James Storm On Joining NXT, How Orton Was Injured, The Rock’s Latest Venture

James Storm NXT

Who Brought James Storm To NXT

James Storm revealed in an interview with WWE.com that Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were then ones that helped bring him to NXT:

It came about because I’m good friends with Road Dogg and Billy Gunn. They put it in Triple H’s ear that I was free and clear of all contracts, to see if there’s some interest there. I actually called Road Dogg to see if it was OK that I went up to the NXT Nashville show not too long ago. He said, “Yeah, just try to stay out of sight.” So, I stayed in the locker room. There were reports that I was sitting in the front row at an NXT show, and I didn’t deny that I was there. I just said, “I saw the reports and I’m sorry, but that was not me sitting in the front row.” [Laughs.]

Then, [WWE Performance Center Head Coach] Matt Bloom pulled me aside and asked if I was available to come down that Wednesday and Thursday to Orlando. I went down and talked to Triple H at the NXT TakeOver: Respect special. Then the next night, he asked if I was willing to appear, and I said yes.

Orton Injured Taking Out The Trash

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Randy Orton actually injured his shoulder at home while taking out the trash. It’s been dislocated several times and is somewhat prone to re-injury.

The Rock Partners With Under Armor

The Rock revealed this week that he’s partnered with sports clothing brand Under Armor: