When James Storm spoke to Cerrito Live he stated that, "It actually hasn’t [become] official for me, but, yes, I have left Impact Wrestling and it’s just one of those things where it just kind of felt like I did everything I can do with that company and the landscape of it has changed from the time I was there.” Storm continued, “but so many people want to frown upon Dixie [Carter] and Jeff [Jarrett] and all that, but the reason I thank them and Bob Ryder is because basically if it wasn’t for those guys, there would be no ‘Cowboy’ James Storm. There might not be an AJ Styles and might not be a Bobby Roode, might not be all these other guys who got the breaks that Jeff gave us when he started up TNA Impact Wrestling back in the day."
It shouldn't come as a big surprise that Storm is parting ways with Impact Wrestling, as its believed that many of the long time wrestlers have grown to be too expensive for the brand. There have been a few other names linked to the brand that may be gone soon. He's a 5 time NWA World Tag Team Champion, 7 time Impact Tag Team Champion. He's a former King of the Mountain Champion, and Impact Global Champion.
Storm already has been taking dates outside of Impact working for the former What Culture Pro Wrestling CWF, in Canada, some dates on the indies; Storm is already scheduled to wrestling in Los Angeles on December 23rd.