A number of talents have parted ways with Impact Wrestling recently including Jeff Jarrett, Taryn Terrell, Robbie E, Rockstar Spud, Bram, Eddie Kingston and Reno Scum. Now yet another talent is gone as James Storm has parted ways with the company.
At last night’s Impact Wrestling taping at Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Storm lost a match to Dan Lambert with the stipulation that Storm would have to leave the company if he lost.
Following the loss, Storm gave a farewell speech where he thanked the fans for their support. He also thanked Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett, and Bob Ryder.
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, his exit is legitimate. This was the last set of tapings before his contract expires in January and he recently made the decision to leave.
Storm signed with TNA/Impact Wrestling in June 2002. Outside of a couple of appearances in NXT in late 2015, he had been with the company ever since.
Storm won his first and only TNA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Kurt Angle in October 2011. His reign was short-lived, as he lost the title eight days later to Bobby Roode.
Storm posted the following on Twitter on Thursday regarding his departure.
— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) November 10, 2017