TNA have announced that Gunner, Robbie E, Rockstar Spud and company original James Storm have signed new, long term contracts.
Over the course of the last week, TNA Executive Vice President John Gaburick has been revealing the contract renewals of several of the company’s superstars on Twitter, and has promised that more names will soon be announced.
Storm, 36, has been a part of TNA since 2002, and is one of only two surviving members of the roster that appeared during the company’s first ever broadcast – the other being Abyss.
The Cowboy has enjoyed an outstanding career with the company, winning 12 tag team championships – winning the NWA title on seven occasions, and the TNA title a record-equalling five times. He is also a one-time World Heavyweight Champion, having defeated Kurt Angle to win the company’s biggest prize in October 2011.
He has also been part of some of TNA’s most fearsome duos. Between 2002 and 2006 he teamed with Chris Harris as part of America’s Most Wanted, and in 2008, Storm began his long standing association with Robert (or Bobby) Roode as part of Beer Money Inc. The pair were also a part of the Fortune stable, alongside the likes of Desmond Wolfe and A.J. Styles.
When Roode betrayed Storm in order to win the World Heavyweight Championship, he underwent several unsuccessful attempts to win back his title. But in 2013, he began a new collaboration with Gunner, winning the World Tag Team Titles. When the pair were defeated by the Bro Mans at Bound for Glory, cracks began to appear in their relationship, and the two are currently in the midst of a long-standing feud.
Gunner, 31, joined TNA in 2010 as part of the Immortal stable, initially as a security guard. In March 2011, he won the TNA Television Championship by defeating Murphy and Rob Terry in a three-way match. He was part of Team Eric Bischoff during the 2012 Lethal Lockdown match, losing to a team led by Eric’s son Garrett.
Robbie E, 30, made his TNA debut in 2010, but it was not until the following year, when he began an alliance with Robbie T, that he began to make his name – defeating Eric Young to win the TNA Television Championship. Robbie T (or Rob Terry), eventually turned on Robbie E, who decided to instead align himself with Jessie Godderz.
The duo became known as the Bro Mans, and in turn formed an alliance with Zema Ion, winning the Tag Team titles from Storm and Gunner at Bound for Glory. They have since been feuding with TNA newcomers, The Wolves.
Rockstar Spud, 31, first appeared on TNA in February 2012 as part of the annual UK Tour, following his victory in British Boot Camp, which earned him a place on the company’s roster. He feuded with Robbie E and Robbie T before returning the following year as Dixie Carter’s Chief of Staff.
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