James Storm Responds To Al Snow's Booking Fee & Drawing Power Criticism From 'Wrestlers'

James Storm responds to OVW criticism in 'Wrestlers'

Ohio Valley Wrestling have found themselves with mainstream attention this week following the premiere of the docuseries 'Wrestlers' on Netflix which follows the fortunes of the promotion after Al Snow sells his majority stake in the company to a group of local businessmen in 2021. 

A clip from the first episode has since been shared on social media, during which Al Snow and Matt Jones discuss booking James Storm for a show. It was revealed in the clip that Storm's booking fee is $600 which they felt was too high, believing Storm wouldn't draw 60 fans. 

Storm has since responded to the criticism, tweeting: "Well as wrestlers and fans know not many shows run on a Thursday. Al called and asked me if I would help out and help some of the talent. Travel and hotel paid + filming Netflix and only 2 1/2 hrs from my house, not bad. Plus I don't really need the money, but if you can make a little, get in some reps, help people and get an ACTORS credit that I got. Win win. I got to help and work with some good friends. Now the other guy doesn't know a wrist lock from a wrist watch."

Storm also revealed that his usual booking fee is above $600 but he gave OVW the "brother brother rate." 

Although OVW may have questioned Storm's drawing power, they made The Cowboy their top champion in 2022 as Storm held the OVW Heavyweight Championship for 47 days between August and October last year.

Storm still wrestles regularly on the independent wrestling scene. He returned to IMPACT Wrestling along with America's Most Wanted tag team partner Chris Harris for the promotion's 1000th episode. The match will air next week. 

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