James Storm made headlines on October 16 when he posted a photo of himself alongside Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne in a wrestling ring.
Fans went crazy online, speculating that Rousey was gearing up for an in-ring return.
Speaking to Busted Open Radio, James Storm explained how the training session with Rousey came about.
"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," he said.
Big thanks to @rondarousey & @travisbrownemma for the invite to do a little wrestling around. I’ve met a lot of people that come from different sports but none besides @therealkurtangle that have the respect for pro wrestling like she does. pic.twitter.com/i0vjd5vQI2— The Cowboy (@JamesStormBrand) October 17, 2020
Storm went on to say that Ronda asked a lot of questions during the training session and was very appreciative of everything. He also said they were there for five hours, but doesn't know if she was training for anything specific.
As of now, it is unknown if or when Rousey will return to WWE.
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