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James Cox, better known by his ring name '''"Cowboy" James Storm,''' is an American professional wrestler currently employed by Wrestling/{{TNA}}. He is a former 5x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-t.html TNA World Tag Team Champion]] and a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-h.html TNA World Heavyweight Champion]].

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_James_Storm The Other Wiki]].
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!!! "Sorry, about your damn tropes!"
* AffablyEvil: The Revolution were as nasty as ever in Puerto Rico, but they appreciated being there and the politeness of the fans all the same.
* TheAlcoholic[=/=]DrunkenMaster: Well, he did ride a beer cooler to the ring, and he still carries at least one bottle almost everywhere he goes.
* AmazonChaser: In direct contrast to [[StayInTheKitchen Bobby Roode]].
* ArchEnemy: Triple X (Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels[=/=]Wrestling/LowKi[=/=]Elix Skipper), Daniels[=/=]Wrestling/AJStyles, [[Wrestling/{{Rhyno}} Rhino]], [=LAX=], [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3-D]], [[Wrestling/JamesMitchell the New Church]], Gunner.
* AtrociousAlias: His opinion on the Bro-mans, as it makes them sound like romantic partners.
* BadassBeard: Usually covering almost all his face but not particularly thick
* BadassLongcoat: His entire career in TNA, with the exception of most of Beer Money's run.
* BashBrothers: A frequent tag specialist, Storm has held the NWA/TNA tag team titles with four different partners.
* BerserkButton: Cheating in drinking contests, spiking drinks, people who try to pass off non alcoholic beverage as the real thing, messing with his family...
* BoringInvincibleHero
** A complaint of the IWC. Not so much that he's invincible, but Storm's "drunken cowboy" character to many fans has grown stale and they feel he needs a reboot, not unlike his former partner BobbyRoode, who went from "rich tycoon" to "It Factor".
** Then Storm going from "drunken cowboy" to "evil redneck crusader" at the turning point of his problems with Gunner, making him less boring. This makes him less boring but continual clean wins over baby faces have caused some to see as too invincible.
* BraidsOfAction: A braided ponytail.
* BreakingSpeech: Has had fun giving Sanada these in order to break the young Japanese wrestler down, telling him that Wrestling/TheGreatMuta (Sanada's mentor) was a fraud whose ways were turning Sanada into a loser (Sanada had dropped his X-Division title back to Wrestling/AustinAries and failed to get it back). He was able to successfully get to Sanada, who would turn against Muta and become a part of his "Revolution".
* BreakupBreakout: The more successful member of his previous team with Chris Harris (AKA Braden Walker), America's Most Wanted. Subverted with Beer Money; while it can be said that Bobby Roode has been more successful since breaking up their duo, Storm has continued on being a driven character.
* BuxomIsBetter: One of the reasons he enjoyed Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}'s company is because she's stacked. Seeing her drunk off her ass and pouring beer down Traci Brooks' shirt made his day. He also made it clear that unlike Jacqueline, Traci's "gifts" were about the only reason he had any time for her.
* CatchPhrase
** "Sorry, about your damn luck!"
** And with Beer Money:
-->'''James Storm:''' BEER!
-->'''Bobby Roode:''' MONEY!
* CoolHat: Dropped with his latest FaceHeelTurn.
* {{Crossover}}: Unfortunately, then TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode was unable to make it to the World Wrestling League's 2014 ''Navidad Corporativa'' event. Fortunately for the fans, perhaps not for La Artilleria Pesada, TNA World Tag Team Champions James Storm and Abyss could. It looked like they had taken out Lighting, but despite heavy bleeding he managed to continue the match, he and Thunder battling The Revolution to a no contest.
* {{Cult}}: His antics in his revolution, which involve emotional manipulation, unprovoked assault, forced makeovers, kidnappings to a shed in the woods and demands to spread his word have caused some to call him a cult leader.
* DanceSensation: Impact Wrestling was infected by the Harlem Shake and not even James Storm had any resistance to it.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Great Muta apparently disrespected Storm somehow when they were both in WCW, so Storm's decided to welcome Muta to TNA by verbally degrading him to his student Sanada, inflating the pressure Sanada felt he was under to succeed under Muta's directive, and turning Sanada against Muta.
* {{Expy}}: Considered to be one of both Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels. His "Revolution" gimmick is called out as one of [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily Bray Wyatt]], but he himself claims it's more inspired by Wrestling/KevinSullivan. Seeing as how he's a vengeful crusading grandmaster and not an evil spirit possession, the man has a point.
* GoodIsDumb: Dumb enough to put his number 1 contendership on the line just because Bobby Roode made a comment about his daughter. [[CaptainObvious He lost.]]
* GrievousBottleyHarm: He "blinded" Chris Harris by hitting him with a beer bottle.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Remember when he turned on Chris Harris and ended AMW by doing this? Beer Money ended the other way around.
* {{Jerkass}}: As a heel.
* JerkassHasAPoint
** Storm complaining about Gunner stealing the World Title case and throwing in the towel during Storm's tournament match with Wrestling/BobbyRoode, which took place the night after Roode ambushed Storm in a bar. While Storm really has no room to argue on losing out on the "Feast or Fired" briefcase (Gunner low-shotted him and took the case, which had the World Title shot) since it was every man for themselves, he does bring up that he's been in bar fights before and doesn't always wrestle at 100% the following night. Plus, he specifically told Gunner not to get involved in his street fight with Roode, and yet there he was throwing in the towel.
** He also accused Gunner of sabotaging him by telling Roode where he was that night so that Roode would jump him. You'd think this is InsaneTrollLogic, since he has no evidence of this and it's probably more likely Roode took an educated guess based on being his tag team partner for 3 years, but stranger things have happened in wrestling.
** Turns out, the latter wasn't the case. Storm realized how jealous and bitter he appeared when his daughter asked him why he was mad at Gunner, so he decided to support Gunner's rise to the top. Only to [[FaceHeelTurn screw him out of the world title at the last second]], becoming a vicious and hate-filled redneck avenger of his own cause.
* MoodWhiplash: On Controla PR, talking about how much he love Puerto Rico, sight seeing, drinking, wrestling, until he's asked about the island's best tag team "La Artileria Pesada" and goes on a rant about how that means nothing because he and Abyss are the best tag team in the world.
* PapaWolf: Messing with his daughter has serious consequences. Just ask Wrestling/BobbyRoode, who faced serious consequences like [[ComicallyMissingThePoint ...a World Heavyweight Title shot?]][[labelnote:context]]In late 2012 Roode goaded Storm into putting his title shot on the line by making a remark about Storm's daughter, which set Storm off. Roode wound up winning the match.[[/labelnote]]
* ThePowerOfHate: James Storm is clearly at his best when he's fighting someone or something he hates, so once his character started getting stale, TNA decided to run with it and turn him into a heel chock full of bitter piss and vinegar to go around.
* PowerStable:
** Planet [[Wrestling/JeffJarrett Jarrett]]
** [=Fourtune=]-> Wrestling/{{Fortune}}
** Immortal
** The Revolution with Seiya Sanada, Manik, Abyss and [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulRename Khoya]]]]
** R'n'B Security with Cassidy Riley, Chris Harris and Chris the Bambikiller
* PretenderDiss: Vowed to put a stop to Mexican America in TNA for being a disgrace to the great luchadors that had came before them.
* RedBaron: "The Tennessee Cowboy"
* TheResenter: He harassed Seiya Sanada for weeks, calling him a failure to Wrestling/TheGreatMuta, shame to his country, daring him not to choke, the like. Then Storm attacked Sanada when he continued to ignore Storm's taunts. Turns out James Storm did not like the fact the rest of the TNA locker room regarded the Great Muta as a legend, insisting that he is the legend in TNA, and was taking it out on Sanada since Muta was not in reach.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When in America's Most Wanted he went on one against LAX after Hernandez border-tossed Wrestling/GailKim. He also went on one against Mr. Anderson for using his offer for a friendly drink to ambush him, as well as both Bobby Roode and Gunner for costing him world title opportunities.
* ShoutOut: Does the last name of Storm and the Last Call Superkick, remind anyone of a certain Lance Storm?
* SpearCounterpart: To Jacqueline during her "Miss Tennessee" and TNA runs.
* SpitefulSpit: He may love his beer but is not above spitting it on those who spite him.
* TagTeam: (Unofficially) America's Most Wanted with Cassidy Riley. (Officially) America's Most Wanted with Chris Harris. Beer Money Inc with Bobby Roode. [[FanNickname Gunstorm]] with Gunner. The Revolution with Abyss via Feast or Fired briefcase.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Has had this with Bobby Roode in recent one-off Beer Money reunions.
* UndyingLoyalty: Even when Wrestling/AJStyles himself left TNA, Storm stuck around, and his departure in 2015 was (according to most sources) primarily monetary-driven, as Storm had to provide for his family.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: He and Seiya Sanada abducted Manik in public, in an arena full of people no less. Them holding him hostage is broadcast on national TV. No one working for TNA seemed to care.
* WeaponOfChoice: Beer bottle.
* WeUsedToBeFriends
** America's Most Wanted and Gail Kim used to be close, but then they replaced her with Jacqueline. Chris Harris and Gail Kim remained close actually and Storm ended up dumping Harris too.
** Bobby Roode from Beer Money Inc, and to a lesser extent, every other member of Fourtune/Fortune.
* WouldHitAGirl: Counted on when Bitch Slap went after America's Most Wanted in TNA, in an effort to raise the profile of women in the company. Unfortunately, injuries they suffered in matches against men like Storm ended up ''[[GoneHorriblyWrong lowering]]'' the profile of women in the company, making it illegal for men to fight women.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: For a small period his character had the makings of a BadGuyBar called "Storm's Bar & Grille" in the works, with Bobby Roode hanging around the place. Knowing Roode's character at the time, one could've implied that he'd made an investment into Storm's venture. This idea would be dropped when they became Beer Money, however.
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-->"Sorry about YOUR DAMN LUCK!"