You might be a redneck if... Photo via ImpactWrestling.com
His words, not mine.
After James Storm won the TNA heavyweight title from Kurt Angle on last week's episode of Impact Wrestling, some reports started hitting the Internet that there were those in management that weren't too keen on his holding the title. Why? Because he's "too southern" and won't get over with a wider audience. He has appeal to a certain closed off segment of the fanbase, but that's relegated to one geographical region.
Storm, of course, has access to these same reports and decided to provide a response via his Twitter account. It's about what you'd expect:
"I think it's awesome that I'm to "southern". It makes me....ME. So to the people who don't like it... Sorry about you damn luck. And a little FYI it's not to southern, it's to redneck and the are beer drinking rednecks all over THE WORLD not just the south."
Well, that's one way to go about it.
If anyone is making complaints in TNA management about Storm being too southern, we can assume who exactly that would be and it's the kind of outdated thought process that handcuffs a company to failure. The unfortunate news for Storm is that his title win on Impact was the worst rated segment of the entire show.
Perhaps a harbinger of things to come? We shall see.
In the meantime, what are you thoughts on Storm as champion? A better option than Bobby Roode, who was also pushed out at the last minute? Or is he too southern for you like a few seem to think he is?