and Roode, and the World Tag Team Champions Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Hernandez in a four-way elimination match for the title. On the May 23 episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm chose the returning Gunner as his partner. On June 2 at the pay-per-view, Storm and Gunner won the match by last eliminating Roode and Aries to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship, giving Storm his fifth individual reign. Storm and Gunner returned on the August 8 episode of Impact Wrestling, teaming up with ODB to defeat the BroMans (Jessie Godderz and Robbie E) and Mickie James in a six-person mixed tag team match. On October 20 at Bound for Glory, Gunner and Storm lost the TNA World Tag Team Championship to The BroMans in their first title defense, ending their reign at 140 days. Storm and Gunner received their rematch on the October 31 episode of Impact Wrestling, but were again defeated by the Bro-Mans.
    On December 9 at Final Resolution, Storm defeated Kazarian in a singles match, and again on the January 3, 2013, episode of Impact Wrestling, beginning a rivalry with him and Christopher Daniels.
    More Details Hide Details On January 13 at Genesis, Storm was defeated by Daniels in a number one contenders match for the World Heavyweight Championship. On March 10 at Lockdown, Team TNA, consisting of Storm, Eric Young, Magnus, Samoa Joe, and Sting defeated the Aces & Eights, consisting of Devon, DOC, Garett Bischoff, Mike Knox, and Mr. Anderson in a Lethal Lockdown match. On the March 14 episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm defeated former rival Christopher Daniels in a singles match. Afterwards, he was attacked by both Daniels and Kazarian before being saved and ultimately assaulted by the returning A. J. Styles. In the following weeks, Storm demanded Styles to explain his actions, but Styles remained mute. Storm finally faced Styles in singles competition on the April 18 episode of Impact Wrestling, where Styles won via submission.
  • 2012
    Age 34
    On the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm entered the 2012 Bound for Glory Series to get another shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, defeating ten other men to win a gauntlet match and take the early lead in the tournament.
    More Details Hide Details On the August 30 episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm wrestled his final group stage match and, for the second year in a row, finished in the top four, advancing to the finals of the tournament. On September 9 at No Surrender, Storm was eliminated from the tournament, after losing to Bully Ray in his semifinal match, following interference from Bobby Roode. On the September 20 episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm challenged Roode to a match as part of the Open Fight Night. The match ended in a no contest, when referee Brian Hebner was unable control the two brawling rivals. The rivalry between Storm and Roode culminated on October 14 at Bound for Glory in a street fight, with King Mo serving as the special guest enforcer, which was won by Storm. On November 11 at Turning Point, Storm defeated A.J. Styles and Bobby Roode in a three-way match to become number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship. However, on the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm lost his number one contendership to Roode.
    On January 8, 2012, at Genesis, Storm was defeated by Angle in a rematch.
    More Details Hide Details On the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm defeated Angle to become the number one contender to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. However, the following week Storm was entered into another number one contender's match with Jeff Hardy, which ended in a no contest, following interference from Bully Ray and Bobby Roode. On February 12 at Against All Odds, Storm was unable to capture the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Roode in a four-way match, which also included Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy. On the February 16 episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm defeated Bully Ray to become the number one contender to Roode's TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Lockdown. On March 18 at Victory Road, Storm defeated Bully Ray in a rematch to retain his spot as the number one contender. On April 15 at Lockdown, Storm failed to regain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in a steel cage match, after accidentally superkicking Roode out of the cage for the win.
  • 2011
    Age 33
    He married Dani McEntee on March 30, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Their first child together, Mason James, was born on January 20, 2012. 1 Championship not officially recognized by TNA. 2 Storm won the Championship with Riley, but defended it with Chris Harris.
    On January 9, 2011, at Genesis, Beer Money, Inc. defeated the Motor City Machine Guns to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship for the fourth time.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 29
    On July 13, Beer Money, Inc. became the longest reigning TNA World Tag Team Champions in the title's history, breaking the previous record of 184 days set by A.J. Styles and Tomko in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details On August 7 at Hardcore Justice, Beer Money, Inc. successfully defended the TNA World Tag Team Championship against Mexican America (Anarquia and Hernandez). Two days later, at the tapings of the August 18 episode of Impact Wrestling, Mexican America defeated Beer Money, Inc. in a rematch, following interference from Jeff Jarrett, to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship, ending Storm's and Roode's record-setting reign at 212 days. From June to September, Storm was one of the twelve participants in the Bound for Glory Series to determine the number one contender to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. When the group stage of the tournament concluded, Storm finished in the top four and thus advanced to the finals at No Surrender along with Robert Roode, Bully Ray and Gunner. On September 11 at No Surrender, Storm was disqualified in his match against Bully Ray, eliminating him from the tournament. After Roode, who went on to win the tournament, had failed to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Kurt Angle at Bound for Glory, Storm received his shot at the title and on October 18 at the tapings of the October 20 episode of Impact Wrestling, defeated Angle to become the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Just eight days later, at the tapings of the November 3 episode of Impact Wrestling, Storm lost the title to Bobby Roode, after he used Storm's own beer bottle against him, turning heel in the process and effectively dissolving Beer Money, Inc.
    Storm was able to defeat Rhino at the Victory Road 2007 after hitting Rhino with a beer bottle.
    More Details Hide Details Their feud continued with Storm again defeating Rhino in a Bar Room Brawl at Hard Justice. For several weeks, Storm would be included in vignettes where he would try to find Rhino at local bars. Rhino then challenged Storm to a match at No Surrender. Rhino defeated Storm by pinfall after he gored Storm through a table. After Rhino was injured, Storm started a feud with Eric Young over who was the better drinker. Young won Storm's World Beer Drinking Championship (a title unrecognised by TNA, actually a WWE Championship toy belt decorated with beer bottles) and held it for two months before losing it back to Storm in a ladder match. Following this, Rhino made his return from injury and proceeded to deliver a Gore to Storm, challenging him to an Elevation X match. As the ladder match with Eric Young had demonstrated, Storm has a (kayfabe) fear of heights, a major disadvantage in Elevation-X. After teasing a walk-out Storm did in fact compete in the match and after attempting to hide inside of the scaffold structure, Storm ended up losing the match and falling through a table in the ring below. Following a couple of weeks off to (kayfabe) heal his injuries, Storm returned on the live March 27 episode of Impact! and attacked Sting with a beer bottle. On the April 4 episode of Impact!, Matt Morgan allowed Storm to join Team Tomko making it a five on four match (until Matt Morgan himself joined Team Cage).
  • 2006
    Age 28
    In mid-2006, they again teased their split due to miscommunication during their matches, most notably when Harris accidentally hit Storm with a garbage can during a No Disqualification match against Team 3D (Brother Ray and Brother Devon).
    More Details Hide Details During their run as a team, the duo won the NWA World Tag Team Championship six times. On the December 14, 2006 episode of Impact!, the team came to an end after a feud ending match with The Latin American Xchange (Homicide and Hernandez) when Storm hit Harris with a beer bottle "blinding" Harris's right eye. Storm went on to feud with Petey Williams before turning on Gail Kim and aligning himself with the returning Jacqueline Moore. He then went on a huge winning streak winning the majority of his matches over Petey Williams, Eric Young and even his own former partner Harris in his return match among several others. At the Sacrifice pay-per view, Storm was defeated by his former tag team partner Harris in a Texas Death Match, which ended his long running winning streak. The two faced each other again in a King of the Mountain qualifying match, in which both men hit each other with weapons and caused each other to bleed from the head. Harris speared Storm through the tunnel and both men were counted out.
  • 2005
    Age 27
    Storm, along with Harris, turned heel in late 2005 by helping Jeff Jarrett defeat Raven for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
    More Details Hide Details They went on to join Jarrett's Army, acquiring the managerial skills of Gail Kim in the process. Storm's penchant for wearing cowboy hats resulted in the team being often jeered as "Brokeback Mountain", a reference to the movie about homosexual cowboys, during their heel run.
  • 2002
    Age 24
    On the inaugural TNA pay-per-view on June 19, 2002, the team were in two different matches (Storm teamed up with Psicosis against The Johnsons, while Harris took part in the Gauntlet for the Gold battle royal for the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The team wrestled for the first time on the second ever TNA pay-per-view a week later. The team quickly became mainstays of the promotion, and teamed regularly over the next few years. Splits were teased in early 2003 and again in 2004, but nothing came of them.
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    Storm wrestled his future tag team partner, Chris Harris, on a "Legends Night" show on June 1, 2002.
    More Details Hide Details As a result of the match, both wrestlers were hired by the upstart Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion. The pair were expected to wrestle as singles wrestlers, but were instead placed into a tag team. They named themselves "America's Most Wanted" because, according to Storm the name was a reference to his "little trouble with the law". Storm made his TNA debut along with Psicosis vs The Johnsons.
  • 2001
    Age 23
    Storm returned to the independent circuit after WCW was sold to the World Wrestling Federation in March 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 22
    Cox made several appearances for World Championship Wrestling on WCW Worldwide and WCW Saturday Night in 2000 as an enhancement talent, where he assumed the ring name "James Storm".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 17
    Cox's professional wrestling career began when he was trained by Wolfie D, a veteran tag team wrestler, in 1995. His training was hampered by a broken shoulder, and Cox eventually dropped out of Slash's training school. He resumed training with Shane Morton after his shoulder had healed. Cox toured the south-east independent circuit before being signed to a World Championship Wrestling (WCW) developmental deal in 2000.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born
    Born on June 1, 1977.
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