It really is too bad that Kurt Angle has a busted up leg or this could have truly been a special match. Then again, the same applies to Bound for Glory this past Sunday and Bobby Roode.
Either way, there it is, ladies and gentlemen. James Storm is the new TNA heavyweight champion.
As a performer, through and through, he's better than his Beer Money partner, but it still felt odd the way they got to Storm winning the title, especially in the nature he did. However, the way they booked the entire thing was actually well done. It made as much sense as possible and sets up a potential big money feud between Storm and Roode.
My fear is they'll rush to get the title on Jeff Hardy, who is, admittedly enough, still as over as anyone on the entire TNA roster right now. But that's not reason enough to take the title away from Storm.
For his part, the Cowboy had this to say on Twitter:
All I can say is CHAMP #Jamesstorm
Indeed. It was a great moment for a guy that most definitely deserves it. Now let's hope he gets a nice run with it and isn't booked into the ground like so many others before him.