Former, ECW, WCW and WWE star Lance Storm announced on Twitter that he'll be closing his wrestling school. He added that an announcement will follow as it pertains to his future in the wrestling industry.
One of the most underrated technical wrestlers in the last two decades, Lance Storm has spent the last 15 years of his life dedicated to training the up-and-coming talent in the wrestling industry. Through his school, the Storm Wrestling Academy, Storm has been training stars like Tyler Breeze, Tenille Dashwood, Peyton Royce, Oney Lorcan, and Chelsea Green. His academy has become a go-to place for bigger wrestling companies trying to sign future stars.
On his Twitter account, Storm wrote the upcoming September 2019 training session at Storm Wrestling Academy will be his last and that by the end of the year SWA, will be closing. Those who signed up for 2020 sessions were already notified.
Important Announcement about SWA pic.twitter.com/jTbTPwwDDW— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) August 9, 2019
SWA opened its doors in 2005 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since that day, he's been working with students while chiming in on the current state of the wrestling industry. If you don't follow Storm on social media, you certainly should consider doing so. He's well-informed on the current wrestling product and he's not shy about sharing his thoughts.
What This Means
It could be the willingness of Storm to talk wrestling on his social media account that might hint where the next chapter in his wrestling life will be headed. Saying he wasn't done with the industry, it was time to move in another direction. Speculation might be that he'll do a podcast or be part of another promotion as a producer. He's certainly qualified enough to do either job.
The man who made the catchphrase "If I could be serious for a moment," seemed quite serious when he announced the end of his wrestling school. But, knowing Storm, he'll have something else coming quickly and fans who follow him will be eagerly awaiting the announcement.
Former students and fellow wrestlers gave their thoughts on the announcement, calling it a real loss for the industry.