NWA Champion Tim Storm spoke with Rolling Stone and said he was offered money to drop the championship in “dishonest” fashion. “There were some people out there who would’ve like to have won [the NWA World Heavyweight Championship] and were willing to pay a lot of money for that opportunity,” Storm said. “There were some people who wanted me to take bookings in places that weren’t good for the NWA for a lot of money. I could’ve done well for a couple months, but in the big picture it would’ve been very unprofessional for me to do that. I represent the legacy and the history of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.”
Storm was asked if people were offering to pay him to lose the title to them. “That or, ‘I tell you what, I’ll pay you to come in and wrestle this guy for the world title and let’s see how that works out,’ with the kind of wink-wink of if I lose, he’s the World Heavyweight Champion. There’s always a little temptation with money, but it was absolutely the wrong thing for the legacy of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.” Read the full interview at RollingStone.com.
Powell’s POV: It’s ridiculous of anyone to make such an offer when the title is owned by Billy Corgan, who could simply demand that it be returned and surely wouldn’t pay anyone who hijacked the title belt big money to drop it. The wrestling business is bizarre sometimes. Storm also spoke about working with Corgan and Dave Lagana and not knowing what they have in mind for him creatively, his own training, the history of the belt, and more.
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