Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jul 2006
Re: TNA Booking mistakes 2012/2013
I'd say the general booking of James Storm was TNA's biggest mistake of 2012. The guy was the hottest face in the company and TNA's turned him into a total loser. I don't like to say that guys are beyond saving, but TNA's going to have a serious road ahead at making this guy credible again.
Not only does he come up short in his big title rematch with Roode in his hometown, but he looked like a giant fool in losing. First because he had his shot at escaping and refused, then he lost because he kicked Roode out of the cage. Then when he comes back, gets a 20 point head start in the BFG series, loses in the semi finals, now granted he lost because of Roode, but that should've happened only in the finals, and beats Roode at BFG. That was the only good thing that happened to Storm all year.
But then, TNA fucks it up by having Storm win a title shot, put it on the line against Roode days later, which the announcers made sure to point out that Roode played Storm like a fiddle, then he lost to Roode. Now he's barely been a factor on Impact since.