Tim Storm Talks His NWA Championship Defense Against Jerry Lawler In 2017
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Tim said, “I have nothing but good memories. I know that a lot of people don’t have positive things, or some don’t have positive things to say about working with Jerry. I have no negatives. I knew going in that it was going to be a completely old school type match. At the time I had some success primarily as a fan favorite, but you can’t really be a fan favorite against Jerry Lawler. The crowd loves Jerry Lawler.”
According to Storm, it was no different than any other math. He said, “In every match there’s that first two, three, four minutes of kind of figuring out if the other guy knows what their doing. I didn’t have that fear from him at all, but he didn’t know me that well as far as being in the ring. It came to a point pretty quickly where I guess he felt comfortable with me and basically just turned over the reigns and said, “it’s all yours let’s go.” As for the match itself…easy, fun, safe. The crowd ate every second of it up and completely old school, which, that’s my ballpark.”
Tim also talked a little about how he wants to give back to the business when he retires. Storm said, “You know I’m at a point in my career that I’m not done, I’m not done in the ring. I don’t have a timetable. I don’t know when that is going to happen but I also have always said that I never want to be that guy that stays too long and embarrasses himself or the business. That’s a fine line but here’s where I’m at today in the business and I’m trying to do that in other places…it’s passing on that knowledge. Same thing that people did for me, and one of the ways this business has changed, not necessarily in a positive way, is we don’t have those opportunities to get in a car with veterans and drive six hours and listen and be quiet. That’s how you build your knowledge base.”
Storm doesn’t believe that this is something that happens much anymore. Continuing on, Storm said, “We don’t have that anymore. I got that opportunity with some great guys that I respect. Now what I’ve got left, I want to continue telling good stories in the ring, I want to be involved when it’s time to step away from in-ring. I want to stay involved whether that’s on the production side, the agent side, something. Because whatever knowledge I’ve got that was handed down to me I want to give to somebody else, and I think that’s the right thing to do in the business. I’m passionate about the wrestling. I don’t want it to be gone. I wish I could wrestle forever, I can’t, but when that’s gone I still am passionate enough about it that I want to be involved.”
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