Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion James Storm has spoken about his recent in-ring training session with WWE star Ronda Rousey.
Rousey has been off WWE TV since WrestleMania 35 in April 35 but reports indicate she’ll be returning soon for a match at the 2021 edition of the event.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio about training with Rousey, Storm said:
“It was just a one day deal, it wasn’t like I’ve been going out there forever. I went out there for the Primetime Live pay-per-view and one of my buddies has a training school and I guess Ronda and Travis have been going there. He mentioned to Ronda that I was in town and she was like, ‘Tell him to come by, see if he’ll work out.’ I said yeah. I went to the undisclosed location and got in the ring and worked out with her. I’ve always been kinda old school when it comes to intergender wrestling, ‘can a woman really work with a man?’ When she was across the ring from me, I was like, ‘Yeah, I don’t really want to be across the cage from her.’ She was showing me some of her Judo throws and I was like, ‘Jesus.’ It’s all in the hips. When I was talking to her and trying to explain to her that Mr. Perfect would always tell me ‘the most important move in the match in the move in-between moves.’ It took me forever to realize what that was, but basically, when you put someone down, that brief reaction from the crowd and you can control them just by looking at them. I told her, especially in WWE, they’re all about facials. Watch Jeff Hardy. We got in the ring and I was showing her different stuff, it was a lot of fun.”
Vince McMahon reportedly wants Ronda Rousey to face Becky Lynch one-on-one at WrestleMania 37 next March, but that all depends on whether Lynch is ready because she’s only expected to give birth in December. Lynch was present backstage at this past Friday’s SmackDown.
Storm did say he didn’t know if Rousey was training for anything specific, but that they were there for a good five hours, and that she was asking a lot of questions and was very appreciative of Storm’s feedback.
Storm himself has said previously was set to sign with WWE earlier this year until the COVID-19 pandemic put those plans to bed.
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