James Strom dethrones TNA Champ
By Phil Allely
Beer swigging ‘Cowboy’ James Storm is the new TNA World Champion after defeating Kurt Angle in the main event of this weeks Impact! Wrestling show.
Angle retained his cherished TNA World Heavyweight title at Bound for Glory in controversial fashion, many thinking he would drop the belt at the big show to heavily hyped challenger Robert Roode. This weeks Impact Wrestling episode shocked the wrestling world, as Beer Money member James Storm did what his tag partner couldn’t and defeated Angle to raise his first heavyweight crown.
After a lengthy promo from Hulk Hogan, Dixie Carter and new TNA decision maker Sting, an uber cocky Angle got the wind taken out of his sails by learning that he would be defending his gold against Storm in the shows main event.
The show also saw the return to TNA of former Knockouts Champion Gail Kim, who attacked new champ Velvet Sky.
Storm’s win is a big one for him and one that will take many fans by surprise, his short match with Angle was monumental for the grappler and sees him take the mantle of company figurehead , giving the company some new blood at the top. Sunsport eagerly anticipate the inevitable Roode/Storm battle for the gold. Kim’s return may be the very thing the struggling Knockouts Division need as well.