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James Allan Black (born June 1, 1977) is an American professional wrestler who competes under the ring name James Storm. He is currently contracted with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling where he is a former 10-time Tag Team champion having won the NWA World Tag Team Championship seven times and the TNA World Tag Team Championship three times.


James Black was an amateur wrestler while in high school, winning a state title. In addition, he was a talented basketball player, and was awarded a scholarship to Austin Peay State Universitymarker (which he was forced to relinquish after injuring his shoulder).

Black's professional wrestling career began when he was trained by Slash, a veteran tag wrestler, in 1995. His training was hampered by a broken shoulder, and Black eventually dropped out of Slash's training school. He resumed training with Shane Morton after his shoulder had healed.

Black toured the south-east independent circuit before being signed to a World Championship Wrestling (WCW) developmental deal in 2000. Black made several appearances for World Championship Wrestling on WCW Worldwide and WCW Saturday Night in 2000 as an enhancement talent, where he assumed the ring name "James Storm". Storm returned to the independent circuit after WCW was sold to the World Wrestling Federation in March 2001.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

America's Most Wanted (2002-2006)

Storm wrestled his future tag team partner, Chris Harris, on a "Legends Night" show on June 1, 2002. As a result of the match, both wrestlers were hired by the upstart Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion. The pair were expected to wrestle as singles wrestlers, but were instead placed into a tag team. They named themselves "America's Most Wanted" because, according to Storm the name was a reference to his "little trouble with the law".

Storm appeared on the inaugural TNA pay-per-view on June 19, 2002, and the team wrestled for the first time on the second ever TNA pay-per-view on June 26, 2002. The team quickly became mainstays of the promotion, and teamed regularly over the next few years. Splits were teased in early 2003 and again in 2004, but nothing came of them.

Storm, along with Harris, turned heel in late-2005 by helping Jeff Jarrett defeat Raven for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. They went on to join Jarrett's Army, acquiring the managerial skills of Gail Kim in the process. Storm's penchant for wearing cowboy hats resulted in the team being often jeered as "Brokeback Mountain", a reference to the movie about homosexual cowboys, during their heel run. In mid 2006, they would again tease their split due to miscommunication during their matches, most notably when Harris accidentally hit Storm with a garbage can during a No Disqualification match against Team 3D. During their run as a team, the duo won the NWA World Tag Team Championship six times.

On the December 14, 2006 edition of Impact!, the team came to an end after a feud ending match with The Latin American Xchange when Storm hit Harris with a beer bottle. Storm would go on to feud with Petey Williams before turning on Gail Kim and aligning himself with the returning Jacqueline Moore. He then went on a huge winning streak winning the majority of his matches over Petey Williams, Eric Young and even his own former partner Harris in his return match among several others. At the Sacrifice pay-per view, Storm was defeated by his former tag team partner Harris in a Texas Death Match, which ended his long running winning streak. The two faced off again in a King of the Mountain qualifying match where both men hit each other with weapons and caused each other to bleed from the head. Harris would spear Storm through the tunnel wall which would give the referee no other choice but to count both of them out.

Solo competition (2007-2008)

Harris and James Storm at a house show
After this, he teamed with Robert Roode to defeat Eric Young and Rhino. He and Jacqueline would celebrate a tag team victory against Rhino by pouring beer into his mouth, which set off Rhino due to the instant reminder of a history of alcohol abuse that he overcame, thus sparking a feud between them. As the weeks continued, Storm would mockingly taunt Rhino about "knowing he likes alcohol" every chance he got, and continue to try and pour beer in Rhino's mouth any time he defeated him. Storm was able to defeat Rhino at the Victory Road 2007 after hitting Rhino with a beer bottle. Their feud continued with Storm again defeating Rhino in a Bar Room Brawl at Hard Justice. For several weeks, Storm would be included in vignettes where he would try to find Rhino at local bars. Rhino then challenged Storm to a match at No Surrender. Rhino defeated Storm by pinfall after he gored Storm through a table.

After Rhino was injured, Storm started a feud with Eric Young over who was the better drinker. Young won Storm's "Drinking Championship Belt" and held it for two months before losing it back to Storm in a ladder match. Following this Rhino made his return from injury and proceeded to deliver a Gore to Storm, challenging him to an Elevation X match. As the ladder match with Eric Young had demonstrated, Storm has a (kayfabe) fear of heights, a major disadvantage in Elevation-X. After teasing a walk-out Storm did in fact compete in the match and after attempting to hide inside of the scaffold structure, Storm ended up losing the match and falling through a table in the ring below. Following a couple of weeks off to (kayfabe) heal his injuries, Storm returned on the live March 27 episode of Impact! and attacked Sting with a beer bottle. On the April 4 edition of Impact!, Matt Morgan allowed Storm to join Team Tomko making it a 5 on 4 match (until Matt Morgan himself joined Team Cage). At Lockdown, Storm, along with Team Tomko lost their match against Team Cage. Storm was then announced as one of the "Egotistical Eight" to participate in the Deuces Wild Tournament, and he would have to team up with a random partner, who was later to be revealed as his bitter rival, Sting. Storm then faced Sting in a "No Disqualification" match that Sting won. At Sacrifice, Sting and Storm lost to Team 3D.

Beer Money, Inc. (2008-present)

Beer Money in London September 2008

On the June 12 edition of Impact, Storm, alongside Robert Roode, challenged LAX for the TNA World Tag Team Championship. Storm and Roode were successful in winning the match following a Last Call from Storm to Hernandez with a belt wrapped around his boot. Hector Guerrero (LAX's manager), who was at ringside however, informed the referee about what happened and the match was restarted. LAX ended up retaining the titles following a Border Toss from Hernandez to Storm. After the match, Storm, Roode and Jacqueline handcuffed LAX to the ring posts, and then proceeded to whip them with leather belts. Later that night they challenged LAX to retaliate. The next week on Impact!, LAX challenged Storm and Roode to a Fan's Revenge Match at Victory Road for the titles. The team of Storm and Roode (now known as "Beer Money") lost to the Motor City Machine Guns in one match and Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash in another match later in the July 3 episode of Impact!. At Victory Road, LAX retained the titles. At Hard Justice, Beer Money defeated LAX after Storm hit Homicide with a beer bottle and won the TNA World Tag Team Championship for the first time individually and as a team. At No Surrender Beer Money Inc defeated LAX to retain the titles and on the next Impact! they defeated LAX again this time having Hector Guerrero disbanding for LAX. At Bound for Glory IV, Beer Money Inc won the Monster's Ball Match against Matt Morgan and Abyss, Team 3D and LAX to retain the titles. On the January 8th Impact! edition they lost the titles to Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed. At Genesis Beer Money Inc. won back the TNA World Tag Team Championships when James Storm and Robert Roode defeated Matt Morgan and Abyss and Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed in a 3-way match. Beer Money Inc faced Creed and Jay Lethal at Against All Odds after Lethal and Creed won a number one contenders match against Matt Morgan and Abyss. Eventually Beer Money retained the titles after Storm hit the Last Call on Lethal. At Lockdown 2009, Beer Money lost the TNA Tag Team titles to Team 3D in a Philadelphia Street Fight where Team 3D's IWGP Tag Team Titles were also on the line.

On May 15, 2009, Jeremy Borash announced that Black had signed a new multi year deal with TNA the previous day.

In May 2009 Beer Money entered the Team 3D Invitational Tag Team Tournament, during which they turned face. At Sacrifice Beer Money defeated The British Invasion (Doug Williams) to win the tournament and earn the right to challenge Team 3D for the TNA World Tag Team Titles. At Slammiversary Beer Money defeated Team 3D to win the TNA World Tag Team Titles for the third time. The following month at Victory Road, Beer Money lost the titles to Booker T and Scott Steiner of The Main Event Mafia.

The two teams would see their feud intervene with that of Team 3D and The British Invasion, causing a 4-way war that would last the next 3 months. Beer Money would go on to lose to the British Invasion in an IWGP Tag Team Championship match at Hard Justice, win a Lethal Lockdown match at No Surrender (teaming with Team 3D against MEM and the Invasion), and lose a 4-way Full Metal Mayhem match at Bound for Glory for both the TNA and IWGP Tag Team Championships, with Team 3D winning the IWGP belts and the British Invasion the TNA belts. Beer Money were permitted one last title shot the following Impact!, where they fought the British Invasion in a Six Sides of Steel match. Brutus Magnus would have his team disqualified by punching the referee, causing him and Doug Williams to retain the championships. On the November 12 edition of Impact! Beer Money defeated the British Invasion in a non-title match to join the Motor City Machineguns in the Tag Team Title match at Turning Point. At the Pay-Per-View The British Invasion managed to retain their titles after Kevin Nash nailed Storm with the TNA Global Championship belt.

Personal life

Black has a daughter. He once dated former TNA Interviewer, Crystal Louthan.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • Frontier Elite Wrestling
*FEW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chris Harris

*NWA North American Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Shane Eden

*PWI Tag Team of the Year (2004) with Chris Harris
*PWI Tag Team of the Year (2008) with Robert Roode
*PWI ranked him #42 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2008

*NWA World Tag Team Championship (7 times) – with Chris Harris (6) and Christopher Daniels (1)
*TNA World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Robert Roode
*Asylum Alliance Tag Team Tournament – with Chris Harris
*Team 3D Invitational Tag Team Tournament – with Robert Roode
*World Beer Drinking Championship (1 time, unsanctioned)

*WWC World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Cassidy Riley

*Tag Team of the Year (2005) with Chris Harris
*Worst Worked Match of the Year (2006) TNA Reverse Battle Royal on TNA Impact!
*Worst Worked Match of the Year (2007) vs. Chris Harris in a Six Sides of Steel Blindfold match at Lockdown


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