Lance Storm addresses his WWE departure and future working with a major promotion.
During an interview with Wrestling Inc., Storm spoke about his WWE release earlier this year. Storm said although he was released, it was intended to be a furlough, but that would involve some unique paperwork being filled. In addition, the U.S.-Canada border is closed, making it extremely hard for Storm to go to the United States.
"Well, I was, again, they want to say furloughed, but with my visa and my contract, because I had to have different paperwork to enable me to get the work visa, they had to terminate my contract to not pay me. So I was straight up released. You can't do it the same way because again, really the only difference between furloughed and fired is they don't actually file the paperwork to terminate you and then they hope to bring you back, and I was told that basically, you're furloughed or whatever. We hope to bring you back at some point, but I had a different contract. To enable a visa, they have to terminate the contract to not continue to pay me, so they did, which is why I was able to do the cameo on AEW Dynamite for the Jericho 30-year anniversary celebration. I got to send in a video for that. So I'm really in a position where I've got a lot of things I could be doing and want to be doing, but to do them, I have to cross to the US, and as of right now, there is still a closed border. There is some legal loopholing you can do if you're willing to bend the rules and ignore quarantines, but that's not something I'm willing to do. So until the border situation improves, I sit home and do a weekly podcast on the Wrestling Observer and watch 'Corner Gas' animated Monday nights on CTV comedy," Storm said.
Storm made an appearance on the aforementioned AEW Dynamite episode celebrating Chris Jericho's 30 years in wrestling. When Storm was asked if he would be interested in working with AEW, he aid he's willing to work anywhere but until the current border situation is dealt with, he's likely not going to work in the United States.
"I'm interested in working anywhere and will entertain anyone that gives me a decent offer, but again, I've gotta wait for the damn border to open up. So I'm waiting to see what happens on November 3rd and then waiting to see what happens moving forward on that and see if the U.S. can get their stuff together and get this border opened up," Storm said.